The Month in WordPress: May 2021

June 2, 2021

It’s really fun to contribute to something larger than yourself. Matt Mullenweg’s words in “The Commons of Images” episode of the WP Briefing podcast exemplify the core philosophy of the WordPress project,  especially as we inch closer to the next major release (version 5.8). This post covers exciting updates from the month of May. WordPress […]


WordPress at 18

May 27, 2021

Today marks the 18th anniversary of WordPress’ launch, a day that I fondly refer to as WordPress’ birthday, which means WordPress is 6,575 days old. To celebrate another turn around the sun, the community has had parties, we have shared data, and we have told our story. Since our last birthday we developed our 40th […]


Coloring Your Images With Duotone Filters

May 26, 2021

Created by Alex Lende Beginning with WordPress 5.8, you can colorize your image and cover blocks with duotone filters! Duotone can add a pop of color to your designs and style your images to integrate well with your themes. Filters? Like on Instagram? Duotone doesn’t work in quite the same way as Instagram filters. Whereas […]


WP Briefing: Episode 9: The Cartography of WordPress

May 24, 2021

In this episode, Josepha Haden Chomphosy provides a map of how to navigate WordPress teams and communication channels, along with her small list of big things.


WP Briefing: Episode 9: The Cartography of WordPress

May 24, 2021

In this episode, Josepha Haden Chomphosy provides a map of how to navigate WordPress teams and communication channels, along with her small list of big things.


Dropping support for Internet Explorer 11

May 19, 2021

Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) was released over 7 years ago and is currently used by less than 1% of all users on the Internet with usage rapidly declining. A large majority of popular websites have already stopped supporting IE11 (including Microsoft Teams in 2020), and even the Microsoft 365 apps and services will be dropping […]


WordPress 5.7.2 Security Release

May 13, 2021

WordPress 5.7.2 is now available. This security release features one security fix. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 3.7 have also been updated. WordPress 5.7.2 is a short-cycle security release. The next major release will be version 5.8. You can update to […]


Welcome to Openverse

May 11, 2021

Following the recent statement by WordPress’s co-founder Matt Mullenweg and the Creative Commons CEO, Catherine Stihler’s post, I’m happy to formally announce that CC Search is now part of the WordPress open source project, newly coined Openverse. Both Matt and I are long-time supporters of Creative Commons. I hope that this will provide a long-term, […]


People of WordPress: Fike Komala

May 10, 2021

Discover Fike Komala‘s story of using #WordPress to enjoy a remote working career across the globe in this month’s People of WordPress feature. #Indonesia


WP Briefing: The Commons of Images

May 10, 2021

In this episode, Josepha is joined by the co-founder and project lead of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg. Tune in to hear Matt and Josepha discuss the relaunch of CC Search (Openverse) in WordPress and the facets of the open source ecosystem.