WordPress continues to follow its roadmap: the most popular CMS on the market has just announced the release of beta 1 of WordPress 6.0! A test phase which takes place 6 weeks before the release of the final version, scheduled for May 24.
WordPress 6.0 brings its share of new features
Beta 1 of WordPress 6.0 offers to test many features, both in terms of design and design and ergonomics.
Among the new options related to the design of your site:
- Change of style: it is now possible to change the appearance of your page via a block theme, without having to change the theme entirely. WordPress 6.0 also supports local fonts API with PHP or theme.json, which increases the possibilities in terms of styling.
- Saving styles: you can save custom styles, both for your blocks and for your buttons.
Regarding the design:
- Additional templates: access blocks to edit 5 more additional templates namely author, date, categories, tag and taxonomy.
- Improved design tools: WordPress 6.0 features a new color panel, more transparency options, additional group block variants, and the ability to choose a cover image and control its exact size.
- New Blocks: Discover new blocks such as Comments, Learn More, No Results in Query Loop, Author Bio, and Avatar.
WordPress 6.0 also offers new features for ergonomics:
- Multiple selection: select text from several different blocks, and edit it more easily.
- Blocking of the user interface: you can disable the option that allows you to move or delete a block, directly within the editor.
- List View Improvements: WordPress 6.0 includes new keyboard shortcuts to select multiple blocks for editing, or to view your content more easily with the default collapsed view.
Note: WordPress reminds that this version is still under development and specifies that you should not “install, run and test this version of WordPress on a production or critical website”.