WP20 – A Heartfelt Thanks

2023-08-17 KENNETH 0

WP20 – A Heartfelt Thanks Earlier this year, WordPressers around the globe united to celebrate 20 years of community and innovation. There were parties, blogs, videos, and social media posts aplenty. And, of course, the trending hashtag, “#WP20”. Throughout April and May, community members reflected on their journeys – what brought them to WordPress and its personal meaning. The stories, tweets, and videos were inspiring, nostalgic, and even humorous at times. There was swag, and the cakes were epic. Let’s take a look! On WordPress turning 20, and the Audrey Scholars program: https://t.co/Etwh8H6xh4 — Matt Mullenweg (@photomatt) May 27, 2023 WordPress celebrates 20 years tomorrow. It's grown from a comment on a blog post to a web spanning phenomenon. Thanks to an outstanding community and the freedoms of Open Source. Happy Birthday, WordPress! #WP20 #WordPress pic.twitter.com/fght4XMJXb — Mike Little (@mikelittlezed1) [ more… ]

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WordPress 6.3 “Lionel”

2023-08-09 KENNETH 0

WordPress 6.3 “Lionel” Say hello to WordPress 6.3 “Lionel,” named after Lionel Hampton, the celebrated American jazz artist. A prolific jazz vibraphonist, pianist, and percussionist, Hampton gained notoriety working in harmony with greats from Charles Mingus to Quincy Jones and as bandleader of the eponymous Lionel Hampton Orchestra. His artistry and charitable work have been recognized with a Grammy, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the National Medal of Arts. Be sure to turn up the volume of the musical stylings of Lionel Hampton as you discover all “Lionel” has to offer. With “Lionel” you can create beautiful and compelling websites more efficiently than ever. Whether you want to build an entire site without coding or are a developer looking to customize every detail, WordPress 6.3 has something to pique your interest. As you unpack and explore [ more… ]

Concerns over the European Union’s Cyber Resilience Act (CRA)

2023-08-02 KENNETH 0

Concerns over the European Union’s Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) As the world’s most popular open source content management system, WordPress acknowledges the European Union’s initiative to bolster the cybersecurity of digital hardware and software products with the Cyber Resilience Act (CRA). The Act’s effort to counter the increasing threat of cyberattacks and promote informed usage of digital products with increased security updates and transparency is commendable.  While we wholly endorse the objectives of the CRA, we are apprehensive about the Act’s implications on open source software due to unclear terms and definitions. Specifically, the Act’s prohibition on “unfinished software” and ambiguous definition of “commercial activity” could inadvertently inhibit innovation and economic participation in the European digital landscape. Open source projects, like WordPress, often rely on continual updates and improvements—a process that may technically fall under the label of “unfinished.” Furthermore, [ more… ]

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WordPress 6.3 RC3

2023-08-02 KENNETH 0

WordPress 6.3 RC3 WordPress 6.3 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 on production or mission-critical websites. Instead, you should evaluate RC3 on a test server and site.  The WordPress 6.3 release is scheduled for August 8, 2023—just one week away. Now is your last opportunity to test it before the general release.  For a deeper look into this release, read this overview of the 6.3 release cycle, check the Make WordPress Core blog for 6.3-related posts, review new features in WordPress 6.3, or watch a recorded demo.  What’s new since RC2 Since the RC2 release on July 25, 2023, there have been approximately 14 issues resolved in Github and Trac. To prepare for 6.3 general availability, RC3 also addresses several bugs [ more… ]

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People of WordPress: Ihtisham Zahoor

2023-08-01 KENNETH 0

People of WordPress: Ihtisham Zahoor From administrator to web developer thanks to the supportive WordPress community. Through learning from other software users in Pakistan, Ihtisham Zahoor knew that his life would change. He moved cities and careers to make his life through open source. The People of WordPress series shares inspiring stories of how people’s lives can change for the better through WordPress and its global community of contributors. Ihtisham, from Haripur, a city in northern Pakistan, said: “The WordPress community made me a firm believer in the power of open source software. This is why I am an enthusiast and one who enjoys contributing back to the community via writing, speaking, and helping organize meetups.” When Ihtisham discovered WordPress, his fascination for working with computing grew. He knew he did not want to just work in administration his entire career. Ihitsham [ more… ]