WP 6.2.1 • PHP8 Compatibility • Translation Playground • Contributor Mentorship Program

This Week at WordPress.org (May 14, 2023)

It’s time to update your WordPress websites now. This week’s release breaks shortcodes used in Block Themes on Templates, but is related to a security issue.

Is WordPress, and the plugin and theme ecosystem around it, ready for PHP 8? Earlier versions of PHP, such as 7.4, are now considered End of Life, and hosts are eager to deploy supported versions. But first, Core compatibility needs additional testing to come out of beta compatibility.

Translating WordPress just got a little bit easier for contributors with the WP Translation Playground.

A Community team working group announces a pilot proposal for a Contributor Mentorship Program, helping all contributors onboard.


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