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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

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The Month in WordPress: October 2019

2019-11-01 KENNETH 0

The Month in WordPress: October 2019 October has been a busy month with preparations for WordCamp US as well as the next major release of WordPress. Read on to find out about all that work and more. WordPress 5.2.4 On October 14, WordPress 5.2.4 was released as a security release fixing 6 security issues. The fixes were backported to earlier versions of WordPress as well, so they’re available for sites not yet upgraded to 5.2. This kind of release is only possible because people report security issues responsibly so that the Core team can address them. You can find out more specific information about the fixes on the release documentation page. Want to get involved in building WordPress Core? Follow the Core team blog, and join the #core channel in the Making WordPress Slack group. WordPress Style Guide Proposal Early [ more… ]

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WordPress 5.3 RC3

2019-10-30 KENNETH 0

WordPress 5.3 RC3 The third 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 and second release candidate posts. Release Candidate 3 contains improvements to the new About page, bug fixes for the new default theme, Twenty Twenty (see #48450), and 9 fixes for the following bugs and regressions: Four bugs in the block editor have been fixed (see #48447). Three Date/Time related bugs have been fixed (see #48384). A regression in date_i18n() has been fixed [ more… ]