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WordPress 5.2.4 Update

2019-11-19 KENNETH 0

WordPress 5.2.4 Update Late-breaking news on the 5.2.4 short-cycle security release that landed October 14. When we released the news post, I inadvertently missed giving props to Simon Scannell of RIPS Technologies for finding and disclosing an issue where path traversal can lead to remote code execution. Simon has done a great deal of work on the WordPress project, and failing to mention his contributions is a huge oversight on our end. Thank you to all of the reporters for privately disclosing vulnerabilities, which gave us time to fix them before WordPress sites could be attacked. Source: WordPress 5.2.4 Update

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WordPress 5.3 “Kirk”

2019-11-13 KENNETH 0

WordPress 5.3 “Kirk” Introducing our most refined user experience with the improved block editor in WordPress 5.3! Named “Kirk” in honour of jazz multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk, the latest and greatest version of WordPress is available for download or update in your dashboard. 5.3 expands and refines the block editor with more intuitive interactions and improved accessibility. New features in the editor increase design freedoms, provide additional layout options and style variations to allow designers more control over the look of a site. This release also introduces the Twenty Twenty theme giving the user more design flexibility and integration with the block editor. Creating beautiful web pages and advanced layouts has never been easier. Block Editor Improvements This enhancement-focused update introduces over 150 new features and usability improvements, including improved large image support for uploading non-optimized, high-resolution pictures taken from [ more… ]

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People of WordPress: Kim Parsell

2019-11-09 KENNETH 0

People of WordPress: Kim Parsell You’ve probably heard that WordPress is open-source software, and may know that it’s created and run by volunteers. WordPress enthusiasts share many examples of how WordPress changed people’s lives for the better. This monthly series shares some of those lesser-known, amazing stories. Meet Kim Parsell We’d like to introduce you to Kim Parsell. Kim was an active and well-loved member of the WordPress community. Unfortunately, she passed away in 2015. Lovingly referred to as #wpmom, she leaves behind a legacy of service.  Kim Parsell How Kim became #wpmom In order to understand how highly valued the WordPress community was to Kim Parsell, you have to know a bit about her environment. Kim was a middle-aged woman who lived off a dirt road, on top of a hill, in Southern rural Ohio. She was often by [ more… ]

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WordPress 5.3 RC4

2019-11-06 KENNETH 0

WordPress 5.3 RC4 The fourth release candidate for WordPress 5.3 is now available! WordPress 5.3 is currently scheduled to be released on November 12 2019, but we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.3 yet, now is the time! There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.3 release candidate: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” option) Or download the release candidate here (zip). For details about what to expect in WordPress 5.3, please see the first,  second and third release candidate posts. Release Candidate 4 contains three bug fixes for the new default theme, Twenty Twenty (see #48450), and addresses the following: The Twemoji library has been updated from 12.1.2 to 12.1.3 (see #48293). Two regressions in the Media component (see #48451 and #48453). One bug in the Upload component (see #48472) Five bugs in the Block Editor component (see #48502) Plugin and [ more… ]

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2019 Annual Survey

2019-11-03 KENNETH 0

2019 Annual Survey It’s time for our annual user and developer survey! If you’re a WordPress user or professional, we want your feedback. It only takes a few minutes to fill out the survey, which will provide an overview of how people use WordPress. We’re excited to announce that this year, for the first time, the survey is also available in 5 additional languages: French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. Many thanks to the community volunteers who helped with the translation effort! The survey will be open for 4 weeks, and results will be published on this blog. All data will be anonymized: no email addresses or IP addresses will be associated with published results. To learn more about WordPress.org’s privacy practices, check out the privacy policy. Source: 2019 Annual Survey