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WP Briefing: Episode 18: The Economics of WordPress

In episode 18 of WP Briefing, Josepha Haden Chomphosy reflects on a recent lecture that she gave to students at Hendrix College in which she explored the economics of WordPress and the principles that sustain the project’s ecosystem. Have a...

/ 18 October 2021
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The Month in WordPress: September 2021

There’s a lot of tolerance in open source software for shipping slightly imperfect work. And that’s good. When we ship software that’s a little bit imperfect, it makes it clear how everyone can participate, how everyone could participate, if they...

/ 5 October 2021
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WP Briefing: Episode 17: WordPressing Your Way to Digital Literacy

In episode 17 of the WordPress Briefing, Josepha Haden Chomphosy reflects on her WordCamp US keynote and digs into how participating in open source projects can help you learn 21st Century Skills.  Have a question you’d like answered? You can...

/ 4 October 2021
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People of WordPress: Yordan Soares

WordPress is open source software, maintained by a global network of contributors. There are many examples of how WordPress has changed people’s lives for the better. In this monthly series, we share some of the amazing stories. To coincide with...

/ 30 September 2021
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Upcoming Gallery Block improvements

Thanks to @javiarce & @annezazu for design and copy contributions. An exciting update to the Gallery Block gives you more ways to show off images in your posts and pages. While this change won’t be available for most folks until...

/ 27 September 2021
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WP Briefing: Episode 16: A Sneak Peek at WordPress 5.9

In addition to this episode’s small list of big things, Josepha Haden Chomphosy reviews the upcoming 5.9 WordPress release and its Full Site Editing features. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to wpbriefing@wordpress.org, either written or...

/ 20 September 2021
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Join us for WordPress Translation Day Global Events in September 2021

WordPress contributors around the world are celebrating the sixth Global WordPress Translation Day throughout the entire month of September! That’s 30 days dedicated to help and encourage people to translate the software and its related resources. One of the highlights...

/ 16 September 2021
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WordPress 5.8.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.8.1 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 60 bug fixes in addition to 3 security fixes. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 5.4...

/ 9 September 2021
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The Month in WordPress: August 2021

I really believe in WordPress’ mission to democratize publishing. And I, for one, will never stop learning about what gives people more access to the software, and what makes the software more usable, and especially how we can combine usability...

/ 3 September 2021
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VMworld 2021 – Why Multi-Cloud Matters for Cloud Providers

Just in a few short weeks, we will be kicking off our next VMworld event in digital form. In this post, I’d like to discuss why it’s important to attend this year’s event, especially for our VMware partner and cloud...

/ 1 September 2021
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An Update on the Classic Editor Plugin

Before the release of WordPress 5.0 in 2018, the Classic Editor plugin was published to help ease the transition to the new block editor. At the time, we promised to support the plugin through 2021 and adjust if needed as...

/ 25 August 2021
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WP Briefing: Episode 15: A Very WordPress Blooper

Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes of WP Briefing? Listen in on this episode for a little levity and Josepha’s bloopers. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to wpbriefing@wordpress.org, either written or as a voice...

/ 23 August 2021