The Month in WordPress: February 2021

March 3, 2021

You don’t have to be rich to have an online presence. You don’t have to find loopholes in proprietary platforms and hope that they never change their terms of service. You own all of the content that you create on a WordPress site and have the liberty to move it to a new host if […]


WordPress 5.7 Release Candidate 2

March 2, 2021

The second release candidate for WordPress 5.7 is now available! 🎉 You can test the WordPress 5.7 release candidate in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “Bleeding edge” channel and Beta/RC Only” stream options) Or download the release candidate here (zip). Thank you to all of the contributors who tested the Beta/RC releases and gave […]


Did You Know About Reusable Blocks?

February 24, 2021

Learn about reusable blocks in this Gutenberg tutorial.


WordPress 5.7 Release Candidate

February 23, 2021

The first release candidate for WordPress 5.7 is now available! 🎉 Please join us in celebrating this very important milestone in the community’s progress towards the final release! “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 5.6.2 Maintenance Release

February 22, 2021

WordPress 5.6.2 is now available! This maintenance release includes 5 bug fixes. These bugs affect WordPress version 5.6.1, so you’ll want to upgrade. You can download WordPress 5.6.2 directly, or visit the Dashboard → Updates screen and click Update Now. If your sites support automatic background updates, they’ve already started the update process. WordPress 5.6.2 is a small maintenance release focused […]


Reflecting on Gutenberg’s 100th Release

February 19, 2021

Gutenberg 10.0 released this week, February 17, 2021, marking the 100th release of the Gutenberg plugin; the 100th release of a journey that started more than four years ago when Matt announced the project at WordCamp US 2016.


WordPress 5.7 Beta 3

February 16, 2021

WordPress 5.7 Beta 3 is now available for testing! 🗣 This software is still in development, so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with it. You can test the WordPress 5.7 Beta 3 in two ways: Install/activate the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (select […]


WordPress 5.7 Beta 2

February 9, 2021

WordPress 5.7 Beta 2 is now available for testing! 🗣 This software is still in development, so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with it. You can test the WordPress 5.7 Beta 2 in two ways: Install/activate the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (select […]


People of WordPress: Pooja Derashri

February 6, 2021

Pooja Derashri shares the story of how she went from being an introverted girl from a small village in India to becoming a developer, thanks to the WordPress community.


WordPress 5.6.1 Maintenance Release

February 3, 2021

WordPress 5.6.1 is now available! This maintenance release features 20 bug fixes as well as 7 issues fixed for the block editor. These bugs affect WordPress version 5.6, so you’ll want to upgrade. You can download WordPress 5.6.1 directly, or visit the Dashboard → Updates screen and click Update Now. If your sites support automatic background updates, they’ve already started the update process. WordPress […]