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WordPress 5.9 RC3

The third Release Candidate (RC3) for WordPress 5.9 is here! Thank you to everyone who has contributed thus far toward testing and filing bugs to help make WordPress 5.9 a great release. WordPress 5.9 is slated to land in just one week—on January 25, 2022. You still have time to help! Since RC2 arrived last…

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Episode 23: A letter from WordPress’ Executive Director

As we greet a new year, WordPress’ Executive Director writes a letter to the project and community that speaks to the hopes of the year ahead. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to wpbriefing@wordpress.org, either written or as a voice recording. Credits Transcript Josepha Haden Chomphosy  00:10 Hello, everyone, and welcome…

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WordPress 5.9 RC 2

The second Release Candidate (RC2) for WordPress 5.9 is now available!  “Release Candidate” means the new version of the software is ready for release. It helps the community check that nothing is missed, given the thousands of plugins and themes and differences in how millions of people use the software. Thank you to everyone who…

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WordPress 5.8.3 Security Release

This security release features four 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 5.8.3 is a short-cycle security release. The next major release will be version 5.9, which is already in the Release Candidate stage. You…

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wordpress-bg-medblue-1-770x500 The Month in WordPress – December 2021 WPDev News

The Month in WordPress – December 2021

December was a busy month for the WordPress community. In the latest episode of the WP Briefing podcast, WordPress Executive Director Josepha Haden Chomphosy shares a carol of thanks and shows her gratitude to all the people who make the WordPress project a success. (…) I know that we have gotten so much done together…

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WordPress 5.9 RC 1

The first Release Candidate (RC1) for WordPress 5.9 is now available!  Thank you to everyone who has contributed to reach this important milestone in the community’s progress towards a WordPress 5.9 release. “Release Candidate” means the new version of the software is ready for release. It helps the community check that nothing is missed, given…

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People of WordPress: Collins Agbonghama

In this series, we share some of the inspiring stories of how WordPress and its global network of contributors can change people’s lives for the better. This month we feature a website builder from Nigeria, who uses the open source WordPress platform to support his family and to share learning with others in his home…

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WordPress 5.9 Beta 4

WordPress 5.9 Beta 4 is now available for testing! This software version is still under development. Please do not run this software on a production site; install it on a test site, where you can try out the newest features and get a feel for how they will work on your site. You can test…

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Episode 22: A Carol of Thanks

In this last episode of 2021, Josepha Haden Chomphosy takes the time to appreciate those who make the WordPress project a success and offers a carol of thanks. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to wpbriefing@wordpress.org, either written or as a voice recording. Credits References Have yourself A Merry Little Christmas…

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Highlights from State of the Word 2021

State of the Word 2021, the annual keynote from WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg, happened on December 14. The hybrid event took place in New York City with a small audience (proof of vaccination required). As Matt said, “we had people join by plane, train, and automobile.” Those who didn’t make the trek to the live…

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