July 2022 brought a lot of exciting announcements and proposals for the WordPress project, from an updated timeline for the WordPress 6.1 release, to design updates on WordPress.org. Read on to learn more about the latest news from the community.
WordPress 6.1 development cycle is now published
Mark your calendars! The WordPress 6.1 development cycle has been published along with its release team. The expected release date has been updated to November 1, 2022, to incorporate feedback received on the first proposed schedule.
In the meantime, you can upgrade WordPress to version 6.0.1. This maintenance release became available for download on July 12, 2022, and includes several updates since WordPress 6.0 in May 2022.
Want to get more involved with WordPress? Join Executive Director Josepha Haden Chomphosy, as she guides you through the five stages of contribution in a recent episode of WP Briefing.
A new look for the WordPress Homepage and Download page
Following the revamp of WordPress.org/News and the Gutenberg page, further design updates are coming to WordPress.org to create a fresh and modern user experience that reflects the future of WordPress.
Take a look at the design mockups and join the conversation.
Gutenberg versions 13.6, 13.7, and 13.8 are here
Three new versions of Gutenberg have been released since last month’s edition of The Month in WordPress:
Follow the “What’s new in Gutenberg” posts to stay on top of the latest updates.
Team updates: WordPress mobile app changes, pattern previews, Five for the Future improvements
WP Briefing celebrated World Wide Web Day 2022 with a special episode!Tune in to hear contributors from the community reflect on how WordPress impacts their world.
Feedback & testing requests
The Community Team is calling on all meetup members and organizers to complete the 2021-2022 Annual Meetup Survey. Your feedback will help strengthen the WordPress meetup program for years to come. Please respond and help spread the word.
Join #WPDiversity with a free, online speaker workshop for Indian women in the WordPress community. The event will take place on September 24-25, 2022. !
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