Dev Chat Summary & Call for Release Lead Nominations: August 01, 2018 (4.9.8 week 5)

This post summarizes the weekly dev chat meeting held Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

Release Leads: Call for Volunteers

WordPress 4.6 will be released in a couple of weeks, and Helen Hou-Sandí is preparing to lead 4.7, the final major releasemajor release A release, identified by the first two numbers (3.6), which is the focus of a full release cycle and feature development. WordPress uses decimaling count for major release versions, so 2.8, 2.9, […]

Announcing the release leads for 2016

As announced during the State of the WordState of the Word This is the annual report given by Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress at WordCamp US. It looks at what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and the future of WordPress. this year, we have a brand new selection of release leads for 2016. Previously […]

Release leads for WordPress 4.3 and 4.4

Since WordPress 3.5, we’ve had a rotating release leadRelease Lead The community member ultimately responsible for the Release.. Because of the ever-present demands of the current release’s development cycle, we’ve found it tough to make these appointments well in advance. We’ve always wanted to give leads opportunity to prepare, so they can hit the ground […]

Drew Jaynes is the 4.2 Release Lead

I’m pleased to share Drew Jaynes (@drewapicture) is the release leadRelease Lead The community member ultimately responsible for the Release. for WordPress 4.2. Drew will be kicking off 4.2 today in about 7 minutes in #core on Slack (the regular weekly meeting). This is a follow up to yesterday’s excellent chat that I led on feature pluginFeature Plugin A plugin that […]

Helen is the WordPress 4.0 release lead

Mike and I are pleased to pass the release leadRelease Lead The community member ultimately responsible for the Release. baton to Helen Hou-Sandí for WordPress 4.0. I don’t think this will come as much of a surprise to most of you, but please offer @helen your congratulations, which are well-deserved. We’ve already discussed 4.0 a bit in our last two […]

New Committers: 2021

2021 has sped by with two major releases and a final one underway. These releases have are made possible by many coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. committers who actively review and merge contributions (on top of other things). This year six new people […]

WordPress 5.9 Release Squad

WordPress 5.9 is full steam ahead towards the December 14, 2021 release date. With the Go/No Go deadline behind us, the necessary roles required for this version’s release squad have become more clear, and the team is starting to take shape. Below is the list of roles the squad roles for the 5.9 release with […]

Introducing Twenty Twenty-Two

WordPress 5.9 will feature a brand new default theme named Twenty Twenty-Two. It arrives during an exciting time for WordPress themes. With the advent of Full Site Editing and Global Styles, themes are changing structurally and functionally to enable far more avenues for customization than users have come to expect in the past. To take […]

WordPress 5.9 Planning Roundup

Happy September no matter where you are in the world! Since we’re halfway through the alpha period for the next big release of WordPress, it’s time to gather all the pieces of planning into one place. This post will include all the best guesses and targets for dates, features, and squads. This release will follow […]