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Upcoming Gallery Block improvements

2021-09-28 KENNETH 0

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 WordPress 5.9’s launch in December, we wanted to share some of what’s to come to get you excited about the future. Style individual images You can now use the same tools that are available for individual image blocks on each image in the Gallery Block! This added flexibility means you can do more customization – from adding links to each individual image, inline cropping to edit on the fly, apply unique styles for more visually compelling images, and apply an array of duotone filters. Add custom styles For more advanced folks who like to go a [ more… ]

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WP Briefing: Episode 16: A Sneak Peek at WordPress 5.9

2021-09-20 KENNETH 0

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 [email protected], either written or as a voice recording. Credits Editor: Dustin Hartzler Logo: Beatriz Fialho Production: Chloé Bringmann Song: Fearless First by Kevin MacLeod References WordPress 5.9 Planning  5.9 Target Features Gallery Block Refactor Dev Notes The Cathedral and the Bazaar, 19 Lessons of Open Source WordPress Translation Day WordCamp US 2021 Letters to an open source contributor, by Andrea Middleton Transcript Josepha Haden Chomphosy  00:10 Hello, everyone, and welcome to the WordPress Briefing. The podcast where you can catch quick explanations of the ideas behind the WordPress open source project, some insight into the community that [ more… ]

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Join us for WordPress Translation Day Global Events in September 2021

2021-09-17 KENNETH 0

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 is a series of exciting core global events, starting on September 17 2021 and finishing on the United Nations’ International Translation Day itself on September 30, 2021. Everyone is welcome to watch these events live on YouTube and to share their translation stories which will be featured during the celebrations and beyond. The global events will be in English and include presentations on how and why to you should join the thousands of translators in the project, tips and tools, interviews, and much more. There are now 205 locales [ more… ]

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WordPress 5.8.1 Security and Maintenance Release

2021-09-09 KENNETH 0

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 have also been updated. WordPress 5.8.1 is a short-cycle security and maintenance release. The next major release will be version 5.9. You can download WordPress 5.8.1 by downloading from, or visit your Dashboard → Updates and click Update Now. If you have sites that support automatic background updates, they’ve already started the update process. Security Updates 3 security issues affect WordPress versions between 5.4 and 5.8. If you haven’t yet updated to 5.8, all WordPress versions since 5.4 have also been updated to fix the following security issues: Props @mdawaffe, member of the [ more… ]

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The Month in WordPress: August 2021

2021-09-03 KENNETH 0

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 with accessibility in a way that puts form and function on a level playing field. That was Josepha Haden on the “The Art and Science of Accessibility” episode of the WP Briefing Podcast, talking about accessibility and exploring how it applies to the WordPress open source software. You will find that many of our updates from August 2021 tie in closely with the core principles of access, accessibility, and usability. Read on to find out more! Join the 2021 WordPress Translation Day Celebrations in September Join WordPress contributors around the world on WordPress Translation [ more… ]