More than 500 contributors from 58 different countries worked together to make the almost one thousand changes that comprise WordPress 6.0.
Users typically anticipate major improvements whenever a product goes through a major revision. As WordPress versions evolve, this is no longer the case.
In spite of the “dot 0” designation, version 6.0 should be viewed as the latest in a series of updates designed to keep things compatible with older versions even as they add new features.
WordPress 6.0 is a minor update in terms of the version number, but not a major rewrite. When comparing versions 5.9 and 6, you’ll notice a substantial improvement in the publishing process.
The WordPress team has assured users that updating is safe, and they recommend that everyone with a WordPress site do so immediately so that they can reap the benefits of the new version.
Features that will be loved by the users:
- Patterns for Creating a Page:
Page Creation Patterns is one of the most noteworthy updates. Typically, a web page’s layout is created from scratch by the publisher. Using page creation patterns, you can decide from various templates to use as a basis for your new page. The layouts will not be included in the WordPress core, so designers will have to include them into their own themes.
- Block Locking:
If an end user tries to delete or relocate a crucial block, the mechanism known as “Block Locking” will prevent them from doing so. The new function can be accessed via a submenu of the block’s configuration options.
- Easy changing Theme Styles:
WordPress 6.0 includes a user-friendly interface that allows you to make global changes to the appearance of your website’s theme with only the click of a button. To view the various styles that are compatible with your theme, select the Theme from the drop-down menu under the Browse Styles tab after clicking on the Style button located in the upper right corner.
- Modify a wider variety of theme templates:
Templates can now be modified in the WordPress 6.0 theme editor. Among the new editable archive samples are:
- Export the theme of your Block along with the changes:
With WordPress 6.0, you can now save and export your customised block theme. All of your modifications to the site using the comprehensive editor will be saved in a zip file that WordPress will generate for you. Each WordPress theme is freely distributable and can be used on an unlimited number of sites.
- Select texts from multiple blocks simultaneously:
New block-based WordPress editors allow users to construct their page layouts from a collection of premade elements. To put it simply, blocks function like virtual containers. The content could be anything, from pictures to words to audio. The ability to choose text across several content blocks is a small but promising new feature in WordPress 6.0. A user can now select several blocks’ contents without having to select each block individually. This enables publishers to create and manage material in a more predictable way, making for an easier writing experience.
- Style Variations:
The brand-new Global Style Variations option is also really interesting. Authors of themes can greatly shorten the time it takes to launch their product by using style variations, which let users modify the appearance and feel of their site without touching the underlying CSS or HTML.
- Copy the URL of the image from the list of media libraries:
In the list view of your media library, you will now see a ‘Copy URL to clipboard’ link directly below every media file.
- Tools for making custom block themes may now be found directly in the site editor.
- the capability to add patterns more easily
- In-theme block registration is possible.
- Fixes and enhancements to the @wordpress/create-block template engine.