Event Organizers Unite!

Posted in: classes, Community, contributors, Events, hackathons, meetups, WordCamps- Jul 13, 2012 Comments Off on Event Organizers Unite!

I’m happy to announce the formation of a new official contributor group within the WordPress project for the organizers of in-person events that promote WordPress. Though there are hundreds of people around the globe organizing WordCamps, WordPress meetups, hackathons, free classes and the like, since their “projects” were all happening locally there was never a […]

WordPress 3.4.1 Maintenance and Security Release

Posted in: Releases, Security- Jun 27, 2012 Comments Off on WordPress 3.4.1 Maintenance and Security Release

WordPress 3.4.1 is now available for download. WordPress 3.4 has been a very smooth release, and copies are flying off the shelf — 3 million downloads in two weeks! This maintenance release addresses 18 bugs with version 3.4, including: Fixes an issue where a theme’s page templates were sometimes not detected. Addresses problems with some category permalink […]

WordPress 3.4 “Green”

Posted in: Releases- Jun 13, 2012 Comments Off on WordPress 3.4 “Green”

WordPress 3.4 is here and out the door. We’ve dubbed this release “Green” in honor of guitarist Grant Green whose soulful simplicity has kept many of us company during this release. This release includes significant improvements to theme customization, custom headers, Twitter embeds, and image captions — here’s a short clip with the highlights: For […]

WordPress 3.4 Release Candidate 3

Posted in: Development, Testing- Jun 11, 2012 Comments Off on WordPress 3.4 Release Candidate 3

The third release candidate for WordPress 3.4 is now available. Since RC2, we’ve fixed a few lingering issues with the new live preview feature, as well as with custom headers and backgrounds. There are no remaining issues, and we plan to release 3.4 in the coming days. But if you think you’ve found a bug, […]

WordPress 3.4 Release Candidate 2

Posted in: Development, Releases, Testing- Jun 06, 2012 Comments Off on WordPress 3.4 Release Candidate 2

The second release candidate for WordPress 3.4 is now available. Since RC1, we’ve made a few dozen final changes. Our goal is to release WordPress 3.4 early next week, so plugin and theme authors, this is likely your last chance to test your plugins and themes to find any compatibility issues before the final release. […]

WordPress 3.4 Release Candidate

Posted in: Development, Releases, Testing- May 27, 2012 Comments Off on WordPress 3.4 Release Candidate

The first release candidate (RC1) for WordPress 3.4 is now available. If you haven’t tested WordPress 3.4 yet, now is the time!

Plugin Directory Refreshed

Posted in: Meta- May 19, 2012 Comments Off on Plugin Directory Refreshed

Been hanging out with a few WordPress.org hackers — Scott, Nacin, and Otto — the last few days in a BBQ-fueled haze of hacking to make plugin directory better. There are over 19,000 plugins listed and they’re really the heart and soul of WordPress for many people, so they deserve a little tender loving care. […]

Calling All Contributors: Community Summit 2012

Posted in: Community, Events- May 15, 2012 Comments Off on Calling All Contributors: Community Summit 2012

Each year, the WordPress core development team meets in person for a week to work together and discuss the vision for WordPress in the coming year. As annual events go, it’s easily my favorite. Don’t get me wrong, I love attending WordCamps and local WordPress meetups (which are awesome and you should try to attend […]

WordPress 3.4 Beta 4

Posted in: Releases- May 02, 2012 Comments Off on WordPress 3.4 Beta 4

Less bugs, more polish, the same beta disclaimers. Download, test, report bugs. Thanks much. /ryan #thewholebrevitything

WordPress 3.3.2 (and WordPress 3.4 Beta 3)

Posted in: Development, Releases, Security- Apr 20, 2012 Comments Off on WordPress 3.3.2 (and WordPress 3.4 Beta 3)

WordPress 3.3.2 is available now and is a security update for all previous versions. Three external libraries included in WordPress received security updates: Plupload (version 1.5.4), which WordPress uses for uploading media. SWFUpload, which WordPress previously used for uploading media, and may still be in use by plugins. SWFObject, which WordPress previously used to embed […]