Seven Major Changes in WordPress 6.2

WordPress 6.2 “Dolphy” is an important release version that includes over 900 changes to the software. The major changes focus on integrating visual editing into the front end of the WordPress interface. These improvements involve the menus, templates, site editor, media, and style options. They benefit the user by providing a more functional interface and Read More >

WordPress Releases the Performance Lab Plugin

On October 12, 2021, a group of WordPress Core contributors proposed the creation of a team at WordPress dedicated to alleviating the pain points when it came to WordPress websites and performance. The proposal highlights how WordPress is falling behind when focusing on performance compared to competitors and the importance of fast websites in the Read More >

WordPress 6.0 Looking Ahead

Now that WordPress 5.9 has officially launched, it’s time to start looking ahead to WordPress 6.0. Recently, WordPress core contributor Matias Ventura released the preliminary roadmap for WordPress 6.0 which gave an overview of the features and upgrades that are planned for this year.  In this article, we will take a closer look at what Read More >

WordPress 5.9 Release Notes

The WordPress 5.9 is officially here. In this article, we will cover what all is included in WordPress 5.9 and take a closer look at the new features and upgrades.  WordPress 5.9: What’s New? Full Site Editing Twenty Twenty-Two Default Theme Other Improvements and Updates How to Install WordPress 5.9 Need to build your WordPress Read More >

WordPress 5.9 Release Date and Planned Features

WordPress 5.9 will be released in December 2021. It will be the third and final major release of the year.  This release will be led by WordPress founding developer Matt Mullenweg.  Most of what is expected for WordPress 5.9 is yet to be determined, but this article will cover the information that is available regarding Read More >

WordPress Pattern Directory

WordPress 5.8 is just around the corner, and with it comes the introduction of the all-new Pattern Directory for WordPress block patterns.  These new features mark the beginning of WordPress transitioning to a full site editing experience via the Gutenberg block editor.  In this article, we will introduce you to the pattern directory and its Read More >

WordPress Full Site Editing

With the release of WordPress 5.8 around the corner (July 20), there has been a lot of buzz around full site editing.  Full site editing (FSE) is a WordPress project that aims to make entire websites customizable by utilizing Gutenberg blocks, and users will get their first taste of it with WordPress 5.8. In this Read More >

WordPress 5.8 Introduces Page List and Post List Blocks

WordPress 5.8 has added many new features, but 2 new blocks stand out for their usefulness:  page list block and post list block.  Both would seem to be simply the same type of block listing either pages or posts, but they are actually quite different.  The page list block is simple in contrast to the Read More >

WebP in WordPress 5.8 – Support for the WebP Image Format

WordPress introduced support for WebP images with the release of WordPress 5.8 in July 2021. Some users saw this as a step forwards in modernizing WordPress websites’ performance. In late March 2022, the Performance Team proposed enabling WebP image conversion by default on WordPress. This was met with pushback from the community as there were Read More >

WordPress 5.8 Previewing Four Improved Features

The upcoming WordPress 5.8 version continues to evolve its interface with improvements to its content and work interface.  The development focus has been to mature the Gutenberg editor – the visual editor for posts and pages – into a more complete and competent tool that retains its ease of use while adding to its functionality. Read More >