WordPress 5.3 Release Update and Planned Features

Users always get anxious to see what new features will be introduced with every WordPress update. The WordPress team has been working hard for several months on their next release and improvements, which is scheduled to be introduced on November 12, 2019. A dry run will take place the day before and a 24-hour code freeze will be implemented. So what does this all mean for business owners who operate a WordPress website? Here are some of the features you can expect.

What’s New With WordPress 5.3?

The Group Block feature is one of the most anticipated updates for WordPress 5.3. It will allow you to customize a large amount of content in order to create a multi-column layout for a cleaner organization. Some business owners may have experienced this functionality previously depending on the plugin they have installed, but all users are expected to have this functionality with the latest WordPress update.

New column blocks are also important updates since you can size your columns differently for a more flexible website layout. The ability to change column widths has been a feature WordPress users have wanted for a long time and it’s expected to be available with the WordPress 5.3 release.

Twenty Twenty Theme

The Twenty Twenty theme is highly anticipated and is expected to be debuted in the WordPress 5.3 release. The best part about this theme is the responsive design regardless of what device the user is working with. A clean mobile site is important today, and the Twenty Twenty theme creates one of the most precise designs you’ll find. And it even offers customization so you can create various menus depending on what your specific website needs. It’s worth looking into this new theme since it has features that would benefit virtually any website.

Testing Is Available Now

WordPress 5.3 is available for testing, so your WordPress Hosting service should be right in the middle of it. Knowing what new features and functionality differences will be present with the WordPress update will make the transition much easier. You can even test all of your plugins and themes to ensure there are no bugs prior to the release. It’s always best to get ahead of any major WordPress updates and now is the time to do so as the release is quickly approaching.

InMotion Hosting is more than just a WordPress web hosting company. We work with each of our clients individually to ensure all needs are met and their website is operating at a high level around the clock. Every WordPress update brings great new features as well as challenges, and we will be on top of them every step of the way. To learn more about our services, contact us today.

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Christopher Maiorana Content Writer II

Christopher Maiorana joined the InMotion community team in 2015 and regularly dispenses tips and tricks in the Support Center, Community Q&A, and the InMotion Hosting Blog.

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