WordPress 4.5 “Coleman”

April 12, 2016

Version 4.5 of WordPress, named “Coleman” in honor of jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.5 help streamline your workflow, whether you’re writing or building your site. Editing Improvements Inline Linking Stay focused on your writing with a less distracting interface that keeps you in […]


WordPress 4.5 RC2

April 10, 2016

The second release candidate for WordPress 4.5 is now available. We’ve made 91 changes since the first 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. We hope to ship WordPress 4.5 on Tuesday, April 12, but we need your help […]


Contributor Weekend: Global WordPress Translation Day

April 7, 2016

Global WordPress Translation Day is a one-day contributor initiative organised by the WordPress project’s Polyglots team that is dedicated to helping new contributors who would like to translate WordPress in one of the 160 languages WordPress is available in. Global WordPress Translation Day will be on Sunday, April 24th, starting at 0:00 UTC and will go on for […]


WordPress 4.5 Release Candidate

March 24, 2016

The release candidate for WordPress 4.5 is now available. We’ve made 49 changes since releasing Beta 4 a week ago. 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. We hope to ship WordPress 4.5 on Tuesday, April 12, but we need your help […]


WordPress 4.5 Beta 4

March 17, 2016

WordPress 4.5 Beta 4 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. To test WordPress 4.5, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can […]


WordPress 4.5 Beta 3

March 10, 2016

WordPress 4.5 Beta 3 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. To test WordPress 4.5, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can […]


WordPress 4.5 Beta 2

March 3, 2016

WordPress 4.5 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. To test WordPress 4.5, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can […]


Contributor Weekend: One-Hour Video

February 26, 2016

It’s time for our second global contributor weekend, and this time we’re focusing on the video team. For this month’s challenge, in honor of it being our second month, you have two options for how you can participate! The challenge for this month overall is to work with at least one hour worth of WordCamp video, which […]


WordPress 4.5 Beta 1

February 25, 2016

WordPress 4.5 Beta 1 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. To test WordPress 4.5, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can […]


Experiment: WordCamp Incubator

February 18, 2016

WordCamps are locally-organized WordPress conferences that happen all over the world (and are so fun). Sometimes people don’t realize that WordCamps are organized by local volunteers rather than a central organization, and they contact us asking, “Can you bring WordCamp to my city?” When this happens, we always suggest they start with a meetup group, and think about […]