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WordPress 6.6 “Dorsey”

Say hello to the latest WordPress! WordPress 6.6 "Dorsey" is here to deliver on the promise of a better web with style, finesse, and a suite of enhanced tools to create beautifully coherent design elements and the confidence of automatic rollbacks for your plugin updates.
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WordPress 6.6 Release Candidate 3

WordPress 6.6 RC3 is ready for download and testing! This version of the WordPress software is under development. Please do not install, run, or test this version of WordPress on production or mission-critical websites. Instead, please evaluate RC3 on a test server or a local environment. Reaching this phase of the release cycle is a […]
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WP Briefing: Episode 83: Learning Pathways

Discover how Learning Pathways can guide you through your WordPress journey with clarity and purpose. In the latest episode of WordPress Briefing, host Josepha Haden Chomphosy welcomes special guest Wes Theron to discuss the newly introduced Learning Pathways. These curated lesson sets are tailored to various experience levels, roles, and use cases, ensuring a personalized learning experience for every WordPress user.
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WordPress 6.6 RC2

WordPress 6.6 RC2 is ready for download and testing! This version of the WordPress software is under development. Please do not install, run, or test this version of WordPress on production or mission-critical websites. Instead, please evaluate RC2 on a test server or a local environment. Reaching this phase of the release cycle is a […]
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WordPress 6.6 RC1

The first release candidate (RC1) for WordPress 6.6 is ready for download and testing! This version of the WordPress software is under development. Please do not install, run, or test this version of WordPress on production or mission-critical websites. Instead, please evaluate RC1 on a test server or a local environment. Reaching this phase of […]
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WordPress 6.5.5

WordPress 6.5.5 is now available! This release features three security fixes. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. This minor release also includes 3 bug fixes in Core. You can download WordPress 6.5.5 from WordPress.org, or visit your WordPress Dashboard, click “Updates”, and then click “Update Now”. […]
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WP Briefing: Episode 82: WCEU Hallway Track

Big events create big moments, and WordCamp Europe 2024 was no exception. Join host Josepha Haden Chomphosy on this episode of the WordPress Briefing as she shares her top insights and favorite highlights from the event. Discover what the WordPress community focused on during this exciting three-day gathering.
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WordPress 6.6 Beta 3

WordPress 6.6 Beta 3 is here! Please download and test it. This beta version of the WordPress software is under development. Please do not install, run, or test this version of WordPress on production or mission-critical websites—you risk unexpected results if you do. Instead, test Beta 3 on a local site or a testing environment […]
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Highlights from WordCamp Europe 2024

From June 13-15, 2024, WordPress enthusiasts from across the globe gathered in Torino to explore and celebrate the world’s most popular web platform at WordCamp Europe 2024. A dedicated team of 250 volunteers, led by WordCamp veterans Wendie Huis in ‘t Veld, Juan Hernando, and Takis Bouyouris, organized and produced the event.
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WordPress 6.6 Beta 2

WordPress 6.6 Beta 2 is here! Please download and test it. This beta version of the WordPress software is under development. Please do not install, run, or test this version of WordPress on production or mission-critical websites—you risk unexpected results if you do. Instead, test Beta 2 on a local site or a testing environment […]
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WP Briefing: Episode 81: It’s your first WordCamp? Welcome!

Get ready to dive into the vibrant world of WordCamps with this special episode of the WordPress Briefing, hosted by Josepha Haden Chomphosy! This episode is designed for first-time attendees; we’ll explore what to expect, from Contributor Day activities to mastering the art of socializing and networking. Whether you’re aiming to contribute to the WordPress […]
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WordPress 6.5.4 Maintenance Release

WordPress 6.5.4 is now available!This minor release features 5 bug fixes in Core. You can review a summary of the maintenance updates in this release by reading the Release Candidate announcement. WordPress 6.5.4 is a short-cycle release. The next major release will be version 6.6 planned for July 2024. If you have sites that support […]
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WordPress 6.6 Beta 1

WordPress 6.6 Beta 1 is here! Please download and test it. This beta version of the WordPress software is under development. Please do not install, run, or test this version of WordPress on production or mission-critical websites—you risk unexpected results if you do. Instead, install Beta 1 on local sites and testing environments in any […]
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WP Briefing: Episode 80: Unlocking Your WordPress Potential with Learn WordPress Tools

Welcome to another episode of the WordPress Briefing! In this episode, your host, Josepha Haden Chomphosy, delves into the incredible resources available to help you broaden your WordPress expertise. Whether you're just starting out or looking to deepen your skillset, these tools and tutorials offer something for everyone. Join us as we explore how Learn WordPress can be your guide on the journey to mastering WordPress, providing invaluable support and community connections along the way.
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WP Briefing: Episode 79: Why Start a WordPress Media Corps (and Why Now?)

There’s a new initiative in the WordPress community: the WordPress Media Corps. In today’s episode of the WordPress Briefing, you’ll find out how it came to be, first as a nugget of an idea during the pandemic and now as an active experiment. Learn how this shift in focus values the ongoing impact, and often invisible effort, of independent WordPress media—and seeks to help them more easily deliver engaging, high-quality WordPress content to their audiences.
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WordPress 6.5.3 Maintenance Release

WordPress 6.5.3 is now available! This minor release features 12 bug fixes in Core and 9 bug fixes for the block editor. You can review a summary of the maintenance updates in this release by reading the Release Candidate announcement. WordPress 6.5.3 is a short-cycle release. The next major release will be version 6.6 planned […]
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WordPress 6.5.2 Maintenance and Security Release

Note: Due to an issue with the initial package, WordPress 6.5.1 was not released. 6.5.2 is the first minor release for WordPress 6.5. This security and maintenance release features 2 bug fixes on Core, 12 bug fixes for the Block Editor, and 1 security fix. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that […]
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WP Briefing: Episode 76: A WordPress 6.5 Sneak Peek

Join WordPress Executive Director, Josepha Haden Chomphosy, as she offers an exclusive preview of the upcoming WordPress 6.5 release, accompanied by special guest Dave Smith, one of the Editor Tech leads for this release. Don’t miss this opportunity for an insider’s look!
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WordPress 6.5 “Regina”

WordPress 6.5 "Regina" is here! Named in honor of Regina Carter, renowned jazz violinist and educator, this release was made possible by over 700 contributors. Download WordPress 6.5 “Regina” today.
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WordPress 6.5 Release Candidate 4

WordPress 6.5 RC4 is ready for download and testing. Reaching this phase of the release cycle is an important milestone. Check out what's coming in this release and how to get involved with the open source project.
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WordPress 6.5 Release Candidate 3

WordPress 6.5 RC3 is ready for download and testing. Reaching this phase of the release cycle is an important milestone. Check out what's coming in this release and how to get involved with the open source project.
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WP Briefing: Episode 75: WordCamp Asia 2024 Unwrapped

WordCamp Asia 2024 was a dynamic three-day celebration of collaboration, diversity, and innovation in the WordPress project. This week, Executive Director Josepha Haden Chomphosy shares her insights and experiences from the event, which featured one of the largest Contributor Days in the region, a variety of speakers, engaging panel discussions, and workshops. Josepha offers her thoughts on the latest topics being discussed within the community and forming the future of WordPress.
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Highlights from WordCamp Asia 2024

Over 1,300 attendees gathered at the Taipei International Convention Center in Taiwan for WordCamp Asia 2024. The three-day event emerged as a vibrant celebration showcasing the collaboration, diversity, and innovation that drive the world's most popular web platform.
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The Month in WordPress – February 2024

February saw significant progress towards the upcoming WordPress 6.5 release and final preparations for WordCamp Asia. The results of the annual WordPress survey were released, and discussions began on the next steps for the Data Liberation project. Read on for the latest happenings in the WordPress space. Get ready for WordCamp Asia The stage is […]
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WordCamp Asia 2024: Q&A with Matt Mullenweg

WordCamp Asia 2024 is just a few days away—starting on March 7 in Taipei, Taiwan. This unique three-day summit will feature a distinguished lineup of speakers, numerous networking opportunities, and a closing Q&A experience with WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg.
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WP Briefing: Episode 74: Kickstart (Or Level-Up) Your Contributor Journey

Explore the impact you can make on WordPress without coding in this WordPress Briefing episode hosted by Executive Director Josepha Haden Chomphosy. She'll guide you through diverse non-coding contributions suitable for all skill levels, including content translation, photo submissions, event organization, and software testing. Listen and discover how you can enhance the WordPress community in ways that align with your interests and expertise.
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WordPress 6.5 Beta 3

WordPress 6.5 Beta 3 is now ready for download and testing!

This version of the WordPress software is under development. Please do not install, run, or test this version of WordPress on production or mission-critical websites. Instead, it is recommended you evaluate Beta 3 on a test server and site.
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WordPress 6.5 Beta 2

WordPress 6.5 Beta 2 is now ready for download and testing!

This version of the WordPress software is under development. Please do not install, run, or test this version of WordPress on production or mission-critical websites. Instead, it is recommended you evaluate Beta 2 on a test server and site.
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WP Briefing: Episode 73: Inside the Interactivity API

In the latest WordPress Briefing, Josepha Haden Chomphosy discusses the Interactivity API, a new foundational tool that helps developers create memorable interactive front-end experiences. She is joined by special guests and sponsored contributors Ryan Welcher and Mario Santos, who share more about this impactful addition to the WordPress developer experience.
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2023 Annual Survey Results and Next Steps

Each year, WordPress seeks to collect high-level data about trends and themes across the vast ecosystem of users, site builders, extenders, and contributors to help inform decision-making and provide valuable feedback on the project's status. 

For 2023, the survey process was updated to enhance accessibility, usability, analysis, and multilingual support. Additionally, a few questions were replaced or updated to ensure the survey captures relevant data on current and future WordPress topics.

The data collected is used as one of many signals that inform the project's road map and areas of focus, both near and long-term.
For 2023, the survey process was updated to enhance accessibility, usability, analysis, and multilingual support. Additionally, a few questions were replaced or updated to ensure the survey captures relevant data on current and future WordPress topics.

I use the data collected from this survey as one of many signals to inform the project’s road map and areas of focus, both near and long-term.
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WordPress 6.5 Beta 1

WordPress 6.5 Beta 1 is now ready for download and testing!

This version of the WordPress software is under development. Please do not install, run, or test this version of WordPress on production or mission-critical websites. Instead, it is recommended you evaluate Beta 1 on a test server and site.
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The Month in WordPress – January 2024

January kicked off with big plans for the WordPress project in the year ahead. Work on the WordPress 6.5 release is underway, with Beta 1 scheduled for next week and early testing opportunities. Let’s catch up on all the exciting updates from the past month. Looking at 2024 In a recent episode of WP Briefing, […]
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WordPress 6.4.3 – Maintenance and Security release

This security and maintenance release features 5 bug fixes on Core, 16 bug fixes for the Block Editor, and 2 security fixes. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. Backports are also available for other major WordPress releases, 4.1 and later. You can download WordPress 6.4.3 from […]
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WP Briefing: Episode 71: New Year, New Blog!

In the latest WordPress Briefing, Executive Director Josepha Haden Chomphosy revisits our roots in blogging and breaks down the essentials of starting your first WordPress blog. Tune in to Episode 71 for practical tips and inspiration to kickstart your blogging journey.
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Data Liberation in 2024

Imagine a more open web where people can switch between any platform of their choosing. A web where being locked into a system is a thing of the past. This is the web I’ve always wanted to see. That’s why I announced a new initiative called Data Liberation for 2024. Migrating your site to WordPress, […]
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The Month in WordPress – December 2023

As 2023 came to a close, WordPress bid farewell with the much-anticipated annual State of the Word and the 6.5 roadmap, among other exciting updates. Read on to learn more about the community’s end-of-year celebrations and catch a sneak peek of what’s in store for the year ahead. Highlights from State of the Word On […]
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Leap into 2024 with these Site Editor Tools

The Site Editor gives you a powerful way to visually create every part of your site and tell your story. It lets you handle everything from big stylistic changes to simple copy updates all in a single place. To help you make the most of this new way to WordPress, here are a few standout […]
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State of the Word 2023 Recap

On December 11, WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg traveled to beautiful Madrid, Spain, to deliver his annual State of the Word keynote. It was the first time this event took place outside the United States. Against the backdrop of Palacio Neptuno—an iconic architectural gem and UNESCO World Heritage site—nearly 200 contributors, developers, extenders, and friends of […]
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The Month in WordPress – November 2023

November is usually a busy month for the WordPress project, and this year is no different. Following the empowering release of WordPress 6.4, the energy continues to build, setting the stage for the anticipated State of the Word and upcoming projects.
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WordPress 6.4.2 Maintenance & Security Release

WordPress 6.4.2 is now available! This minor release features 7 bug fixes in Core. The fixes include a bug fix for an issue causing stylesheet and theme directories to sometimes return incorrect results. This release also features one security fix. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. […]
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Alert: WordPress Security Team Impersonation Scams

The WordPress Security Team is aware of multiple ongoing phishing scams impersonating both the “WordPress team” and the “WordPress Security Team“ in an attempt to convince administrators to install a plugin on their website which contains malware. The WordPress Security Team will never email you requesting that you install a plugin or theme on your […]
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State of the Word 2023 – Madrid, Spain

The countdown is on for this year's State of the Word! If you missed the initial announcement a few weeks ago, mark your calendars for December 11, 2023.

State of the Word is the annual keynote in which WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg celebrates the progress of the open source project and offers a glimpse into its future.
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WP Briefing: Episode 66: Advocating Open Source Solutions

WordPress Executive Director, Josepha Haden Chomphosy, speaks to the strategic approach to integrating open source solutions within your company and offers insight into initiating open source advocacy conversations. Tune in for a session that could redefine your company's technological approach.
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The Month in WordPress – October 2023

September-October 2023 was yet another fun and eventful chapter in WordPress, with more WordCamps hosting exciting discussions, knowledge sharing, and learning. This month also welcomed the release of WordPress 6.4 and the Twenty Twenty-Four theme. Let’s check it out. Meet WordPress 6.4 “Shirley” WordPress 6.4 “Shirley” was released on November 7, 2023, and named after […]
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WordPress 6.4.1 Maintenance Release

WordPress 6.4.1 is now available! This minor release features four bug fixes. You can review a summary of the maintenance updates in this release by reading the Release Candidate announcement or view the list of tickets on Trac. WordPress 6.4.1 is a short-cycle release. If you have sites that support automatic background updates, the update process will […]
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WordPress 6.4 “Shirley”

WordPress 6.4 "Shirley" is here! Named in honor of the iconic jazz singer and pianist Shirley Horn, this release was made possible by over 600 contributors. Download WordPress 6.4 Shirley today.
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