Under the hood, WordPress is an open source web software application that you can use to create and maintain a modern website. At the time of writing, more than 30% of all websites run on WordPress, and the number is only expected to increase in the coming years.
As WordPress is constantly being developed, it's important to keep yourself up-to-date with the software community's latest activities.
If you visit the dashboard of your own WordPress site regularly, you'll be able to stay up-to-date with WordPress news and software releases. There are widgets on the dashboard that display the latest news and announcements, and an alert always appears when there is a new version of WordPress available for download and installation.
If you prefer to visit the website, then the most important spot to visit or subscribe to is WordPress Releases. Whenever there is a new release, be it a major release, or an interim bug fix, or an upgrade, it will be at https://wordpress.org/news/category/releases/.
Also, be sure to stay tuned to the main WordPress blog at https://wordpress.org/news/.
Some additional resources worth mentioning are as follows:
- https://wordpress.org/: The absolute main hub for WordPress.
- https://wordpress.com/: The commercial service for creating blogs and websites.
- http://jobs.wordpress.net/: Job listings for anyone searching for employment in areas related to WordPress (or anyone searching for WordPress help).
- https://wordpress.tv/: A great source of top-notch WordPress tutorials, how-to advice, case studies, product demonstrations, and WordPress-related conference presentation recordings.
- https://central.wordcamp.org/: WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress; it takes place a number of times during the year in different locations around the world, and this site is the central point for the conference.
Published on Sun 17 June 2018 by Sue Percival in Programming with tag(s): wordpress