WordPress.org blog: WordPress 6.0 “Arturo”

WordPress.org blog: WordPress 6.0 “Arturo”

Category: WordPress

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Date: July 21, 2022

WordPress 6.0 Arturo

Welcome to “Arturo”

Say hello to “Arturo” and WordPress 6.0, inspired by Grammy-winning jazz musician, Arturo O’Farrill. Known for his influence on contemporary Latin jazz, Arturo has pressed more than 15 albums spanning a body of work across five decades. 

Take some time to explore WordPress 6.0, built to help you unlock your creative aspirations and make your site-building experience more intuitive. And check out some of Arturo’s inspirational sounds that span Afro Cuban jazz, contemporary Latin jazz, and so much more.

With nearly 1,000 enhancements and bug fixes, the second major release of 2022 is here. Download it now! As of today, WordPress powers more than 42% of websites worldwide.1

Site owners and administrators should upgrade to take full advantage of the many stability, performance, and usability enhancements today. WordPress content creators will enjoy a suite of new features geared toward improving the writing and designing experiences.

Expanding Gutenberg into a full site editing experience in WordPress means that all of the problems the community had to address were complex and far-reaching. WordPress 6.0 is an example of the community’s commitment to tackling these tough challenges together. With thoughtful updates to the writing experience, building better block functionality, and adding a new intuitive style switcher, I’m really proud of the work that’s been done in this release to make a great site editing experience.

Josepha Haden Chomphosy, Executive Director

What’s Inside

Selecting multiple lines of text from two blocks

Enhanced Writing Experience

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

  • Select text across multiple blocks for easier copying and pasting.
  • Type two open brackets `[[` to quickly access a list of recent posts and pages.
  • Keep existing styles when you transform some blocks from one kind to another—from a Paragraph block to a Code block, for instance.
  • Create customized buttons and any new buttons you make will retain the style customizations automatically.
  • Make tag clouds and social icons even more appealing with updated settings and controls, and a new outline style for the tag cloud.

Style variations of Twenty Twenty Two theme

Style Switching 

Block themes now include the option to contain multiple style variations. This expands the new Style system even further and enables shortcuts to switch the look and feel of your site all within a single theme. In block themes that support this feature, 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.

Popover listing available templates

WordPress 6.0 includes five new template options for block themes: author, date, categories, tag, and taxonomy. These additional templates provide greater flexibility for content creators. Tailor each with the tools you already know or with the following new options in this release: 

  • 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.

Browsing footer patterns in the quick inserter

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. If you’re a block theme author, you can even register patterns from the Pattern Directory using `theme.json`, enabling you to prioritize specific patterns that are most helpful to your theme’s users.

Additional Design Tools

Design tools grow more powerful and intuitive with each release. Some highlights for 6.0 include: 

  • A new color panel design saves space, but still shows your options at a glance. 
  • New border controls offer a simpler way to set your border exactly as you like it. 
  • Transparency levels for your colors allow for even more creative color options.
  • Control gaps, margins, typography, and more on a collection of blocks, all at once, in the Group block.
  • Switch between stack, row, and group variations to position groups of blocks with more layout flexibility.
  • Use the gap support functionality in the Gallery block to create different looks – from adding spacing between all images, to removing spacing altogether.

Selecting multiple blocks in the list view

Better List View

New keyboard shortcuts enable you to select multiple blocks from the list view, modify them in bulk, 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. 

Unlocking the block in the block toolbar

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 project handover, allowing your clients to unleash their creativity without worrying about accidentally breaking their site 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. The performance team working group is an important focus area of the core development team. For more information on this group’s work, please follow their work on Making WordPress with the #performance hashtag.

Enhancing WordPress 6.0 Accessibility

Accessibility is an integral part of the WordPress mission of fostering 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. You can read about these updates and learn more about the accessibility initiatives that are ongoing.

See WordPress 6.0 in action! Watch a brief overview video highlighting some of the major features debuting in WordPress 6.0.

Explore for quick how-to videos and lots more on new features in WordPress. Or join a live interactive online learning session on a specific WordPress topic.

Developers can explore the WordPress 6.0 Field Guide. It is overflowing with detailed developer notes to help you build with and extend WordPress.

Read the WordPress 6.0 Release Notes for more information on the included enhancements and issues fixed, installation information, developer notes and resources, release contributors, and the list of file changes in this release.

The WordPress 6.0 Release Squad

The group listed below tirelessly supported the release, from conception to ship date, and beyond:

Thank you to 500+ Contributors

WordPress 6.0 would not have been possible without the contributions of more than 500 people in at least 58 countries. Their asynchronous coordination to deliver hundreds of enhancements and fixes into a stable release is a testament to the power and capability of the WordPress community.

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By release day, 76 locales had translated 90-percent or more of WordPress 6.0 into their language. Community translators continue after a release ensuring more translations are on their way. Thank you to everyone who helps to make WordPress available in 205 languages.

Many thanks to all of the community volunteers who contribute to the support forums by answering questions from WordPress users around the world.

If contributing to WordPress appeals to you, it’s easy to learn more and get involved. Discover the different teams that come together to Make WordPress and explore the product roadmap on the core development blog.

The WordPress Mission & You

WordPress is software designed for everyone, emphasizing accessibility, performance, security, and ease of use. The project believes great software should work with minimum setup, so you can focus on sharing your story, product, or services freely. The basic WordPress software is simple and predictable so you can easily get started. It also offers powerful features for growth and success.

WordPress believes in democratizing publishing and the freedoms that come with open source. Supporting this idea is a large community of people collaborating on and contributing to this project. The WordPress community is welcoming and inclusive. Our contributors’ passion drives the success of WordPress which, in turn, helps you reach your goals.

and how you can join our community to help shape the future of the world’s most popular website platform.


A Release Haiku

Six-point-oh is here
Time to download and upgrade
Let’s pause, celebrate


According to W3Techs as of May 5, 2022.

This content was originally published here.

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