The Month in WordPress: January 2021

February 3, 2021

For WordPress, 2021 started on a high note. Read on to learn about updates from last month.  WordPress release updates WordPress project executive director — Josepha Haden (@chanthaboune) shared big picture goals for WordPress in 2021. Highlights include shipping  Full Site Editing  — first on the Gutenberg plugin in April 2021  and later in core […]


WordPress 5.7 Beta 1

February 2, 2021

WordPress 5.7 Beta 1 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 the new version. You can test the WordPress 5.7 Beta 1 in two ways: Install/activate the WordPress Beta Tester […]


People of WordPress: Thelma Mutete

January 21, 2021

From writing her first line of code when she was 16, Thelma Mutete knew she wanted to work in IT. She shares her journey in web development and her discovery of WordPress.


The Month in WordPress: December 2020

January 5, 2021

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 […]


Introducing Learn WordPress

December 15, 2020

Learn WordPress is a learning resource providing workshops, quizzes, courses, and lesson plans to help you to do more with WordPress.


WordPress 5.6 “Simone”

December 6, 2020

Meet Simone, our latest and greatest WordPress release. Named for the legendary performer Nina Simone. Fire up a playlist with her best work and read on to discover what WordPress 5.6 has in store for you.


State of the Word 2020

December 4, 2020

State of the Word will be streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter on Thursday, Dec 17th, 2020 at 1600 UTC.


The Month in WordPress: November 2020

December 2, 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 updates The 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 […]


WordPress 5.6 Release Candidate 2

December 1, 2020

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: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” option). Or download the release […]


WordPress 5.6 Release Candidate

November 17, 2020

WordPress 5.6 Release Candidate is now available!