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Publish Websites Faster with WordPress 6.0 Arturo

by | November 7, 2022

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WordPress 6.0 is the second major release of 2022. While version 5.9 introduced us to the full site editing experience with Gutenberg, this new version aims to improve and refine those existing tools.

In this article, we'll walk through some of the newest features in WordPress 6.0, look at site editor improvements, and show you how you can take advantage of these new features to edit and publish online content more smoothly. 

Enhanced Block Editing Experience

WordPress has made several improvements to the block editing experience to simplify your page-building and content-creation process.

List View Improvements

The List View is an option you can use within the Block Editor. This view displays all of the blocks on your post or page. There have been several advancements to the List View in the block editor to help make editing and navigating through content on pages much more manageable.

The first List View improvement includes displaying the blocks in a collapsed list, organized by block. Previously, the blocks would be expanded, which made them difficult and overwhelming to navigate.

The first List View improvement displaying the blocks in a collapsed list, organized by block within Wordpress 6.0 Arturo

The second advancement ties the editing experience from the main Content area to the List View. If you have the List View open and you click on a block in the Content area, that block will be highlighted and expanded in the List View.

GIF of the second advancement of the editing experience. The list view is opened and the block in the content area is clicked, highlighting the block and expanding it in the list view.

The last improvement is the ability to multi-select blocks. You can now select multiple blocks in the List View at once. This is incredibly helpful if you need to move a group of blocks further down your page or if you need to delete a group of blocks at once.

GIF of multi-block selection. Cursor selects multiple blocks in the list view that allows you to move or delete blocks in bulk.

Better Text Selection between Multiple Blocks

Earlier versions of WordPress made it difficult for users to select text between multiple blocks.

You can seamlessly select text across multiple blocks for easier copying and pasting.

Quickly Add Internal Links with this New Shortcut

You can quickly add internal links by typing two open brackets “[[” followed by the post or page title.

GIF showing how you can add internal links by typing two open brackets “[[” followed by the post or page title.

Dynamic Background Images for Cover Blocks

The Cover Block displays an image that you can add text and other content on top of. This block is typically used for headers and banners. With version 6.0, you can now use your Featured Image as the background image for Cover Blocks. This means that your Cover block background image will change whenever you update your featured image for that page.

Image displaying the Cover Block that can utilize your featured image as the background image. Cover block background images are now dynamic and will change when you update your page's featured image.

Get More Styling Options with New Theme Style Variations

Hybrid and block-based themes allow you to switch between multiple style variations within a single theme. Within these theme variations, you can choose a predefined set of styles that alter theme colors, font families, and font styles.

This new feature allows you to change the look and feel of your site with a single click.

Image displaying how hybrid and block-based themes allow you to switch between multiple style variations within one theme.

 

WordPress 6.0 improved many of the features introduced in version 5.9 by making the site editing experience more straightforward and introducing more customization options. With every new update, WordPress moves towards becoming more user-friendly. Expect to see even more improvements and new features in future versions.

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Kristina Ung

WordPress Front-end Developer

What makes Kristina a cornerstone member of our team? It could be her years working with nonprofits and charitable foundations, though it could also be her experience as both a UI/UX designer and a developer. She was already creating websites in her free time when she was 8 years old. As a WordPress Front-end Developer, Kristina ( with her cat, Chichi, at her side) will always find a new way to look at challenges and bring her development expertise to any project. 

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