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Weekly WordPress News and Updates: WordPress News Roundup: Release Parties, jQuery 4.0 Beta, and More!

Last Updated on February 8th, 2024



WordPress 6.5 is scheduled to be released on March 26, 2024. The release coordinators have announced the schedule and hosts for the release parties, which are online events where contributors test the new version and report any bugs or issues. You can find the details and sign up for a party here.

The jQuery team has released the first beta of jQuery 4.0, the next major version of the popular JavaScript library. jQuery 4.0 promises to be faster, smaller, and more modular than ever before. It also drops support for older browsers and introduces some breaking changes. You can read more about the beta and how to test it here.

WordPress has received a $10,000 grant from Google Ads to promote the open source project and its community. The grant will be used to create and run ads on Google’s network, targeting potential users, developers, and contributors. The ads will highlight WordPress’s features, benefits, and values, as well as showcase success stories and testimonials from the community. You can learn more about the grant and how to get involved here.

The WordPress Security Team is looking for new members to join its Incident Response Squad. The squad is responsible for responding to security incidents affecting WordPress core, plugins, themes, and infrastructure. The squad members need to have experience in web security, WordPress development, and incident management. You can find the requirements and nomination process [here].

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