Website owners who have their website built using WordPress must be excited with the launch of WordPress 6.0 “Arturo”. Overall the community has reacted positively with a thumbs-up for Arturo which has nearly 1,000 enhancements and bug fixes. Here are insights from Atlas SoftWeb a leading WordPress development company in India.
This is the second major release of 2022 and it is strongly advised that site owners and administrators should upgrade to avail full advantage of the features that include stability, performance, and usability enhancements.
Josepha Haden Chomphosy, Executive Director of The WordPress project,says:
Expanding Gutenberg into a full site editing experience in WordPress means that all of the problems the community had to address were complex and far-reaching. WordPress 6.0 is an example of the community’s commitment to tackling these tough challenges together. With thoughtful updates to the writing experience, building better block functionality, and adding a new intuitive style switcher, I’m really proud of the work that’s been done in this release to make a great site editing experience.
According to the WordPress Documentation and statistics available, 43.4% of WordPress sites are now on WordPress 6.0.
Here is a quick list of some important features you will get in Arturo:
- Improved website performance
- Page creation patterns
- Block locking
- Stack & row variations
- Global style variations
- Ability to select text across multiple blocks
- Enhancement accessibility
- New Template Choices
An official video of WordPress 6.0
New Features for End Users
Page Creation Pattern: WordPress 6 offers a set of patterns that users can choose from to create their pages is possible. This is a lot better than an empty canvas that is presented in the earlier version while creating a page
Block Locking: This feature will prevent users from deleting or moving important blocks up and down accidentally.
Stack & Row Variations: This feature will help you create dynamic flex-based containers by stacking blocks in a column or a row layout. The beauty of such blocks is that it automatically adjusts to the viewport and shrinks for smaller mobile devices and expands for larger screens when necessary.
Multi-Select Feature: The new version of WordPress enables the ability to select text across multiple content blocks. Blocks are used in building web page layouts. These blocks are containers that can be inserted wherein data such as images, text, video etc can be added.
Style Variations: Have you heard about Global CSS? Well, the next feature in WordPress 6.0 is Global Style Variations (GSV). This feature will allow users to change the look and feel of their website without having to edit CSS or HTML. This is a huge relief for editors who do not have programming skillsets.
What does Arturo have for WordPress Developers?
Well, Well… WordPress 6 has a lot of features for its developer community. Here is a list of features that WordPress development company will love:
- Style variations
- Block theme creation and tooling
- Pattern incorporation
- Registration of block within the theme
- Create a block templating system.
- Other Improvements with respect to Accessibility
- Improvements on alt tag usage on featured images
- Upgrades to tabbing into a block placeholder
- Navigation Block has been improved
- Enhancements to WordPress list view
- Enhancements to handling media
Other Features and Enhancements:
Full Site Editor (FSE) continues to be in the Beta version and is seeing continuous improvements that are visible in this new release as well.
Themes: With WordPress 6, we have five themes to choose from
Author – shows the most recent posts published by a single author;
Category – displays the latest posts in a single post category;
Date – displays posts from a specific timeline;
Tag – displays the latest posts with a single post tag;
Taxonomy – reveals the most recent posts from a single post taxonomy.
How to Upgrade to WordPress 6.0?
– Take a backup of your site before you begin your upgrade
– Ensure the site is working fine before you upgrade
– Refer to WordPress 6 release notes for a detailed information
– Go to wp-admin/update-core.php
– Click on update to version 6.0
– Wait for the upgrades to complete.
– Yippee! your upgrade to WordPress 6.0 is completed.
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Conclusion: With WordPress 6.0 Arturo having thousands of features and enhancements, the Content Management System (CMS) has taken a giant leap forward. The enhanced performance by improving page load speeds, caching, reducing the execution time of various queries, and optimizing and improving navigation menus has ensured that WordPress users will quickly upgrade to WordPress 6 in the near future.
In this article, we have only highlighted some of the features available in Arturo and we will be updating this article as and when we explore more. Feel free to download WordPress 6 or hire a WordPress development company like Atlas SoftWeb to help you upgrade your website to WordPress 6. now.