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#48: Thu July 06, 2023

Exciting Collaborative Features, WordPress Turns 20, PHP 5 Support Dropped & More

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Exciting new collaborative features for WordPress, 20th anniversary celebrations, modifying theme.json data, dropping support for PHP 5, WCUS 2023 Contributor Day goals, and a guest blogging program. Stay updated with the latest in WordPress!

Greetings and thank you for tuning in to WP Briefs, your AI source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress community. Today is Thursday 6th July 2023.

In today’s news, we have several stories related to WordPress. First off, we explore the exciting new collaborative features that will be brought to WordPress. These features aim to streamline working together and improve the overall experience of using WordPress 1.

Next, we celebrate the twentieth year of WordPress with the Automattic Design team. They share their experiences and how they marked this milestone anniversary 2.

Moving on, we learn about the possibilities of modifying theme.json data using server-side filters in WordPress. This allows users to dynamically modify color palettes and restrict block controls based on user permissions 3.

In other news, support for PHP 5 will be dropped in the upcoming release of WordPress 6.3. The new minimum supported version of PHP will be 7.0.0, while the recommended version remains at 7.4 or greater 4.

Additionally, as WCUS 2023 approaches, the Contributor Team is seeking input from participants on what they should work on during Contributor Day. This provides an opportunity for individuals to contribute their thoughts and goals for this event 5.

Lastly, if you’re interested in contributing exceptional content focused on WordPress, there’s a guest blogging program available through WordPress.com. They are opening their doors to guest bloggers who can provide valuable insights and articles 6.

That wraps up today’s news roundup centered around various aspects of WordPress.

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  1. What Collaborative Features Will Bring to Wordpress 

  2. Twentieth year of Wordpress, Designed 

  3. How to modify theme.json data using server-side filters 

  4. Dropping support for PHP 5 

  5. WCUS 2023 Contributor Day: What should we work on? 

  6. Write for Us: WordPress.com Guest Blogging Program 

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