Used by 43% of websites in the world, WordPress has just launched, this Tuesday, January 25 in the evening, its first major update of the year 2022. It is referred to as Josephine, in honor of the famous international jazz singer Josephine Baker. Initially announced for mid-December, its release had been postponed due to several blocking points, which could not be resolved for the scheduled date of Beta 1. WordPress 5.9 is particularly awaited because it is the first version which will bring the most changes within the editor since the launch of Gutenberg with the 5.0 update.
With WordPress 5.9, you will notably be able to benefit from a full suite of advanced tools and new blocks to broaden your CMS experience beyond writing pages and articles. Thanks to Full Site Editing (FSE), you can design themes, create templates or even format your site from the Gutenberg block editor. A new native theme, Twenty Twenty-Two, is also offered, as well as several new features: a new navigation block to create and manage your menus within the editor, better control over blocks, but also performance improvements of WordPress and lazy media loading.
To discover and download the latest version, go to the official CMS website. Note that it is also possible to launch the WordPress 5.9 update directly from the administration interface of your site.
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