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Providing support on the WordPress.org forums is one of the easiest ways to contribute to WordPress and those who do are some of the unsung heroes of the project. One of those heroes is James Huff known as MacManX on the forums. Huff has been supporting users for 13 years (more…)

The First Release of WordPress Turns 15 Years Old

This Sunday, May 27th, marks the 15th anniversary of the first release of WordPress. Users are celebrating the occasion across the world with huge cakes, cupcakes, memorable photos, parties, and meetups. Now that’s a cake! #wp15 pic.twitter.com/i8lAr4SLsO— WordPress Cape Town (@WPCapeTown) May 24, 2018 To see if there is an (more…)

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WordPress 4.9.6 was released last week and was labeled a minor release. Minor releases trigger WordPress’ automatic update system. Shortly after its release, some users began questioning why their sites were not automatically updating to 4.9.6. I wondered the same thing after logging into a site I maintain and discovering (more…)

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WordPress 4.9.6 Release Candidate 1 is available for download and addresses some of the issues that have been reported in beta 1. Since the beta’s release, there have been 30 bugs fixed. Many of the fixes in this release are focused on the new privacy tools that help with GDPR (more…)

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WordPress 4.9.6 Beta 1 is available for testing. It’s the first step in bringing GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) tools to WordPress. In addition to 10 bugs being fixed, this release heavily focuses on privacy enhancements. One of the first changes is the addition of a Privacy tab on the (more…)

WordPress 4.9.5 Squashes 25 Bugs

WordPress 4.9.5 is available for download and is a maintenance and security release. WordPress 4.9.4 and earlier versions are affected by three security issues. The following security hardening changes are in 4.9.5. Localhost is no longer treated as the same host by default. Safe redirects are used when redirecting the (more…)

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Hours after WordPress 4.9.3 was released, the WordPress development team followed it up with 4.9.4 to fix a critical bug with the auto update process. The bug generates a fatal PHP error when WordPress attempts to update itself. This error requires WordPress site owners and administrators to manually update to (more…)

WordPress 4.9.3 Released, Fixes 34 Bugs

WordPress 4.9.3 is available and fixes 34 bugs. Customizer changesets, the visual editor, widgets, and compatibility for PHP 7.2 highlight this release. You can view all of the changes via the changelog or trac tickets. Most sites will update automatically. However, if you want to trigger the update ahead of (more…)

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WordPress 4.9.3 is a maintenance release and was originally scheduled to be available on January 30th. However, due to ongoing tickets and a short time frame to test the release candidate, it has been pushed back to February 5th. WordPress 4.9.3 RC 1 is available for testing. This release removes (more…)

WordPress Turns 15 Years Old

WordPress, the free open source project, turns 15 years old today. Here is the comment that started it all. Mike Little's Comment In addition to celebrating 15 years as a successful software project, it's also a good opportunity to reflect on the number of people across the world who are (more…)