A major WordPress version upgrade was recently applied to all websites (taking us to version 6.1.1) bringing enhancements to website performance, block editing, and accessibility. Additionally, plugin updates were rolled out including a major update to the TablePress user interface that you won’t want to miss! Plugin updates include an update to the TablePress user interface that makes it easier to edit and work with your tables in the “back end” with drag and drop features, and easy reorganizing of the table columns and rows.
Drag and Drop “List View” for blocks
Click on the Document Overview icon at the top of the Block Editor to show the “list view” of the blocks on your page and then use the drag and drop feature to move blocks around, such as in and out of Section blocks. See a short demonstration of this here.
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.
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.
Image Editing through Image block
Image block allows you to crop and resize an image directly while editing a page. When editing the Image block, you can now click on the “Crop” icon to see some options to crop the image for view on the page. You can help WordPress better capture the focal point of the image by moving the image around within the crop preview. See a demonstration of this new feature.
Read more about the WordPress 6.0 updates
- Directory Block
- Photoshelter Library
- Akismet 5.0.2
- bbpress 2.17.7
- Blubrry 9.9.1
- BLC 1.11.21
- Duplicate Page Post 2.9.1
- Enable Media Replace 4.0.2
- Gravity Forms + Custom PT 3.1.29
- Mailchimp 1.5.8
- Redis Object Cache 2.2.3
- Relevanssi 4.18.2
- Simple Local Avatars 2.7.3
- Stream 3.9.2
- User Role Editor 4.63.2
- WordPress Importer 0.8
- Yet Another Related Posts plugin 5.30.1
- Mailster 3.2.3
- Gravity Forms 2.6.9
- Gravity Forms Quiz Addon 4.0
- Gravity Forms Signature Addon 4.4
- Gravity Forms Survey Addon 3.8