WP 6.3 Planning • WP20 • AI Forum Replies • LearnWP Survey Results

This Week at WordPress.org (May 29, 2023) How did you celebrate WordPress’s 20th birthday? Read Building Blocks: The Evolution of WordPress, now available on GitHub and e-reader formats. WordPress 6.3 is underway. Core has shared the planning roundup, and the Design team is starting to prepare now. Support forums recently discussed considerations on using AI… Continue reading WP 6.3 Planning • WP20 • AI Forum Replies • LearnWP Survey Results

WP 6.2.2 • WP Playground • Client-side Filtering • Future WordCamp Brainstorms • Plugin Review Update

This Week at WordPress.org (May 22, 2023) WordPress 6.2.2 is available now for update. This reintroduces shortcodes in Block Theme Templates in a more secure way. Rich Tabor and WordPress Playground innovator Adam Zielinski discuss the capabilities and promise of WP Playground. What do you want to see for future WordCamps? Share your ideas on… Continue reading WP 6.2.2 • WP Playground • Client-side Filtering • Future WordCamp Brainstorms • Plugin Review Update

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… Continue reading WP 6.2.1 • PHP8 Compatibility • Translation Playground • Contributor Mentorship Program

WP 6.2.1 RC1 • Annual Survey Results • WCUS Scholarship Fund

This Week at WordPress.org (May 8, 2023) WordPress 6.2.1 RC1 is now available for testing, and planning is underway for the 6.3 AND 6.4 release squad members. Head over to the Core team website for more information. Each year the WordPress community has an opportunity to participate in the annual survey. The results from 2022… Continue reading WP 6.2.1 RC1 • Annual Survey Results • WCUS Scholarship Fund

Blogs to Blocks • Core + AI • LCP Image Performance • Testing FSE Front Page

This Week at WordPress.org (May 1, 2023) The WordPress Marketing Team is hosting a Blogs to Blocks celebration and invites you to get involved by creating and responding to daily prompts around blogging, design, development, photos, community, and more ways to contribute. The Core Team is considering how to include extendible technology to integrate AI.… Continue reading Blogs to Blocks • Core + AI • LCP Image Performance • Testing FSE Front Page

WP Feature Notifications • Prioritizing Performance Benefits • DevBlog updates

This Week at WordPress.org (April 24, 2023) Tired of the overwhelm of WordPress notifications? Join the WP Feature Notifications effort to streamline the alerts. What performance gains have happened in WordPress 6.2? From the Developer Blog: How webpack and WordPress packages interact. WP Feature Notifications, Performance in 6.2, and DevBlog updates WP Feature Notifications: 2023… Continue reading WP Feature Notifications • Prioritizing Performance Benefits • DevBlog updates

WordPress Book • Women & Nonbinary Release • WP6.3 • More Effective Contributor Days

This Week at WordPress.org (April 17, 2023) The second installment of the WordPress project book is now available. Be sure to read Building Blocks. WordPress 6.3 is beginning planning and calling for volunteers. Women and Non-binary folks are encouraged to ride-along on 6.3 in preparation for the 6.4 release squads form. How can we improve… Continue reading WordPress Book • Women & Nonbinary Release • WP6.3 • More Effective Contributor Days

Women & Nonbinary Release • WP-CLI 2.8.0 • Redesign Update • Build Block Theme

This Week at WordPress.org (April 3, 2023) Sign up soon to mentor and be a part of the upcoming women and nonbinary release squad. Join the Test team in building a block theme. WP-CLI 2.8.0 is coming soon with PHP 8.2 compatibility. Get the latest updates on the WordPress.org redesign. Women and Nonbinary Release Squad,… Continue reading Women & Nonbinary Release • WP-CLI 2.8.0 • Redesign Update • Build Block Theme

Catching up with Do the Woo

Bob puts out so much writing and audio at Do the Woo and has so many different people featured, it’s hard to keep up! These are some recent ones I’ve taken note of but didn’t get into a post or newsletter. Definitely worth a listen: Did you know a client’s involvement in a project makes… Continue reading Catching up with Do the Woo

WordPress 6.1 RC5 • WP-CLI 2.7.1 • Help Test Plugin Dependencies Feature Plugin

This Week at WordPress.org (October 24, 2022) WordPress 6.1 rolls out on November 1. Help test 6.1 Release Candidate 3 — and the Rollback feature plugin. Be sure to look over the 6.1 DevNotes, Field Guides, and Team Updates. WordPress 6.1 Release Candidate 5 WordPress 6.1 Release Candidate 5 (RC5) Now Available for Testing Help… Continue reading WordPress 6.1 RC5 • WP-CLI 2.7.1 • Help Test Plugin Dependencies Feature Plugin