November 14, 2017 Comments Off

WordPress 4.9 Release Candidate 3

The third release candidate for WordPress 4.9 is now available. A release candidate (RC) means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed something.

November 07, 2017 Comments Off

WordPress 4.9 Release Candidate 2

The second release candidate for WordPress 4.9 is now available.

October 31, 2017 Comments Off

WordPress 4.8.3 Security Release

WordPress 4.8.3 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.8.2 and earlier are affected by an issue where $wpdb-> prepare() can create unexpected and unsafe queries leading to potential SQL injection (SQLi)

October 26, 2017 Comments Off

2017 WordPress Survey and WordCamp US

It’s time for the annual WordPress user and developer survey! If you’re a WordPress user, developer, or business owner, then we want your feedback. Just like previous years, we’ll share the data at the upcoming WordCamp US (WCUS). It only takes a few minutes to fill out the survey , which will provide an overview of how people use WordPress.  WordCamp US in Nashville The State of the Word includes stats and an overview of what's new in WordPress and is given every year at WCUS.

October 25, 2017 Comments Off

5 Reasons You Don’t Want Free WordPress Hosting for Your Blog

As a small business owner, a strong web presence is essential in order to compete. But many budding small business owners and entrepreneurs want to cut down on outgoing expenses. In these cases, free WordPress hosting may seem like a good idea.

October 19, 2017 Comments Off

WordPress 4.9 Beta 3

WordPress 4.9 Beta 3 is now available! This software is still in development,  so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site.

October 12, 2017 Comments Off

WordPress 4.9 Beta 2

WordPress 4.9 Beta 2 is now available! This software is still in development,  so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version

October 02, 2017 Comments Off

The Month in WordPress: September 2017

This has been an interesting month for WordPress, as a bold move on the JavaScript front brought the WordPress project to the forefront of many discussions across the development world. There have also been some intriguing changes in the WordCamp program, so read on to learn more about the WordPress community during the month of September. JavaScript Frameworks in WordPress Early in the month, Matt Mullenweg announced that WordPress will be switching away from React as the JavaScript library WordPress Core might use — this was in response to Facebook’s decision to keep a controversial patent clause in the library’s license, making many WordPress users uncomfortable

September 27, 2017 Comments Off

Global WordPress Translation Day 3

On September 30 2017, the WordPress Polyglots Team – whose mission is to translate WordPress into as many languages as possible – will hold its third Global WordPress Translation Day , a 24-hour, round-the-clock, digital and physical global marathon dedicated to the localisation and internationalisation of the WordPress platform and ecosystem, a structure that powers, today, over 28% of all existing websites. The localisation process allows for WordPress and for all WordPress-related products (themes and plugins) to be available in local languages, so to improve their accessibility and usage and to allow as many people as possible to take advantage of the free platform and services available. In a (not completely) serendipitous coincidence, September 30 has also been declared by the United Nations “International Translation Day”, to pay homage to the great services of translators everywhere, one that allows communication and exchange.

September 01, 2017 Comments Off

The Month in WordPress: August 2017

While there haven’t been any major events or big new developments in the WordPress world this past month, a lot of work has gone into developing a sustainable future for the project. Read on to find out more about this and other interesting news from around the WordPress world in August