How WordPress Improves

March 15, 2021

In this episode, Josepha Haden Chomphosy explores the WordPress release process. Tune in to learn about what goes into a release and catch this week’s small list of big things.


WordPress 5.7 “Esperanza”

March 9, 2021

Meet “Esperanza”, the first WordPress release of 2021. “Esperanza” is named in honor of Esperanza Spalding, a modern musical prodigy. Her path as a musician is varied and inspiring—learn more about her and give her music a listen! With this new version, WordPress brings you fresh colors. The editor helps you work in a few places […]


People of WordPress: Olga Gleckler

March 8, 2021

The latest edition of our People in WordPress series features developer Olga Gleckler, who grew her interest in computers into a career as a tech entrepreneur.


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 […]


My Typical Day as WordPress’s Executive Director

March 1, 2021

In this episode, Josepha Haden Chomphosy speaks to her role as the Executive Director of WordPress. Learn about the day-to-day of her role and how it supports the mission of WordPress.


My Typical Day as WordPress’s Executive Director

March 1, 2021

In this episode, Josepha Haden Chomphosy speaks to her role as the Executive Director of WordPress. Learn about the day-to-day of her role and how it supports the mission of WordPress.


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 […]