WordPress 6.0, nicknamed Arturo in honor of jazz saxophonist Arturo Sandoval, was released on December 11, 2015. It’s the first major update since WordPress 4.0. It has introduced some major new features and refinements to WordPress’s user interface. It has also added some new features for users and developers alike.
Here are some of the biggest changes that you need to know about.
WordPress 6.0 Highlights
The major highlight in the newest version of WordPress regarding Full Site Editing is as listed below:
1. Intuitive Global Styles Switcher
WordPress 6.0 “Arturo” is a major update to the WordPress platform. It introduces a new feature called Intuitive Global Styles Switcher, which makes it easier for you to switch between different global styles for your theme.
The WordPress team has made it easy for you to use this new feature by adding a new styles section in the admin bar. All of the global styles that you have created will be displayed there. Thereby all you need to do is click on the style that you want and drag it into your custom CSS file. This also means that any new changes that you make will automatically appear in your site’s custom CSS file.
2. Integrated Block Patterns
WordPress 6.0 “Arturo” is a major update that includes several new features, including integrated block patterns.
The integrated block pattern feature allows you to create custom blocks for your posts and pages without writing any code. You can also style the blocks as you would with any other element of your site.
WordPress 6.0 “Arturo” introduces improved customization options for themes. It also has new options for users who have been inactive for more than 90 days (known as autopilot users). Further, it has a new default theme (with both free and paid versions), and enhanced image upload support. It also has many other improvements that make it easier than ever to build beautiful websites with WordPress.
3. Export Tool for Theme Template
With this release, you can export your theme’s template and use it in other themes. This means that when you create a new theme, you can import one of your existing templates as a base to help you get started.
Further, you don’t have to worry about duplicating or losing any of the work you’ve already done on your theme. The exported template will be completely yours and ready for use in any other theme.
4. New Design Tools
The new design tools in WordPress 6.0 are designed to make it easier for you to add more design elements to your sites, like the header image and favicon. The new design tools are available on all themes and plugins. To access them, click on Admin > Appearance > Customize > Design Tools.
The Stencil feature allows you to create custom layouts that combine multiple elements into one design. For example, you could use it to create a header image, a featured image, and a background image all at once. The customizer allows you to customize the appearance of your site’s fonts and colors. This makes it much easier to create unique designs that reflect your brand identity.
5. Five New Template Options for Block Themes
The five new template options are Author, Date, Categories, Tags, and Taxonomies. By using them, you can simplify the editing of your site and make content creation more flexible. Now you can pick your desired one from the Add New drop-down list, add it, and see how it looks.
6. Enhancement Blocks and New Core Blocks
Enhancement Blocks are blocks that can be used to add additional functionality to your site. They can be used for things like making things easier or adding interactivity to an area on your site. You can also use them in different ways depending on what kind of information is being added or how it will be used.
New Core Blocks are blocks that were added to this release along with many other new features, including Enhancement Blocks and more. These blocks allow content creators to create their pages without having to use any programming knowledge at all.
7. Writing Improvements
As a new feature of WordPress 6.0 “Arturo”, you can now write content in Markdown format. This will allow you to create rich content with links, images, and other media that can be edited in a WYSIWYG editor instead of the standard HTML editor.
To enable Markdown writing on your blog, follow these steps:
1) Click on Settings > Writing in your dashboard menu > General tab > Enable Markdown
2) Click on Settings > Writing in your dashboard menu > Formatting tab > Add new format from a link in this list and select Markdown from the drop-down menu
8. Expanded List View
WordPress 6.0 “Arturo” is the next major version release of the world’s most popular content management system (CMS). Because of this, it also introduces a new feature called Expanded List View.
Expanded List View will let you see more columns at once, which means that you’ll be able to see more of what your visitors are looking for. This feature is ideal for e-commerce websites, where you can use the new column layout to display more information about each product.
In this article, we have highlighted a few of the novelties of WordPress 6.0. The new version comes with enhanced performance and many features. You should update your WordPress site to the latest version to have access to all of these.
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