WordPress 5.9 Josephine

Welcome to Joséphine! Introducing 5.9, Joséphine. Named in honor of acclaimed international jazz singer Joséphine Baker, this latest, most versatile WordPress release is here: download it or update it directly from your dashboard. As a lifelong civil rights campaigner, Joséphine Baker believed that all people could live in harmony together, just as different instruments in …

WordPress 5.9 RC3

The third Release Candidate (RC3) for WordPress 5.9 is here! Thank you to everyone who has contributed thus far toward testing and filing bugs to help make WordPress 5.9 a great release. WordPress 5.9 is slated to land in just one week—on January 25, 2022. You still have time to help! Since RC2 arrived last …

WP Briefing: Episode 23: A letter from WordPress’ Executive Director

As we greet a new year, WordPress’ Executive Director writes a letter to the project and community that speaks to the hopes of the year ahead. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to wpbriefing@wordpress.org, either written or as a voice recording. Credits Editor: Dustin Hartzler Logo: Beatriz Fialho Production: Chloé Bringmann Song: Fearless First …

WordPress 5.9 RC 2

The second Release Candidate (RC2) for WordPress 5.9 is now available!  “Release Candidate” means the new version of the software is ready for release. It helps the community check that nothing is missed, given the thousands of plugins and themes and differences in how millions of people use the software. Thank you to everyone who …

WordPress 5.8.3 Security Release

This security release features four security fixes. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 3.7 have also been updated. WordPress 5.8.3 is a short-cycle security release. The next major release will be version 5.9, which is already in the Release Candidate stage. You …

The Month in WordPress – December 2021

December was a busy month for the WordPress community. In the latest episode of the WP Briefing podcast, WordPress Executive Director Josepha Haden Chomphosy shares a carol of thanks and shows her gratitude to all the people who make the WordPress project a success. (…) I know that we have gotten so much done together …

WordPress 5.9 RC 1

The first Release Candidate (RC1) for WordPress 5.9 is now available!  Thank you to everyone who has contributed to reach this important milestone in the community’s progress towards a WordPress 5.9 release. “Release Candidate” means the new version of the software is ready for release. It helps the community check that nothing is missed, given …

People of WordPress: Collins Agbonghama

In this series, we share some of the inspiring stories of how WordPress and its global network of contributors can change people’s lives for the better. This month we feature a website builder from Nigeria, who uses the open source WordPress platform to support his family and to share learning with others in his home …

The 24 Must Have WordPress Plugins for Better Social Media

Read Time:54 Second   Do you want to make your social media posts more interactive? Do you want to be able to post on all of your community sites simultaneously with one click? Social networks are all the rage these days. It is a must for any business to have an active social media presence, …