Month in WordPress

News – The Month in WordPress: February 2020 – WordPress.org – WordPress Website Design Article

February 2020 was a busy month in the WordPress project! Most notably, there was an outpouring of sentiment in response to the unfortunate cancellation of WordCamp Asia. However, the team continues to work hard in the hopes of making WordCamp Asia 2021 happen. In addition, there were a number of releases and some exciting new news during the month of February. Read on for more information! WordCamp Asia 2020 Cancelled & Pop-up Livestream There was a ton of excitement around…

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News – The Month in WordPress: January 2020 – WordPress.org – WordPress Website Design Article

Following an action-packed December, 2020 is off to a fine start with some new releases and announcements. Read on to find out what happened in the WordPress project in January. Release of Gutenberg 7.2 & 7.3 Gutenberg 7.2, the first Gutenberg release of 2020, was deployed on January 8th and included over 180 pull requests from more than 56 contributors. This was followed soon after by Gutenberg 7.3. New features include a new Buttons block, support in adding links to…

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News – The Month in WordPress: December 2019 – WordPress.org – WordPress Website Design Article

As 2019 draws to a close and we look ahead to another exciting year let’s take a moment to review what the WordPress community achieved in December. WordPress 5.3.1 and 5.3.2 Releases The WordPress 5.3.1 security and maintenance release was announced on December 13. It features 46 fixes and enhancements. This version corrects four security issues in WordPress versions 5.3 and earlier. Shortly afterwards, WordPress 5.3.2 was released, addressing a couple high severity Trac tickets, and includes 5 fixes and…

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News – The Month in WordPress: October 2019 – WordPress.org – WordPress Website Design Article

October has been a busy month with preparations for WordCamp US as well as the next major release of WordPress. Read on to find out about all that work and more. WordPress 5.2.4 On October 14, WordPress 5.2.4 was released as a security release fixing 6 security issues. The fixes were backported to earlier versions of WordPress as well, so they’re available for sites not yet upgraded to 5.2. This kind of release is only possible because people report security…

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News – The Month in WordPress: May 2019 – WordPress.org – WordPress Website Design Article

This month saw the 16th anniversary since the launch of the first release of WordPress. A significant milestone to be sure and one that speaks to the strength and stability of the project as a whole. In this anniversary month, we saw a new major release of WordPress, some exciting new development work, and a significant global event. Release of WordPress 5.2 WordPress 5.2 “Jaco” was released on May 7 shipping some useful site management tools, such as the Site…

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News – The Month in WordPress: April 2019 – WordPress.org – WordPress Website Design Article

This past month has been filled with anticipation as the community builds up towards a big new release, plans some important events, and builds new tools to grow the future of the project. WordPress 5.2 Almost Due for Release WordPress 5.2 is due for release on May 7 with many new features included for developers and end-users alike. The Field Guide for the release provides a lot of information about what is in it and what you can expect, including…

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News – The Month in WordPress: March 2019 – WordPress.org – WordPress Website Design Article

WordPress reached a significant milestone this month. With some exciting developments in Core, an interesting new proposal, and the return of a valuable global event, March was certainly an interesting time. WordPress Now Powers One-Third of the Web WordPress’ market share has been steadily increasing, and as of halfway through this month, it powers over one-third of the top 10 million sites on the web (according to W3Techs, which tracks usage statistics for all major web platforms). This growth of…

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The Month in WordPress: December 2018 – WordPress Website Design Article

New features, a big event, and important announcements marked December as a milestone month for the WordPress community. Release of WordPress 5.0 On December 6 WordPress 5.0 was released. This release includes the much anticipated new block editor as the default editing experience. While some users have chosen to continue using the Classic Editor on their sites, many site owners have quickly upgraded to this latest version. Two security and maintenance releases came out over the course of the month,…

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The Month in WordPress: February 2019 – WordPress Website Design Article

A new version of WordPress, significant security enhancements, important discussions, and much more – read on to find out what has been going on in the WordPress community for the month of February. Release of WordPress 5.1 Near the end of the month, WordPress 5.1 was released, featuring significant stability and performance enhancements as well as the first of the Site Health mechanisms that are in active development. Most prominent is the new warning for sites running long-outdated versions of…

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The Month in WordPress: January 2019 – WordPress Website Design Article

The momentum from December’s WordPress 5.0 release was maintained through January with some big announcements and significant updates. Read on to find out what happened in the WordPress project last month. WordPress Leadership Grows In a milestone announcement this month, WordPress project lead, Matt Mullenweg (@matt), named two individuals who are coming on board to expand the leadership team of the project. As Executive Director, Josepha Haden (@chanthaboune) will oversee all the contribution teams across the project. As Marketing &…

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