Here comes WordPress 5.8 and it’s a big update. Here are the highlights.
WP 5.8 is scheduled for release 7/20/2021!
- WP 5.8 features a new template editor and is the introduction to Full Site Editing (FSE).
- Native WordPress support for WebP image.
- Gutenberg Blocks as Widgets in Customizer.
- Improved widget controls.
- Gutenberg nested block selector.
- “Query Loop” block – display continuous lists of posts based on query parameters and visual configurations.
- “List View” panel – easier navigation of complex hierarchies.
- Add Block Panel suggestions for block patterns.
- Duotone effect filter for images and media blocks
- Added color options for text, links and backgrounds.
- Added column padding options.
- Internet Explorer 11 support – Gone.
If you want to dive into all the new and improved WordPress 5.8 features, read the WordPress 5.8 Field Guide.