WP-6.1-Beta-1-Feature-Post-770x500 WordPress 6.1 Beta 1 Now Available WPDev News

WordPress 6.1 Beta 1 Now Available

WordPress 6.1 Beta 1 is now available for download and testing. This version of the WordPress software is under development. Please do not install, run, or test this version of WordPress on production or mission-critical websites. Instead, it is recommended that you test Beta 1 on a test server and site.  You can test WordPress…

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WPB-EP-39-TW-770x500 Episode 39: Contributor Stories Live from WordCamp US! WPDev News

Episode 39: Contributor Stories Live from WordCamp US!

In the thirty-ninth episode of the WordPress Briefing, hear contributors at WordCamp US share stories about their why for using WordPress and attending WordCamps. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to wpbriefing@wordpress.org, either written or as a voice recording. Credits Editor: Dustin HartzlerLogo: Javier ArceProduction: Santana Inniss and Chloé BringmannSong: Fearless First by Kevin…

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at-a-glance-widget-770x346 Dropping security updates for WordPress versions 3.7 through 4.0 WPDev News

Dropping security updates for WordPress versions 3.7 through 4.0

As of December 1, 2022 the WordPress Security Team will no longer provide security updates for WordPress versions 3.7 through 4.0. These versions of WordPress were first released eight or more years ago so the vast majority of WordPress installations run a more recent version of WordPress. The chances this will affect your site, or…

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Episode 38: All About LearnWP with Special Guest Hauwa Abashiya

In the thirty-eighth episode of the WordPress Briefing, join Josepha Haden Chomphosy and special guest Hauwa Abashiya for a discussion on the WordPress Training team and LearnWP initiative. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to wpbriefing@wordpress.org, either written or as a voice recording. Credits Editor: Dustin HartzlerLogo: Javier ArceProduction: Santana Inniss Song: Fearless First by…

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august-month-in-wp-asset-770x500 The Month in WordPress – August 2022 WPDev News

The Month in WordPress – August 2022

August has been a busy month, with the redesign of WordPress.org, new localized content on Learn WordPress, and the WordPress 6.0.2 security and maintenance release. But that’s not all! Read on to catch up on the latest WordPress news. WordPress 6.1 walk-through scheduled for September 13, 2022 Save the date! A live interactive walk-through of…

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People of WordPress: Bud Kraus

This month, as we approach WordCamp US, we feature Bud Kraus, a WordPress trainer who has made a career in helping others learn about software. He also shares how he has developed an approach to using technology in order to overcome longstanding difficulties with his eyesight. In this People of WordPress series, we share some…

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wordpress-bg-medblue-2-770x500 WordPress 6.0.2 Security and Maintenance Release WPDev News

WordPress 6.0.2 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 6.0.2 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 12 bug fixes on Core, 5 bug fixes for the Block Editor, and 3 security fixes. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 3.7 have also been updated. WordPress 6.0.2 is a…

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Featured-Image-770x500 A New WordPress.org Homepage and Download Page WPDev News

A New WordPress.org Homepage and Download Page

The WordPress experience has significantly evolved in the past few years. In order to highlight the power of WordPress on WordPress.org, the last few weeks have seen a homepage and download page redesign kickoff and shared mockups. Today, these new designs are going live! Like the News pages before them, these refreshed pages are inspired…

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wordpress-bg-medblue-1-770x500 The Month in WordPress – July 2022 WPDev News

The Month in WordPress – July 2022

July 2022 brought a lot of exciting announcements and proposals for the WordPress project, from an updated timeline for the WordPress 6.1 release, to design updates on WordPress.org. Read on to learn more about the latest news from the community. WordPress 6.1 development cycle is now published Mark your calendars! The WordPress 6.1 development cycle…

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wordpress-bg-medblue-770x500 Episode 37: The World of WordPress on World Wide Web Day WPDev News

Episode 37: The World of WordPress on World Wide Web Day

In the thirty-seventh episode of the WordPress Briefing, WordPress users and contributors reflect on how WordPress has changed their understanding of the web as we celebrate World Wide Web Day. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to wpbriefing@wordpress.org, either written or as a voice recording. Credits Editor: Dustin HartzlerLogo: Beatriz FialhoProduction: Santana Inniss &…

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