Congratulations! passionate website creators and blog writers. Your all-time favorite content management system is back in form with a new update and better than ever build up. A brand new WordPress 5.5. You heard here first? Yes! The much-awaited WordPress 5.5 ‘Ecktine’ is out, and it’s time for us to introduce you to this new advanced CMS with special core features.
WordPress 5.5 is the second CMS release of the year and we could not wish for it to come at a much better time as a lot of passionate online book publishers, web site content writers and bloggers are continuously trying to build something new in the time of pandemic lockdown all around the world. WordPress never ran out of fashion for people and still is very useful.
The all-new redefined WordPress 5.5 puts a high emphasis on its block editor this time around. With all new and fast block editor this WordPress version can become a new favorite within the WordPress community. The WordPress 5.5 block editor features bestow us new powers to create different types of websites more than ever on this famous CMS. It also comes with other enhanced features to give us more comfort in other areas of need too.
While it is great news that WordPress 5.5 comes with core changes in its features. Several much-awaited features are delayed and removed from this version because of various unresolved issues. Therefore, full editing, navigation block, navigation screen and widget screen are not the part of this wordpress CMS.
If you are excited to know about the new wordpress development cycle, please visit the official WordPress website to keep yourself posted. We have provided you some additional links to know more about the in-news CMS.
- 7 July 2020: Beta 1
- 14 July 2020: Beta 2
- 21 July 2020: Beta 3
- 27 July 2020: Beta 4
- 28 July 2020: RC 1
- 4 August 2020: RC 2
- 10 August 2020: RC 3
- 10 August 2020: Dry run for release of WordPress 5.5
- 11 August 2020: Final release of WordPress 5.5 “Eckstine“
Check the official tweet by WordPress developers stating their delight:
Some Reasons why you should upgrade to WordPress 5.5 for a better experience?
1. Auto-update for plugins and themes
The one biggest surprise from WordPress5.5 CMS goes its new auto-update feature. You are familiar with the old theme Security’s Management Version in older WordPress.
Auto-update is necessary for your website well being because vintage plugins and themes are still the prominent reason for website hack.
Version releases often include important security patches to close vulnerabilities (you can check the list of issues faced with WordPress by month to month basis by following our Facebook page and company website). That’s why always running the latest version of any plugin or theme you have installed on your site is a security best practice.
2. Block design Interface design improvement
As discussed earlier, “The Block Editor”. The quick rate of block editor continues in WordPress 5.5. Developers gave a brand new look and feel to the page builder in the hope of simplifying iconography, color palette, focus, and general interface.
WordPress 5.5 includes 1500+ changes to the block editor interface, and you will tell the difference with this redesign (and most likely appreciate the improvements). The design update of the block editor is intended to improve the overall editing experience.
Here is the list of the new Block editor design updates:-
- A simpler block toolbar
- Better UI color contrast
- Consistent focus styles
- Redesigned icons
- Grid-based spacing and sizes
3. New Block Directory
With a lot of concern about a distinct block directory for various plugins earlier, a new block directory has been created as a section within the Plugin Directory that contains only single block plugins. This new wordpress block directory is separated from the main plugin directory. Hence, you will be browsing regular wordpress plugin or single block directory.
Now in WordPress 5.5, it’s easier than ever to find the block you need. The new wordpress block editor is build up right into the block editor. Enjoy the ease of installing new block editor in your site, without even leaving it at the first place.