The latest version of WordPress that is running right now is WordPress 5.8. It was released in July 2021 and
has come with a lot of new features. Let’s check them out.
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This is a brand-new feature that is compatible
with a few WordPress themes. Here, you can set
a separate design for a particular post. Following
are the site-wide non-content elements that you
can edit here:
The widget editor now has a block editor format. Go to Appearance
and select Widgets. Here, you can select and add widgets as blocks to
the sidebars and widget-enabled areas. Additionally, you can make
changes in colors for text, background and links too.
In the grid view, we could initially view unlimited images from the
media library. However, in WordPress 5.8, you’ll get the “Load
More” button after say around 50 images. Additionally, every image
has a button that allows you to “Copy URL to clipboard”. This helps
you add an existing image from the media library to a new post.
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The “Add Block” panel comprises of a newly
added feature, which suggests patterns that
you can add to a page or post in the
background. Some of the patterns are new
while others are integrated with the pattern
directory of WordPress.
This is also a new feature of the latest version of WordPress,
wherein you can display a list of posts, products or pages
based on certain parameters. You just need to turn on the
feature from the Block section and then add a new post, page
or product there.
The Duotone Filter
In order to match the images better
with the theme, the duotone filter
now allows you to add pre-sets to
your images to match it with your
WordPress theme colors.
You can make an overall change with the
gradient color for tables, text color, spacing,
columns, padding and link colors.
Improved Navigation for
Navigation has become more user-friendly
with the addition of some new icons as well
as better layout of certain features. These
include the following:
New parent block icon to select the parent
Improvement in layout of the list view panel
A better selection tool that helps in block
highlighting and handling to move them up
After getting a lot of new features on WordPress 5.8, we will
now be looking forward to WordPress 5.9, which is currently
under the testing phase. If you wish to test the same, you
may download the beta version.