An Overview of WordPress 5.5 Release

An Overview of WordPress 5.5 Release

A recent WordPress 5.5 release is a big one as they have tweaked a lot of things including the interface. It is considered a major update as there is a lot of improvement in the block editor. There is also the addition of some new features including auto-updates of plugins and themes. If you have

A recent WordPress 5.5 release is a big one as they have tweaked a lot of things including the interface. It is considered a major update as there is a lot of improvement in the block editor. There is also the addition of some new features including auto-updates of plugins and themes.

If you have been running a website on WordPress, then we will strongly advise you to take a look at the recent changes and then go for updating your WordPress core. If you are not using the latest and updated plugins and themes, then you will end up facing compatibility issues. Here are the details of the WordPress 5.5 major update.

Block Editor changes in WordPress 5.5

WordPress 5.5 comes with major block editor changes. It is the place where you will spend a lot of time uploading your new content to the website. The new changes include the following:

User-interface changes in the editor

If you have already used WordPress 5.5 version, then you must have experienced, the visual improvements and UI changes in the editor. There is a new border styling and the editor is more accessible.

Previously, the block addition sign (+) was not entirely noticeable and it confused many customers. They have improved the UI and now you can clearly see the new block sign.

Now you can edit images inside the block editor. WordPress 5.5 has given users control over editing the images inside the editor and posts. It includes adjusting image height, width, aspect ratio, and you can also rotate the image inside the editor.

Integration of block directory

If you are trying to add a new block which is not available on your website, then you can add a new block from the block directory. It is similar to adding and installing a new plugin from the plugin directory. It is a very unique and important feature that will help you improve your content easily. You can now find any block that you would like to add when creating pages and posts.

Auto Updating your WordPress theme and plugins

There is another major update that you will experience in WordPress 5.5 release. Now you will be able to auto-update the themes and plugins on your website.

After installing the recent updates, you can navigate to the Plugins tab and you will be able to see a new option in front of all the plugins that states Enable auto-updates. By clicking that option, you will be able to enable the auto-updates of that plugin or a theme. In this case, whenever there is an update of a plugin or theme, WordPress will automatically update the files of that plugin or theme.

Takeaways

If you are a WordPress user and you have been using a block editor before, then it is the update that you would like to switch to. However, there are still complications if you are using various third-party plugins or themes. Make sure to wait for the updates from your theme provider or plugin provider so you don’t face compatibility issues after installing WordPress 5.5 update.

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