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 […]


WordPress 4.4.2 Security and Maintenance Release

February 2, 2016

WordPress 4.4.2 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.4.1 and earlier are affected by two security issues: a possible XSS for certain local URIs, reported by Ronni Skansing; and an open redirection attack, reported by Shailesh Suthar. Thank you […]


Contributor Weekend: Support Forums

January 22, 2016

Our first global contributor drive is coming up next weekend, January 30-31, 2016, and we want you to be involved! Many of our current contributors first got involved at a Contributor Day at a WordCamp or WordPress Meetup event near them, but not everyone has had that opportunity, so we’re trying to create an online experience that […]


WordPress 4.4.1 Security and Maintenance Release

January 6, 2016

WordPress 4.4.1 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.4 and earlier are affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability that could allow a site to be compromised. This was reported by Crtc4L. There were also several non-security bug fixes: Emoji […]


WordPress 4.4 “Clifford”

December 8, 2015

Version 4.4 of WordPress, named “Clifford” in honor of jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.4 make your site more connected and responsive. Clifford also introduces a new default theme, Twenty Sixteen. Introducing Twenty Sixteen Our newest default theme, Twenty Sixteen, is a modern take […]


WordPress 4.4 Release Candidate

November 25, 2015

The release candidate for WordPress 4.4 is now available. 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 4.4 on Tuesday, December 8, but we need your help to get there. If you haven’t tested 4.4 yet, […]


WordPress 4.4 Beta 4

November 12, 2015

WordPress 4.4 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 4.4, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can […]


WordPress 4.4 Beta 3

November 4, 2015

WordPress 4.4 Beta 3 is now available for download and testing. This is software still in development, so we don’t recommend that you run it on a production site. To get the beta, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the beta here (zip). For more of what’s new in version 4.4, check out […]