The latest version of WordPress – 4.5 named “Coleman” in honor of jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins – was released a couple of days ago.
The 4.5 release was led by Mike Schroder with help from Mel Choyce and Adam Silverstein. The version is packed with performance improvements and editing upgrades. And if you haven’t already done so, it’s time to head over to your dashboard and update!
Every WordPress update has always been special because it helps improve the software; but this one was more so for us, because we were proud to be one of the core contributors!
We contributed to WordPress core, and you can too!
We are thrilled to be WordPress core contributors, and doing our bit for the open source community.
If you’re looking to get involved, WordPress certainly makes it easy for you, owing to the helpful and approachable community. There are many ways you can contribute, and a pretty detailed Core Contributor Handbook that can be a great guide!