The Month in WordPress – August 2022

August has been a busy month, with the redesign of, new localized content on Learn WordPress, and the WordPress 6.0.2 security and maintenance release. But that’s not all! Read on to catch up on the latest WordPress news.

WordPress 6.1 walk-through scheduled for September 13, 2022

Save the date! A live interactive walk-through of WordPress 6.1 is coming up on September 13, 2022, at 16:00 UTC. The event will take place via Zoom and include a discussion of new major features, resolved tickets, and potential blockers.

Attendance is open to anyone who wants to know more about what’s coming in the next major release. If you are unable to attend, the event will be recorded for on-demand viewing.

Learn more about the WordPress 6.1 product walk-through.

The Homepage and Download page got a new jazz-inspired look

The redesign of the homepage and download page went live on August 15, 2022. The new pages highlight the benefits of using WordPress while making it easy to access resources for getting started. The look and feel build on the jazzy aesthetic that WordPress is known for. homepage

In addition, the admin bar and global navigation menu have been updated to simplify and better organize the content across the network. Expect more design updates and iterations as efforts to refresh the website continue.

Check out the new homepage and download page.

Gutenberg versions 13.9 and 14.0 are here

Two new versions of Gutenberg were released last month:

  • Gutenberg 13.9 became available for download on August 17, 2022. This release continues to iterate and polish the user interface (UI), interaction, and engine work for site editing.
  • Gutenberg 14.0 brings a lot of enhancements, including extra block supports in the UI, a revamped List block, and more. It shipped on August 31, 2022.

This new post in the “Core Editor Improvement” series focuses on the template creation enhancements coming in WordPress 6.1. You can explore them now with the Gutenberg plugin.

New localized content on Learn WordPress

Learn WordPress is currently expanding the non-English resources available on the platform! Last month, some members of the Training Team hosted the first free online workshops in Japanese. Following its success, two more sessions will be held on September 7 and 17, 2022. Get the details in the online workshop calendar.

In addition, learners have access to:

Curious about what else is new on Learn WordPress? Check out the learning materials released in August 2022.

Enter the educational world of the Training Team and its Learn initiative in the latest episode of WP Briefing.

Team updates: WordPress 6.0.2 maintenance release, Twenty Twenty-Three kickoff, and more

The Testing Team is looking for facilitators to expand testing efforts across the project.

Feedback & testing requests

Gutenberg 13.8 introduced the first version of fluid typography, a new feature that allows theme authors to define text size that can scale and adapt to changes in screen size. Help shape its future by joining this testing call.

Event updates & WordCamps

The Call for Speakers for WordCamp Asia is closing soon! Submit your application by September 30, 2022, and help reach WCAsia’s speaker diversity goals.

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The following folks contributed to this edition of The Month in WordPress: @laurlittle, @mysweetcate, @chaion07, @bsanevans, @priethor, @rmartinezduque, @webcommsat.

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