It’s really fun to contribute to something larger than yourself.
’s words in “ ” episode of the 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 turns 18
WordPressof its on May 27, 2021. To celebrate 40+ releases and WordPress’ support of 40% of the web, the team to celebrate the anniversary of the software. Here’s to the next 18 and beyond!
CC Search joins WordPress and is renamed to Openverse
. Creative Commons Search (CC Search) is a image search engine with over 500 million openly licensed images. The search product, which is being renamed to Openverse, will eventually live on the URL: https://wordpress.org/openverse. Contributors working on CC Search will continue their work as part of a : . Check out “ ” podcast episode for more information.
WordPress 5.7.2 released
WordPress, a short-cycle security release, came out on May 13. Get the latest version directly from your WordPress dashboard or by it from WordPress.org.
Want to contribute to WordPress core? Check out the. Don’t forget to join the WordPress channel in the and follow the . The Core Team hosts weekly chats on Wednesdays at and UTC.
Gutenberg versions 10.6 and 10.7 are out
Gutenbergand were launched this month. features , block pattern suggestions in placeholders, and enhancements to the table block. adds a responsive navigation block, block design tools, and the ability to load block patterns from the directory.
Want to get involved in building Gutenberg? Follow, contribute to , and join the channel in the . The “ ” post offers more details on the latest updates. If you are unfamiliar with the Gutenberg plugin, .
Full Site Editing updates
Don’t miss theusing the Template Editing feature shipping with WordPress 5.8! The deadline is June 9. The team has published a recap of the , which shares some interesting results. The answers to are also out.
Countdown starts for WordCamp Europe 2021
The countdown to one of the most anticipated WordPress events,, has started! The is now available, and the team has exciting plans! Don’t miss this event: before they run out!
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