It’s always important to stay on top of the trends! We share latest WordPress news to make your day more interesting and filled with useful information.

#01 WordCamp in Nashville

A lot of WordPress developers and other fans of this great content management system already know which state and city will host WordCamp US the next year. Are you ready? Get ready for a trip to Nashville, Tennessee!

#02 WordPress 4.7 Beta 4 is available

As always, the WordPress community is hard at work on improvements. The software is still in development but still every interested person can now test WordPress 4.7 Beta 4. A lot of bugs were fixed and changes were done. Among them are the REST API content endpoints, custom CSS and tweaks to Twenty Seventeen. You can read more about other changes.

#03 .blog Domains Are Now Available for Everyone

On November 21st WordPress.org announced that now you can search for the .blog domain of your choice and associate it with your WordPress.com site.

“Launch of .blog, a new top-level domain extension, means there are millions of easy-to-remember addresses now available for your website. Pricing for .blog domains will start at around USD$30 per year, with some premium names offered at higher prices.”

#04 Takeaways from ManageWP’s AMA with Paolo Belcastro

Paolo Belcastro has three separate roles, in his own words: “Leading the Spectrum division at Automattic, managing the blog project which belongs to an Automattic subsidiary, and leading the organization of WordCamp Europe 2017, and the needs of each of these audio have an influence on my day”. Get more details here.

#05 Global WordPress Translation Day

Is it possible to make WordPress even more accessible in our multilingual world? Of course! Despite the fact a lot of people use English as the international language, the WordPress platform still needs to be translated into different languages. Recently, November 12 was help the second Global WordPress Translation Day. There were two opportunities to take part in this cool event – personally or through live sessions. This time WP Translation Day gathered together 780 translators. More about the event, translators and topics which were covered you can read here.

#06 WordPress Used by 60 Percent of Top-100 Inc. 5000

2016 has not finished yet but it’s already possible to say that this year WordPress is used for more than 60% of the top 100 sites on Inc. 5000 (according to Neilo Software). In general WordPress powers more than 27 percent of all internet websites, comparing to Joomla 3.3% and Drupal 2.2%. Feel the difference? 🙂 WordPress has a lot of advantages but we all know that the highest value is our people. And the WordPress community is very strong nowadays. Hundreds of thousands people lead, participate and support WordCamps, meetups and worldwide WordPress-centric events.