WordPress 6.2 Beta 3 & Live Demo • Help Test • Changes to WP Release Cycle

This Week at WordPress.org (February 20, 2023) WordPress 6.2 is just over a month away. Join in the live demo and help test beta and release candidate versions. Should we revise the WordPress release cycle? Share you feedback. WP 6.2 Beta 3 & Demo, Proposal to Update Release Cycle β WordPress 6.2 Beta 3 6.2… Continue reading WordPress 6.2 Beta 3 & Live Demo • Help Test • Changes to WP Release Cycle

WordPress 6.2 Beta 2 • Help Test • Theme Directory Redesign • Apply for Community Summit

This Week at WordPress.org (February 6, 2023) WordPress 6.2 Beta 2 is now available. Help test the latest features before the next release. Apply now to attend Community Summit. Take a look at the new Theme Directory redesign progress. WP 6.2 Beta 2, Help Test, Themes Redesign β WordPress 6.2 Beta 2 Help Test WordPress… Continue reading WordPress 6.2 Beta 2 • Help Test • Theme Directory Redesign • Apply for Community Summit

WordPress 6.2 Beta 1 • Phase 2 Finale • Creating a Mentorship Program • Apply for Community Summit

This Week at WordPress.org (February 6, 2023) WordPress 6.2 Beta 1 is out now and you can help test it before final release on March 28. With that comes the end of Gutenberg Phase 2. WordPress considers a mentorship program focused on onboarding and assisting contributors. WP 6.2, Phase 2 Finale, and Mentorships WordPress 6.2… Continue reading WordPress 6.2 Beta 1 • Phase 2 Finale • Creating a Mentorship Program • Apply for Community Summit

When Gutenberg Phases End • Priorities in Onboarding Contributors • Redesign Roll Outs

This Week at WordPress.org (January 30, 2023) What happens when we reach the end of a phase in Gutenberg? Josepha shares what this means for additional features and requests in the WP Briefing. Josepha also posed a few questions at how we prioritize doing the work of contributing while onboarding new contributors and ways to… Continue reading When Gutenberg Phases End • Priorities in Onboarding Contributors • Redesign Roll Outs

WordPress Origin Stories, Week 3

This is part of our ongoing celebration of the 20th Anniversary of WordPress. Dean Burton When I first discovered WordPress, I was messing around trying to build my own website, which at the time was an attempt to move an online community I had on Facebook over to a blog and eventually to sell/promote products.… Continue reading WordPress Origin Stories, Week 3

WP Community Support (Central) vs WP Foundation • Old Trac Tickets • Themes & Support Docs Redesign

This Week at WordPress.org (January 23, 2023) Can you explain the difference between Central and the Foundation? They are not one in the same, so check out what each area handles. More teams across WordPress are using GitHub Projects for project management. The Community Team is considering this addition as well. Let’s review some very… Continue reading WP Community Support (Central) vs WP Foundation • Old Trac Tickets • Themes & Support Docs Redesign

WordPress Origin Stories, Week 2

This is part of our ongoing celebration of the 20th Anniversary of WordPress. Aubrey Portwood In 2007, I was offered a job at my university with the business department and was hired to help someone there (a technical writer) help keep the website running. Within my first week, I had them sold on ditching the… Continue reading WordPress Origin Stories, Week 2

Big Picture Goals 2023 • WP 6.2 Planning • LearnWP Needs Analysis • Wrong Plugins

This Week at WordPress.org (January 16, 2023) Where is WordPress going in 2023? Read Josepha’s Big Picture Goals for the year. WordPress certifications are in the planning phases, and the foundation will include LearnWP. The Training Team is conducting a Needs Analysis. Help gather the community’s input. Plugins Team is seeking intentionally wrong plugins, and… Continue reading Big Picture Goals 2023 • WP 6.2 Planning • LearnWP Needs Analysis • Wrong Plugins

ChatGPT Did Not Write This Update

It’s true, ChatGPT (or any other AI writing tools) did not write this update, but I HAVE been playing around with it, and I can see the appeal, at least in part.  But there has been A LOT of conversation in the community about these tools. I, like many other writers, experience some form of… Continue reading ChatGPT Did Not Write This Update

Improving 5ftF Contributor Journey • Building Interactive Blocks • Layout Classes • WP20

This Week at WordPress.org (January 9, 2023) Share your feedback about how to improve the Five for the Future contributor journey. Check out work underway on how to make interactive blocks easier to build, and take a walkthrough of layout classes in WordPress 6.1. It’s time to start planning; how will you celebrate WordPress’ 20th… Continue reading Improving 5ftF Contributor Journey • Building Interactive Blocks • Layout Classes • WP20