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The Month in WordPress: August 2018

2018-09-03 KENNETH 0

The Month in WordPress: August 2018 Many of the WordPress contribution teams have been working hard on the new WordPress editor, and the tools, services, and documentation surrounding it. Read on to find out more about this ongoing project, as well as everything else that has been happening around the WordPress community in August. WordPress 4.9.8 is Released WordPress 4.9.8 was released at the beginning of the month. While this was a maintenance release fixing 46 bugs, it was significant for Core development because it made a point of highlighting Gutenberg — the new WordPress editor that is currently in development (more on that below). This release also included some important updates to the privacy tools that were added to Core earlier this year. Want to get involved in building WordPress Core? Follow the Core team blog and join the [ more… ]

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WordPress 4.9.8 Maintenance Release

2018-08-03 KENNETH 0

WordPress 4.9.8 Maintenance Release We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of WordPress 4.9.8.  This maintenance release fixes 46 bugs, enhancements and blessed tasks, including updating the Twenty Seventeen bundled theme. Following are the highlights of what is now available. “Try Gutenberg” callout Most users will now be presented with a notice in their WordPress dashboard. This “Try Gutenberg” is an opportunity for users to use the Gutenberg block editor before it is released in WordPress 5.0. In WordPress 4.9.8, the callout will be shown to the following users: If Gutenberg is not installed or activated, the callout will be shown to Admin users on single sites, and Super Admin users on multisites. If Gutenberg is installed and activated, the callout will be shown to Contributor users and above. If the Classic Editor plugin is installed and activated, the callout will be hidden for [ more… ]

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The Month in WordPress: July 2018

2018-08-01 KENNETH 0

The Month in WordPress: July 2018 With WordPress 5.0 coming closer, there’s lots of work going on all across the project. Read on to learn about how we progressed in July. Release of WordPress 4.9.7 On July 5, WordPress 4.9.7 was released,  fixing one security issue and 17 other bugs across the platform. While this is a minor release, incremental fixes are essential to keep WordPress running smoothly. Everyone is encouraged to update as soon as possible and to make sure that automatic updates are switched on. Would you like to get involved in building WordPress Core? Follow the Core team blog and join the #core channel in the Making WordPress Slack group. The New WordPress Editor In the upcoming minor release of WordPress, 4.9.8, a new section in the dashboard will feature Gutenberg, the upcoming content editor for WordPress. [ more… ]

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Quarterly Updates | Q2 2018

2018-07-16 KENNETH 0

Quarterly Updates | Q2 2018 To keep everyone aware of big projects and efforts across WordPress contributor teams, I’ve reached out to each team’s listed representatives. I asked each of them to share their Top Priority (and when they hope for it to be completed), as well as their biggest Wins and Worries. Have questions? I’ve included a link to each team’s site in the headings. Accessibility Contacted: @rianrietveld, @joedolson, @afercia Priority: Working to make sure that Gutenberg is reasonably accessible prior to merge. ETA is before 5.0 Struggle: Lack of developers and accessibility experts to help test and code the milestone issues. The team is doing outreach to help solve this problem. Big Win: Interest from companies like The Paciello Group and Tenon.io to help out with Gutenberg code review and testing tools. CLI Contacted: @danielbachhuber, @schlessera Priority: Very first global Hack Day [ more… ]