WordPress 6.1 Beta 1 • Help Test • #WPTranslationDay • Video Courses #LearnWP

This Week at WordPress.org (September 19, 2022) The 6.1 Beta 1 release was briefly delayed a day but is now available. You can get familiar with what’s coming in 6.1 with the release by helping test the new features. Please give some consideration to Hugh Lashbrooke’s proposal for faster course development on the Training Team… Continue reading WordPress 6.1 Beta 1 • Help Test • #WPTranslationDay • Video Courses #LearnWP

WP 6.1 walkthrough replay • WebP no go • Matt: Core needs to be more editorial • Survey: How do you learn WordPress?

This Week at WordPress.org (September 12, 2022) WordPress 6.1 walkthrough replay • Matt: WebP no go • Matt: Core needs to be more editorial • Survey: How do you learn WordPress? WP 6.1 Feature Freeze 1 Week to Go WordPress Beta 1 & Feature Freeze is coming on September 20. Here’s what we know so… Continue reading WP 6.1 walkthrough replay • WebP no go • Matt: Core needs to be more editorial • Survey: How do you learn WordPress?

WordPress 6.1 Walkthrough, Dropping 3.7 – 4.0 Security Updates, WordPress Advanced Administration Handbook

This Week at WordPress.org (September 5, 2022) Get ready for WordPress 6.1! There’s a live walkthrough coming for it on September 13, and the feature freeze is September 20. Other important news: security updates will no longer be backported for WordPress 3.7-4.0, and there’s a new Advanced WordPress Administration handbook. Get Ready for WordPress 6.1… Continue reading WordPress 6.1 Walkthrough, Dropping 3.7 – 4.0 Security Updates, WordPress Advanced Administration Handbook

WordPress 6.0.2, Advanced Admin Handbook, Accessibility Tags for Block Themes, and Improving the Template Creation Experience

This Week at WordPress.org (August 29, 2022) WordPress 6.0.2, Advanced Admin Handbook, Accessibility Tags for Block Themes, and Improving the Template Creation Experience Updates Time to update! WordPress has an update available, but additionally these areas of the project are ready to be updated as well. WordPress 6.0.2 Security and Maintenance Release WordPress Advanced Administration… Continue reading WordPress 6.0.2, Advanced Admin Handbook, Accessibility Tags for Block Themes, and Improving the Template Creation Experience

Adjust HTML Block Markup, FSE Back to Basics, WP 6.0.2 RC1, and Updating WP_MEMORY_LIMIT

This Week at WordPress.org (August 24, 2022) WordPress 6.0.2 is coming soon! Join the next Call for Testing and give your feedback on HTML block markup and increasing the WP_MEMORY_LIMIT variable in wp-config.php. Feedback WordPress 6.1 feature freeze is September 20, 2023. There are many ways to weigh in with feedback now. 1⃣ A new… Continue reading Adjust HTML Block Markup, FSE Back to Basics, WP 6.0.2 RC1, and Updating WP_MEMORY_LIMIT

Languages of Contribution and Creation

The Creator Economy owes a lot to WordPress, but that doesn’t mean WordPress is valued or even understood by Creators as an open source project and community. Are the stories we tell and the words we use compelling to newcomers and the younger generations we need to succeed us? Is the story and language that… Continue reading Languages of Contribution and Creation

Feedback and Testing: Fluid Typography, Pre-Publish Sidebar, Editor Configuration, Expired Session Autosave, and Contribute Style Variation to Twenty Twenty Three

This Week at WordPress.org (August 17, 2022) Get your feedback in now about features coming in WordPress 6.1. Feature freeze is September 20. Feedback WordPress 6.1 feature freeze is September 20, 2023. There are many ways to weigh in with feedback now. 1⃣ Expired session autosave2⃣ Add a preview section to the pre-publish sidebar3⃣ Design… Continue reading Feedback and Testing: Fluid Typography, Pre-Publish Sidebar, Editor Configuration, Expired Session Autosave, and Contribute Style Variation to Twenty Twenty Three

Barriers to Contributing

Small teams face frustrating barriers trying to make their contributions count TL;DR: Small teams have common barriers to contributing to Five for the Future. Making efficient use of their time and team members is hard when tooling and communication can soak up the hours. Learning how to contribute — and keeping up with WordPress core… Continue reading Barriers to Contributing

Barriers to Contributing

Small teams face frustrating barriers trying to make their contributions count TL;DR: Small teams have common barriers to contributing to Five for the Future. Making efficient use of their time and team members is hard when tooling and communication can soak up the hours. Learning how to contribute — and keeping up with WordPress core… Continue reading Barriers to Contributing

What does Five for the Future mean to you? (Part 2)

Have you been thinking about that question? I hope so. Everyone should, as long as we have a 5ftF program. Some low-hanging fruit — recognition of non-code contributors — has already been picked. I like that WordPress.org profiles are now showing these new contributor activity types: Translating and reviewing strings on translate.wordpress.org Publishing lesson plans,… Continue reading What does Five for the Future mean to you? (Part 2)