Welcome to WordPress 6.0


June 3, 2022

Welcome to WordPress 6.0

WordPress 6.0 will allow users to easily switch theme styles with one click. Simply click on the Style button at the top right corner and then switch to Browse Styles tab to see available styles in your theme. This allows theme developers to add multiple style presets to their themes that users can easily switch. Several key advancements of WordPress 6.0:

Enhanced Writing Experience

Writing improvements abound, if you’re writing a brand new post or adding elements to an existing page. There are more ways to streamline your content creation process, including:

  • Select text across multiple blocks and edit it all at once.
  • Type two open brackets [[ to quickly access the link menu.
  • Keep existing styles when you transform some blocks from one kind to another from a Paragraph block to a Code block.
  • Create customized buttons and any new buttons you make will retain the style customizations automatically.

Style Switching

Block themes now include the option to contain multiple style variations. This explores the new Style system even further and enables shortcuts to switch the look and feel of your site all within a single theme. You can change both the available settings, like the font weight, and the style options, like the default color palette. Change the look and feel of your site with just a few clicks.

More Template Choices

WordPress 6.0 includes five new template options: author, date, categories, tag, and taxonomy. These additional templates provide greater flexibility for content creators.

  • Featured images can be used in the cover block.
  • New featured image sizing controls make it easier to get the results you want.
  • While editing a template, at the root, or between blocks, the quick inserter shows you patterns and template parts to help you work faster and discover new layout options.
  • The query block supports filtering on multiple authors, support for custom taxonomies, and support for customizing what is shown when there are no results.

Integrated Patterns

Patterns will now appear when you need them in even more places, like in the quick inserter or when creating a new header or footer.

Better List View

New keyboard shortcuts enable you to select multiple blocks from the list view, modify them, and drag-and-drop them within the list. List View can be opened and closed easily; it comes collapsed by default and it automatically expands to the current selection whenever you select a block.

Block Locking Controls

Now you can lock your blocks. Choose to disable the option to move a block, remove a block, or both. This simplifies the project handover, allowing your clients to unleash their creativity without worrying about accidentally breaking their site design in the process.

Improved Performance in WordPress 6.0

This release includes several updates focused on improving the performance of WordPress. These enhancements cover a range of performance areas including improving the page and post-load speed, reducing the execution time of various query types, caching, navigation menus, and much more.

Enhancing WordPress 6.0 Accessibility

Accessibility is an integral part of the WordPress mission of helping an inclusive community and supporting users of all types around the world. With this in mind, WordPress 6.0 includes more than 50 updates specifically focused on enhancing the accessibility of the platform.

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