Community Wrap-up February 2, 2023

WordCamps in 2023 Are you going to WordCamp Asia? It’s coming up soon! (February 17-19 in Bangkok, Thailand.) With more than 60 speakers contributing to 2 days of talks, 100’s of organizers and volunteers, and contributor day, it looks to be an amazing event. [Get the whole schedule here.]  WordCamp Europe won’t be far behind!… Continue reading Community Wrap-up February 2, 2023

Contributing to WordPress

There are many ways to contribute to WordPress, the Open Source Project. And to be honest, most of them have nothing to do with coding. I really wish more people knew that. A quick perusal of the Make WordPress site and you’ll see over 20 teams you can be part of.  One team that I’ve… Continue reading Contributing to WordPress

Celebrating 20 Years as a Community

We’re really excited about all the possibilities for celebrating not only WordPress but the whole community – YOU! So we’ve put together a few fun ways for you to contribute your stories and historical events… Submit your milestones to our WordPress timeline. Have you built a plugin or business? Did you host a WordCamp for… Continue reading Celebrating 20 Years as a Community

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

New Year, Same Me

As I reflect on 2022, I think back over a year of mixed blessings, and I’m so grateful for the WordPress Community who supported me through family loss, new ventures, and the things I’m always doing both in and outside of WordPress. This year I: I completed my first year on the Post Status team!… Continue reading New Year, Same Me

Community Wrap-up Week Ending December 23

The WordPress Community is a Wonderful Place to Be The WP Community Collective The WP Community Collective aims to address some of these ongoing challenges by creating community-funded Fellowships to financially support individual contributions to the WordPress project and community. “We hope that the WP Community Collective can help bridge the gap between the passion… Continue reading Community Wrap-up Week Ending December 23

More WordPress People Doing Good Things

WordPress Gives a Hand For the third year in a row, a bunch of WordPress community members will join together at the holiday time for the charity campaign “WordPress Gives A Hand” #wpgivesahand. During the holiday season, instead of giving out discounts to customers, participating WordPress community members will donate a percentage of their revenue… Continue reading More WordPress People Doing Good Things

All the Things This Week

State of the Word For the second year, State of the Word (SOTW) will be a small in-person event at the Tumblr offices in New York City on the afternoon of December 15 (1pm local time). Matt Mullenweg will deliver the annual address to a small in-person crowd, and the event will be live streamed… Continue reading All the Things This Week

WordPress is People (Weekly Community Update)

Yes, of course WordPress is software. It’s code. It’s several different programming languages. It’s blocks. It’s the editor. Yes, it’s all of the technology.  But it’s people. It’s created by people. It’s used by people. It relies on people to move it forward, to modify it, to moderate it, and to build community around it.… Continue reading WordPress is People (Weekly Community Update)

WordPress Community Roundup

A New Home for the WordPress Community? It sounds like a tall order, but there it is: over at Ollie, Mike McAlister has proposed “a thought experiment and design concept” called OpenPress: What would it look like to start connecting millions of websites, users, and content that power half of the web in a more… Continue reading WordPress Community Roundup