Do you remember what made WordPress 5.6 so historic? It was the first version of the software produced by an all-woman and non-binary release squad. And it looks like history is about to repeat itself.
WordPress 6.4 will once again feature an all-women and non-binary squad. Project Executive Director Josepha Haden Chomphosy made the announcement and shared an outline for those interested in contributing.
The momentum for this reprisal can be traced back to Matt Mullenweg’s 2022 State of the Word. During the Q&A portion, project contributor Laura Byrne asked Mullenweg to commit to another such release. The result is another step forward for inclusion and diversity in the WordPress community.
* A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the all-women/non-binary release squad would work on WordPress 6.3.
Next up (listen to the podcast for more): Michelle Frechette with the Community Minute!
Michelle Frechette on the importance of community
Here we go.
Today, I want to talk to you about the incredible WordPress community.
WordPress is more than just a website platform.
It’s a vibrant and thriving community of developers, designers, bloggers and enthusiasts who come together to share knowledge, collaborate on projects and push the boundaries of what’s possible.
The WordPress community is truly global with thousands of meetups conferences and events happening all around the world every year, whether you’re a seasoned developer or just starting out, there’s a place for you in this community.
What makes the WordPress community so special is its spirit of generosity and inclusivity.
People from all walks of life and backgrounds are welcome and everyone is encouraged to contribute their skills and knowledge to the collective good.
So if you’re looking to get involved in the world of wordpress, I encourage you to dive in and become a part of this amazing community.
Whether you’re looking to learn something new, share your expertise or just connect with like-minded people, you’ll find a warm welcome and wealth of resources waiting for you.
It was all written by Chat GPT and it’s also all true if you’re looking for ways to get involved in the community and you don’t know where to start.
DM Me on Twitter.
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Send me an email, Michelle Ames at gmail dot com.
I will help you find your niche.
Have a great day.
Links You Shouldn’t Miss
AI experimentation continues in the WordPress community. This time around, Human Made’s Joe Hoyle has demonstrated a generative AI plugin that’s natively integrated into the block editor. The plugin works with ChatGPT and allows users to enter prompts. Content is then generated based on that input. But there’s more to the story. The WP Tavern’s Sarah Gooding took a deeper look at this and other AI experiments currently taking place.
Block Visibility is a WordPress plugin with over 9,000 active installs. Developer Nick Diego recently made the decision to convert his freemium product into a free one. He spoke with The WP Minute’s Eric Karkovack about the change and his WordPress journey so far.
Guildenberg, a new organization geared towards WordPress product founders, is up and running. The aim is to help with product monetization, accelerate adoption, and standardize compatibility. CEO Jonathan Wold has put out a call to founders who are interested in learning more.
What’s the state of workplace culture within the WordPress ecosystem? The Team Experience Index aims to find out. It’s an anonymous survey for employees designed to gather feedback that can be shared with employers. Project founder James Giroux recently put out a call for participants.
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From the Grab Bag
Now it’s time to take a look at some other interesting topics shared by our contributors.
- If you’re using the Limit Login Attempts plugin, be sure to update immediately. A severe unauthenticated stored Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability was patched in version 1.7.2.
- WP Tavern founder Jeff Chandler recently announced that he has taken a position with development agency StellarWP.
- Developer Aurooba Ahmed has released an update to Super List Block. The plugin expands the functionality of standard list items.
- WP Turbo recently launched WPTurbo AI 1.0, which makes it easier to write WordPress-specific code via ChatGPT. This follows the trend of developers leveraging the technology to generate code.
- If you run a membership site, connecting various events to Google Analytics can be tricky. Kimberly Coleman of Paid Memberships Pro has written a helpful guide for putting it all together.
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Thanks to all of the members who shared these links today:
- Aurooba Ahmed
- Alex Borto
- Kimberly Coleman