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The Month of October 2017 in WordPress
Whereas this month we targeted on constructing new options for WordPress core, we superior different areas of the challenge too. Learn on to be taught extra about what the WordPress challenge completed through the month of October.
Take the 2017 Annual WordPress Consumer Survey
The annual WordPress Consumer Survey is a superb alternative so that you can present your suggestions about how you employ WordPress. This yr is not any exception, as the 2017 WordPress Consumer Survey is out now.
The data collected within the survey is used to make knowledgeable choices about enhancements throughout the WordPress challenge, so your solutions are extremely invaluable and assist form the way forward for the platform.
WordPress four.eight.three Safety Launch
On the finish of October, WordPress four.eight.three was launched containing an essential safety repair for all earlier variations of WordPress. In case your WordPress set up has not up to date routinely, please replace it now to guard your website.
This safety subject was delivered to gentle by a neighborhood member, so for those who ever uncover a safety vulnerability in WordPress core, please do the identical and disclose it responsibly.
WordPress four.9 Practically Prepared for Launch
WordPress four.9 was in fast growth this month. We launched 4 beta variations and revealed a launch candidate. The goal for transport WordPress four.9 is November 14 — simply two brief weeks away. With many new options, this can be a massively thrilling launch that improves WordPress’ consumer expertise significantly. Notably, you’ll see enhancements to the theme choice expertise, loads of widget enhancements, drastically improved code enhancing, and a lot better consumer function administration.
To become involved in constructing WordPress Core, leap into the #core channel within the Making WordPress Slack group, and comply with the Core staff weblog.
WordPress Charity Hackathons are Rising
For the previous few years, the variety of do_action collection of WordPress charity hackathons has grown around the globe. What began as a neighborhood occasion to help native nonprofit organizations, has change into one thing many WordPress communities are replicating in an growing variety of cities.
As of this month, do_action occasions have been hosted in Cape City and Johannesburg, South Africa, Beirut, Lebanon, Austin, Texas, and Montréal, Canada. As well as, occasions are actually scheduled for Bristol, England and Zurich, Switzerland in 2018.
To become involved in organizing a do_action occasion regionally, learn the do_action organizer’s handbook and be part of the #community-events channel within the Making WordPress Slack group.
Gutenberg Growth Advances
Whereas work steadily continues on Gutenberg — the brand new editor for WordPress core — one replace from this month addresses one of many main issues that some folks shared concerning the challenge.
Up till the discharge on October 24, Gutenberg didn’t assist the meta bins that so many WordPress content material creators depend on. The brand new editor now has preliminary assist for meta bins in addition to a bunch of different essential options for content material creation in WordPress.
Check out Gutenberg proper now and assist develop it by becoming a member of the #core-editor channel within the Making WordPress Slack group and following the Core staff weblog.
- DonateWC, a brand new initiative that assists folks in attending WordCamps, sponsored Belief Nhokovedzo from Harare, Zimbabwe to talk at WordCamp Cape City, South Africa this month.
- The favored Canvas theme was retired this month to permit WooCommerce to concentrate on transferring their merchandise ahead extra successfully.
- The subsequent installment of Camp Press, the WordPress neighborhood retreat occasion, will happen in Iceland.
- In the event you run a WordPress meetup group, however are struggling to seek out content material in your occasions, the WordPress Advertising and marketing staff has put collectively some concepts to assist.
- WordCamp US 2017 is simply across the nook — there’s nonetheless time to seize your tickets.