A look at the improvements made in the latest version of WordPress
WordPress 6.0 has been released with the goal to deliver on the promise of Gutenberg to make WordPress a more straightforward platform for creating websites and publishing website content.
Gutenberg is the name for the block-based editor that was released in 2018 through WordPress 5.0. It replaced the classic WordPress editor, and it was a significant change in how content was created on WordPress. The premise of Gutenberg is that the user can add multiple media types and arrange the layout within the editor by using blocks.
WordPress shared an extensive list of improvements that come with the release of WordPress 6.0, including the below items:
- Enhanced information architecture and template browsing experience
- Improved template creation
- New Navigation UI
- New Browse Mode for the site editor
- Alternative Global Styles
- Improved Navigation block
- New design tools
This article will run through some of the important changes that will be coming soon to the block editor, and that will enable creating websites and pages much more straightforward and better for users.
By launching a user interface that is designed to make it easier for users to create webpages and edit content, WordPress 6.0 is taking a big step toward the original goals that the Gutenberg block-based editor was built for.
What’s new in WordPress 6.0: including new blocks, style switching, editing templates, web fonts API
There are many exciting changes that will come with WordPress 6.0. The latest version, WordPress 6.0, is due to be released on May 24 and will offer improved template creation, alternative Global Styles, new blocks, and more.
The latest WordPress release introduces major changes and improvements. Some of the upgrades support the goal of WordPress becoming a complete site editor. As mentioned, one of the critical steps to support this goal is the update of the Gutenberg editor within WordPress core.
Here are some of the main features to look out for:
- Accessibility. The WordPress open-source software is among the elements that have benefitted from being upgraded to make it easier to use.
- A package of multiple style variations designed for block themes.
- It is now possible to make page content patterns that you can select from in order to create your web pages.
- New ancestor property in block.json. This will enable users to limit where blocks are allowed to be placed.
- A new user interface that will allow users to set a lock attribute for each block in the editor.
- Registration of blocks that are within themes.
- Unrecognized content within your content can now be kept due to upgraded support.
- The block theme export function that is within the Site Editor has been upgraded extensively as well.
- Also included are block markup updates for the following blocks: image, quote, list, and group
- A new set of Post Comments blocks, No Results block, and others.
- Bootstrap/load. Skip unwanted queries by adding a do_parse_request filter.
- Cache API improvements. wp_cache_*_multiple is now full CRUD.
- Media. New additions for filters and user interface.
More dynamic hooks for custom post types
- Taxonomy improvements. Included in these updates are: Query caching, taxonomy query limits, navigation menu items, and terminology modifications.
- Themes. Streamlined patterns functionality for theme authors, support for multiple theme.json files, and improved export themes with Site Editor.
- Users. Sites that have significantly high traffic will now have the ability to query and count site users.
- Developer Updates
Just because something already works well, it can still be improved and refined; WordPress has proven this with the release of its latest version.
WordPress 6.0 offers some important changes for website owners and should be recognized as a major release. These changes are designed to make it easier for users to make their own site and enhance it visually, with the ability to customize the website more simply. WordPress 6.0 is part of the journey to build WordPress into an easy-to-use site editor. There are still improvements to be made, but it does look like the Gutenberg editor will keep improving, and the options for website owners will continue to grow. In the long term, this is good news for WordPress users.
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