Matt Mullenweg Announces Tech and Design Leads for New Focus-Based Development Cycle

photo credit: Angelina Litvin WordPress core development is kicking off in 2017 with the new focus-based development process that Matt Mullenweg announced during the 2016 State of the Word. The new approach to releases shifts WordPress from the familiar time-based release cycle to one that is mor...

WordPress 4.7 Introduces Twenty Seventeen Default Theme and WP REST API Content Endpoints

photo credit: Wikimedia Commons WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” was released today, named in honor of American jazz vocalist Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan. This release makes significant improvements to the new theme setup experience, inspiring the tagline: “Your site, your way.” Twenty Seventeen is ...

WordPress Passes 27% Market Share, Banks on Customizer for Continued Success

photo credit: Luis Llerena WordPress now powers 27.1% of all websites on the internet, up from 25% last year. While it may seem that WordPress is neatly adding 2% of the internet every year, its percentage increase fluctuates from year to year and the climb is getting more arduous with more weigh...

A Preview of the Custom CSS Editor Added to the Customizer in WordPress 4.7

WordPress 4.7 is a little more than a month away and is going to be packed with new features and improvements. In particular, five feature projects related to the customizer were approved for merge and will be part of the release. One of the feature projects is the custom CSS editor that enables ...

WordPress 4.7 Brings Custom Page Template Functionality to All Post Types

photo credit: Mari Pi WordPress 4.7 will introduce support for post type templates, an exciting new feature for theme and plugin developers. Page templates, which allow developers to specify a different layout or design for a page, are nearly as old as WordPress itself. For years developers have ...

Polyglots Team to Host 2nd Global WordPress Translation Day November 12

The WordPress Polyglots team is planning another Global WordPress Translation Day after the success of the original event in April. The first event drew 448 participants from more than 105 countries to online streaming sessions and live meetups, where contributors worked on more than 160 language...