A new WordPress version has just been released, with some new changes. It will be the first major release of the year and will ship with some significant improvements.
Full Screen Mode
When editing using the Gutenberg editor, it will default to full screen mode. This will mean the sidebar and top bar will not be shown. Don’t worry, I will tell you how to get them back. So inside the editor, you will need to go to the far top right and you will see three dots. When this is clicked it will reveal some options, click “Full Screen Mode” and then the sidebar and top bar will reappear and will remain like that every time you edit a page or post.
New Blocks in WordPress 5.4
Social Icons Block – Social Icons block allows you to easily add links to social media profiles inside your WordPress posts and pages. You can then add social media icons by clicking on the add button and adding an icon.
Buttons Block – The button block will be replaced by the buttons block. The new buttons block now allows you to add more than one button side by side. You can choose from two different styles, use your own text and background colors, and add gradient background colors as well.
More Colour Options For Blocks – WordPress 5.4 will bring more colour options for the button, cover, group, and column blocks. Inside a group block, you can now set text and background colours for all the blocks. Likewise, you’ll be able to choose background and text colours for the columns block.
Drag and Drop to Upload Featured Image – With WordPress 5.4 will allow users to simply drag and drop an image to the featured image section.
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Some unused customizer classes will be formally deprecated in WordPress 5.4. The HTML output for the Calendar widget. It moves the navigation links to a <nav> HTML element right after the <table> element in order to produce valid HTML. A new apply_shortcodes() function will be introduced as an alias to the do_shortcode() function.
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