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WordPress 5.0 Beta 5

2018-11-16 KENNETH 0

WordPress 5.0 Beta 5 WordPress 5.0 Beta 5 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. There are two ways to test this WordPress 5.0 Beta: try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”), or you can download the beta here (zip). Reminder: the WordPress 5.0 release date has changed. It is now scheduled for release on November 27, and we need your help to get there. Here are some of the big issues that we’ve fixed since Beta 4: Block Editor The block editor has been updated to match the Gutenberg 4.4 release, the major changes include:  A permalink panel has been added to the document sidebar to make it easier to find. Editor document panels can now [ more… ]

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WordPress 5.0 Beta 4

2018-11-13 KENNETH 0

WordPress 5.0 Beta 4 WordPress 5.0 Beta 4 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.0 Beta: try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”), or you can download the beta here (zip). The WordPress 5.0 release date has changed, it is now scheduled for release on November 27, and we need your help to get there. Here are some of the big issues that we’ve fixed since Beta 3: Block Editor The block editor has been updated to match the Gutenberg 4.3 release, the major changes include: An Annotations API, allowing plugins to add contextual data as you write. More consistent keyboard navigation between blocks, as well as back-and-forth [ more… ]

WordPress 5.0 Beta 3

2018-11-05 KENNETH 0

WordPress 5.0 Beta 3 WordPress 5.0 Beta 3 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.0 Beta: try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”), or you can download the beta here (zip). WordPress 5.0 is slated for release on November 19, and we need your help to get there. Here are some of the big issues that we’ve fixed since Beta 2: Block Editor The block editor has been updated to include all of the features and bug fixes from the upcoming Gutenberg 4.2 release. Additionally, there are some newer bug fixes and features, such as: Adding support for the “Custom Fields” meta box. Improving the reliability of REST [ more… ]

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Quarterly Updates | Q3 2018

2018-11-02 KENNETH 0

Quarterly Updates | Q3 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: @joedolson, @audrasjb, @arush Priority: Work on authoring a manual for assistive technology users on Gutenberg, led by Claire Brotherton (@abrightclearweb). Continue to work on improving the overall user experience in Gutenberg. Update and organize the WP A11y handbook. Struggle: Lack of developers and accessibility experts to help test and code the milestone issues. Still over 100 outstanding issues, and developing the Gutenberg AT manual helps expose additional issues. The announcement of an accessibility focus [ more… ]

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The Month in WordPress: October 2018

2018-11-01 KENNETH 0

The Month in WordPress: October 2018 Teams across the WordPress project are working hard to make sure everything is ready for the upcoming release of WordPress 5.0. Find out what’s going on and how you can get involved. The Plan for WordPress 5.0 Early this month, the planned release schedule was announced for WordPress 5.0, which was updated a few weeks later. WordPress 5.0 is a highly anticipated release, as it’s the official  launch of Gutenberg — the new block editor for WordPress Core. For more detail, check out this  granular timeline. Along with the planned release schedule, @matt, who is heading up this release, announced leads for critical focuses on the project, including @matveb, @karmatosed, @laurelfulford, @allancole, @lonelyvegan, @omarreiss, @antpb, @pento, @chanthaboune, @danielbachhuber, and @mcsf. WordPress 5.0 is currently in its second beta phase and will soon move to [ more… ]