The Saga Continues
WordPressWordPress was borne of initial idea seeding via B2 (Cafelog) in 2001, which was launched by Michael Valdrighi. In 2003, cofounders Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little forked B2 and created WordPress, an Open Source blogging and now content management system estimated to power the largest number of websites of any individual product (20%). Through the largest thriving community of any website management system, WordPress has grown to include theme designers, plugin developers, webmasters and site developers. With the power of participants, WP now can power anything from small individual blogs to large multi-user social communities to business websites. Core contributing developers include Ryan Boren, Mark Jaquith, Matt Mullenweg, Andrew Ozz, Peter Westwood and Andrew Nacin. WordPress has just recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary.
WPCommunityWPCommunity.com was started as an extension of Web Developer Tom Ford who found WordPress in the early days looking for a solution to power a group of large websites that had outgrown their flat HTML infrastructure. Needing more features, WordPress was chosen based on another user who was kind enough to put together a comparison chart of several platforms, with detailed information. The way this individual was able to present this side by side comparison using WordPress ultimately led to giving it a shot...which led to massive experimentation to the different things it could do. The heavy and growing demand for assistance led to offering such, bringing us to today. Tom Ford has contributed to various other development agencies including TC Websites, WPMU.org and WPML. (as well as solving countless technical issues and working through many full website builds).
WORDPRESS 4.5.3 MAINTENANCE AND SECURITY RELEASE WordPress 4.5.3 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.5.2 and earlier are affected by several security issues: redirect bypass in the customizer, reported by Yassine Aboukir; two different XSS problems via attachment names, reported by Jouko Pynnönen and Divyesh Prajapati; revision history information disclosure, reported […]
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WP MOBILE APPS: WORDPRESS FOR ANDROID: VERSION 5.5
We’ve worked hard to bring a new editor to the app — it’s a complete rewrite designed to bring you a much smoother editing experience. When you open a draft or a published post, you’ll now get a new visual editing experience with image, link, and styling tools like the ones you use in the full web version of WordPress.
Advanced users, don’t worry! You’ll be able to switch to HTML view and edit code by tapping HTML on the bottom right:
You can now manage your WordPress.com site users. Simply access your user list with People link from My Sites screen and update your users’ role or remove them from your site.
Version 5.5 also comes with a few other fixes:
- Fixed an issue when selecting a hidden site from search
You can track our development progress for the next release by visiting our 5.6 milestone on GitHub.
Do you like keeping up with what’s new in the app? Do you enjoy testing new stuff before anyone else? Our testers have access to beta versions with updates shipped directly through Google Play. The beta versions may have new features, new fixes — and possibly new bugs! Testers make it possible for us to improve the overall app experience, and offer us invaluable development feedback.
Want to become a tester? Opt-in!
Thank youJUN 22, 2016
WORDPRESS.TV BLOG: SPOTLIGHT: WORDCAMP MIAMI 2016
WordCamp Miami helped kick off the 2016 WordCamp season with sunny skies and great presentations on how to take your WordPress site to the next level. You can see all the WordCamp Miami sessions here, but below are a few that stood out for us.
Rachel Carden: Tools and Techniques for Evaluating Accessibility
When your website is accessible, all users can access your content no matter their abilities. Visually-impaired users can visit your website using a screen reader. Those who can’t use the mouse can navigate your site using a keyboard or other input device. Some accessibility features might also improve your SEO. When your site is inaccessible, research shows you could be excluding up to 20 percent of your users. This talk for all skill levels will review tools and techniques you can use to test and improve your site’s accessibility.
Kids WordPress Panel Discussion
Kids talking about WordPress and blogging at WordCamp Miami 2016.