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What’s New in WordPress 5.5

WordPress 5.5 is the second major WordPress core release of 2020. Join Kinsta and David Baumwald, the 5.5 Triage Lead, as we discuss what's in the new release and the future of WordPress.


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Andrea Zoellner

Head of Growth

Andrea leads the growth marketing efforts at Kinsta, where she is always seeking new and innovative ways to spread the word about our hosting. She's been a long-time contributor to the WordPress project through contributions to the Marketing, Translation, and teams and organizing meetups and WordCamps.

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David Baumwald

Full-Stack Engineer

David Baumwald is a full-stack engineer and WordPress Core team member with 16 years experience creating custom warehouse systems for enterprise and SMB-class ecommerce operations. He’s been the Triage PM for WordPress 5.3, 5.4, and 5.5 and enjoys flying, animated holiday light shows, and DIY.

WordPress 5.5 is the second major WordPress core release of 2020. It includes automatic updates for plugins and themes, XML sitemaps in core, and other major Gutenberg updates. Join Kinsta and David Baumwald, full-stack engineer and three-time WordPress core release triage PM as we chat about what’s in the latest release, what goes into a core release, and what users can expect in WordPress for the rest of the year.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How releases are planned and executed
  • The key features of WordPress 5.5 and how to use them
  • What’s next in WordPress
  • How to get involved
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