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Episode 31: Open Source & Accessibility– Celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day With Guest Joe Devon

In the thirty-first episode of the WordPress Briefing, GAAD Co-Founder Joe Devon joins WordPress Executive Director Josepha Haden Chomphosy to discuss Global Accessibility Awareness Day and the role of open source in accessibility. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to wpbriefing@wordpress.org, either written or as a voice recording. Credits Guest: Joe …

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The Month in WordPress – April 2022

This past month saw a lot of preparation work for WordPress 6.0, due to release on 24 May 2022. This major release brings exciting improvements – read on to find out more about the latest happenings in the WordPress project. WordPress 6.0 Release Candidate 1 The first release candidate (RC1) for WordPress 6.0 is now …
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WordPress 6.0 Release Candidate 1

WordPress 6.0 Release Candidate 1 is now available for testing! You can
download and help test RC1 in three ways. You can also help translate WordPress to 100+ languages.
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WordPress 6.0 Beta 2

WordPress 6.0 Beta 2 is now available for testing! This version of the WordPress software is under development. Please do not install, run, and test this version of WordPress on a production or mission-critical website. Instead, it is recommended that you test Beta 2 on a test server and site.  You can test the WordPress …
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The Month in WordPress – March 2022

We hope that you and your beloved ones are staying safe during these difficult times. If you’re looking for a way to support the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, you can refer to this episode of WP Briefing. There you will find a list of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that can help. In parallel to the work …
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Get Creative with the All-New Pattern Creator

It’s been less than a year since the WordPress Pattern Directory was launched, and we already have more exciting news to share. The Pattern Creator is live! You can now build, edit, and submit your best block patterns to the Pattern Directory—submissions are open to all with a WordPress.org user account! The WordPress Pattern Directory …
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Episode 27: Is WordPress Made for Me?

Who is WordPress actually made for? Join our host, WordPress Executive Director Josepha Haden Chomphosy, as she explores this controversial question and three things that can help find the answer. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to wpbriefing@wordpress.org, either written or as a voice recording. Hosts: Josepha Haden Chomphosy Editor: Dustin HartzlerLogo: Beatriz …

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WordPress 5.9.2 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.9.2 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 1 bug fix in addition to 3 security fixes. 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 5.9.2 is a security and maintenance release. The next major release …
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Episode 26: Matt Mullenweg on Ukraine, Community, and WordPress

Matt Mullenweg speaks to WordPress contributors worldwide on this special edition of the WP Briefing podcast with Josepha Haden Chomphosy. Join us to hear Matt’s thoughts on Ukraine. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to wpbriefing@wordpress.org, either written or as a voice recording. Credits Hosts: Josepha Haden Chomphosy and Matt Mullenweg …

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The Month in WordPress – February 2022

There’s a lot going on in the world right now, and safety is top of mind for everyone in the WordPress community. If you don’t know where to begin, or how to support your peers, Executive Director Josepha Chomphosy’s advice to the global community is to start small.  Overall, February has been a busy month …
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Episode 25: Five Cents on Five for the Future

In this twenty-fifth episode of the WordPress Briefing, Executive Director, Josepha Haden Chomphosy discusses future-proofing the WordPress project with the Five for the Future pledge. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to wpbriefing@wordpress.org, either written or as a voice recording. Credits Editor: Dustin Hartzler Logo: Beatriz Fialho Production: Chloé Bringmann & Santana Inniss Song: …

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A New WordPress News

In June 2021, @beafialho in collaboration with @pablohoney floated the idea of giving WordPress News a new look. Today, those ideas become a reality—we’re excited to share that redesign of WordPress News is live! The new design leans on the aesthetics of jazz, intrinsically connected to WordPress and which ultimately translates its uniqueness, historic significance …
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Episode 24: Three Goals in 2022

In episode 24 of the WordPress Briefing, the Project’s Executive Director reviews three big-picture goals for the year: Increased Gutenberg adoption, support of all open source alternatives, and stewarding the open source ethos. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to wpbriefing@wordpress.org, either written or as a voice recording. Credits Editor: Dustin Hartzler …

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The Month in WordPress – January 2022

There are a few significant moments in the history of the WordPress project. January 2022 is one of them, with the release of WordPress 5.9! But that’s not all. Read on to learn more about the latest updates and achievements from the community. WordPress 5.9 Joséphine is here Meet WordPress 5.9 Joséphine. Named in honor …
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Episode 23: A letter from WordPress’ Executive Director

As we greet a new year, WordPress’ Executive Director writes a letter to the project and community that speaks to the hopes of the year ahead. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to wpbriefing@wordpress.org, either written or as a voice recording. Credits Editor: Dustin Hartzler Logo: Beatriz Fialho Production: Chloé Bringmann Song: Fearless First …