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People of WordPress: Thelma Mutete

WordPress is open source software, maintained by a global network of contributors. There are many examples of how WordPress has changed people’s lives for the better. In this monthly series, we share some of those lesser-known, amazing stories. From a young age Thelma was encouraged by her father to ‘work hard, and dream big’. In…

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The Month in WordPress: December 2020

We bid goodbye to 2020 in style with the release of WordPress 5.6 and the launch of Learn WordPress. But these weren’t the only exciting updates from WordPress in December. Read on to learn more! WordPress 5.6 is here The latest major WordPress release, version 5.6 “Simone”, came out on December 8. The release ships…

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Introducing Learn WordPress

Learn WordPress is a learning resource providing workshops, quizzes, courses, lesson plans, and discussion groups so that anyone, from beginners to advanced users, can learn to do more with WordPress. Learning how to use, build for, and contribute to WordPress is essential for anyone wanting to dive deeper into the software and its community.  This…

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WordPress 5.6 “Simone”

Meet Simone, our latest and greatest WordPress release. Named for the legendary performer Nina Simone, who is known for tunes like “Feeling Good”, “Young, Gifted and Black”, and “Four Women”. Fire up a playlist with her best work and read on to discover what we have in store for you. Welcome to WordPress 5.6 Sharing…

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State of the Word 2020

Posted December 4, 2020 by Josepha. Filed under Events.State of the Word is an annual keynote address delivered by the project co-founder, Matt Mullenweg. This year’s keynote will be streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter on Thursday, Dec 17th, 2020  at 1600 UTC.Have a question?A Question and Answer period with pre-recorded videos will follow State…

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The Month in WordPress: November 2020

November 2020 saw several updates to the WordPress 5.6 release. Read on to follow all the latest news from the WordPress world!WordPress 5.6 updatesThe Core team released WordPress 5.6 Beta 3 on Nov. 2, Beta 4 on Nov. 12, release candidate 1 on Nov. 17, and release candidate 2 on Dec. 1. You can test…

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WordPress 5.6 Release Candidate 2

Posted December 1, 2020 by Josepha. Filed under Development, Releases.The second release candidate for WordPress 5.6 is here!WordPress 5.6 is slated for release on December 8, 2020, and we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.6 yet, now is the time!You can test WordPress 5.6 release candidate 2 in two ways:Thank you to all of the contributors…

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WordPress 5.6 Release Candidate

The first release candidate for WordPress 5.6 is now available!This is an important milestone in the community’s progress toward the final release of WordPress 5.6.“Release Candidate” means that the new version is ready for release, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible something was missed. WordPress 5.6 is slated…

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WordPress 5.6 Beta 4

WordPress 5.6 Beta 4 is now available for testing!This software is still in development, so we recommend that you run this version on a test site.You can test the WordPress 5.6 beta in two ways:The current target for the final release is December 8, 2020. This is just over three weeks away, so your help is needed…

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wordpress-bg-medblue-1-770x500 The Month in WordPress: October 2020 WPDev News

The Month in WordPress: October 2020

October 2020 was a notable month for WordPress lovers, thanks to the release of several products and updates. Read on to keep up with all the latest news!The 2020 WordPress Annual Survey is outThe team published the 2020 WordPress Annual survey —  to help those who build WordPress to understand more about our software usage…

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