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WordPress 5.6 RC 4 - Make WordPress Core

Hot on the heels of RC 3, again in preparation for the final release of WordPress 5.6 on December 8, an RC 4 has been packaged and released to fix two late-discovered blocking issues: A PHP 8 fatal error when… Continue Reading →

Test scrub for WordPress 5.6 RC3 and office hours - Make WordPress Core

As part of the 5.6 release, we’ll be hosting a Release Candidate 3 focused test scrub on Friday, 4 December 2020, 19:00 GMT+5:30 in the #core channel on Slack. In particular, we will focus on user testing. Since there are… Continue Reading →

WordPress 5.6 RC 3 - Make WordPress Core

In preparation for the final release of WordPress 5.6 on December 8, an RC 3 has been packaged and released to update the editor packages and sodium_compat, along with fixes for application passwords, auto-updates, and PHP 8 compatibility in multisite…. Continue Reading →

Editor chat summary: 2nd December 2020 - Make WordPress Core

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on 2020-12-02 14:00 UTC in Slack. Moderated by @andraganescu Gutenberg 9.5 Recap Full details on the release are available in the release post.Full Site Editing and Global styles were… Continue Reading →

WP Notify Project Review - Make WordPress Core

It has been approximately 5 months since the WP Notify team wrapped up the Requirements gathering process, and kicked off the next phase of the project. This post aims to summarise the work done so far and to start looking… Continue Reading →

What’s new in Gutenberg? (2 December) - Make WordPress Core

Gutenberg 9.5 has been released. The big focuses throughout this release cycle were Full Site Editing and Global styles. This release also includes many fixes and some nice new features and enhancements. Full Height Alignment This control can be integrated in… Continue Reading →

Dev Chat Agenda: December 2nd 2020 - Make WordPress Core

Here is the #agenda for this week’s meetings happening at:Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 0500UTC and Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 2000UTC . Announcements –RC2 Launched today – all the details here or to read how it went you can catch the… Continue Reading →

CSS Chat Summary: 29 November 2020 - Make WordPress Core

The meeting took place here on Slack. @danfarrow (me!) facilitated and wrote up these notes. The meeting was sparsely attended as it clashed with the United States’ Thanksgiving holiday. Housekeeping There were no housekeeping items this week. CSS Audit (#49582)… Continue Reading →

Editor Chat Agenda: 2 December, 2020 - Make WordPress Core

Facilitator and notetaker @andraganescu. This is the agenda for the weekly editor chat scheduled for 2020-12-02 14:00 UTC. This meeting is held in the #core-editor channel in the Making WordPress Slack. Gutenberg 9.5.0 WordPress 5.6 RC 1 5.6 Project board Monthly Plan for November… Continue Reading →

CSS Chat Agenda: 26 November 2020 - Make WordPress Core

This is the agenda for the upcoming CSS meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 26, at 10:00 PM UTC. This meeting will be held in the #core-css channel in the Making WordPress Slack. If there’s any topic you’d like to discuss,… Continue Reading →

Dev Chat Summary – 25 November 2020 - Make WordPress Core

The meeting was facilitated by @thewebprincess while @thelmachido took notes. Full meeting transcript on slack. Both groups followed the pre-prepared agenda Highlighted Posts  A week in Core. Take a look at what changed on Trac between November 16 and November 23, 2020On November 24 the Field Guide was… Continue Reading →

Editor chat summary: 25th November 2020 - Make WordPress Core

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on 2020-11-25 14:00 UTC in Slack. Moderated by @get_dave. Gutenberg 9.4.0 Recap It was noted the current major Gutenberg release was 9.4.0 (with a minor version also available at 9.4.1).We… Continue Reading →

New Privacy Office Hours: Thursdays @ 18:00 UTC - Make WordPress Core

As a team we decided on a new time slot for our Privacy Component Office Hours, which will now be hosted on Thursdays every week @ 18:00 UTC. The meetings will held in the #core-privacy room on WordPress.org Slack, we’d love to see… Continue Reading →

Editor Chat Agenda: 25th November 2020 - Make WordPress Core

Facilitator and notetaker: @get_dave. This is the agenda for the weekly editor chat scheduled for 2020-11-25 14:00 UTC. This meeting is held in the #core-editor channel in the Making WordPress Slack. Gutenberg 9.5 – will be released next week (1st Dec).WordPress 5.6 release preparation.Monthly Plan for November… Continue Reading →

Core major versions auto-updates UI changes in WordPress 5.6 – Correction - Make WordPress Core

WordPress 5.6 introduces a new UI to allow website administrators to opt-in to major versions of automatic updates. As noted in a previous dev note, this feature follows the plugins and themes auto-updates user interface, which was shipped in WordPress 5.5. Both… Continue Reading →

Dev Chat Agenda: 25th November 2020 - Make WordPress Core

Here is the #agenda for this week’s #dev-chat meetings happening at:Wednesday, 25th November 2020, 0500UTC and Wednesday, 25th November 2020, 2000UTC. Announcements Highlighted blog posts –A Week in Core – November 23, 2020 – Get all the news here.Discussion: align… Continue Reading →

WordPress 5.7: What’s on your wishlist? - Make WordPress Core

With the 5.6 release scheduled for December 8th, let’s start planning for 5.7! We always aim to fix bugs, add new tools, and make WordPress better than ever for users. Components of Full Site Editing are still at the top of the… Continue Reading →

WordPress and PHP 8.0 - Make WordPress Core

PHP 8.0 is in the final stages of its release cycle. As of the publish date of this post, version 8.0 RC5 has been released, and the final release of PHP 8.0.0 is scheduled for November 26, 2020. As the… Continue Reading →

Take the 2020 WordPress Annual Survey (and view the 2019 results)! - WordPress.org News

For many years, WordPress enthusiasts have filled out an annual survey to share their experiences and feelings about WordPress. Interesting results from this survey have been shared in the annual State of the Word address and/or here on WordPress News. … Continue Reading →

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