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What’s New in WordPress 5.8 ?

WordPress 5.8 " Tatum" is scheduled to be released on July 20, 2021, as the second of the three major WordPress versions this year. The most important thing about WordPress 5.8 is that we are using the WordPress block editor for full site editing (FSE). In addition, WordPress 5.8 brings many improvements and features to the WordPress block editor itself, as well as some new things that developers will love. Here in this blog we will learn about What’s New in WordPress 5.8 by WordPress Support

WordPress 5.8 includes 96 enhancements and feature requests, 170 bug fixes and 8 Gutenberg releases, bundled into WordPress core. WordPress 5.8 represents more work in Phase 2 of the Gutenberg project. In 2021, WordPress will be focusing on the development of WordPress core features with the goal of full site editing (FSE).

What’s New in WordPress 5.8 ?

Block-Based Widgets Editor + Live Preview in Customizer

As one of the first BIG steps toward Full Site Editing (FSE), WordPress 5.8 introduces a block-based widget editor called the Block Widgets Editor. Since the new Block Widgets Editor is turned on by default, the new way of editing widgets in WordPress 5.8 will likely be one of the biggest things you notice since it’s such an overhaul to the old Widgets interface. Since the new Block Widgets Editor is turned on by default, the new way of editing widgets in WordPress 5.8 will likely be one of the biggest things you notice since it’s such an overhaul to the old Widgets interface.

New Block-Based Template Editor

The whole site editing (FSE) with the WordPress block editor has taken another step forward. After WordPress 5.8 introduced a new method to create site-wide, and use the block editor page template... but possible will not. See this feature-the new template editing feature outside the box is turned off by default, and a line of code is needed to enable it.

New (and Powerful) Query Loop Block

The Query Loop block is an advanced block that allows displaying post types based on different query parameters and visual configurations. For reference, in WordPress, the query” means to “query” or “ask” for posts from the database according to a defined set of options. “Loop” means to “loop” or “cycle” through each queried post and output it.

New Login/Out Block + Theme Blocks

  • Login/out block :Now you can show login and logout links anywhere you want in your posts, pages, and widget areas.
  • Site Logo block :Displays your site’s logo.
  • Site Tagline block :Displays your site’s tagline.
  • Site Title block :Displays and allows editing the name of the site. The site title usually appears in the browser title bar, in search results, and more. This is also available in Settings > General.
  • Post Content block :Displays the content of a post or page.
  • Post Date block :Adds the date of a post.
  • Post Excerpt block :Displays the excerpt of a post.
  • Post Featured Image block :Displays a post’s featured image.
  • Post Categories block :Displays a post’s categories.
  • Post Tags block :Displays a post’s tags.
  • Page List block :Displays a list of all pages.
  • Improved & Expanded List View of Blocks

    One of the more user-friendly updates in WordPress 5.8 (that can be enjoyed by everyone! ?) are improvements to the block editor’s list view.

    You’ll find the ListView icon in the top toolbar of the block editor. Toggle this icon to see the “outline” view of the page.

  • In a nutshell, ListView is a helpful panel that’s great for more complex page layouts.
  • This view helps you see how blocks nest and find the one you want to edit. You can more easily navigate complex hierarchies and jump around between blocks.
  • The older version of ListView simply created a drop-down “nav,” so the new panel is much more user-friendly.
  • New WordPress Patterns Directory

    Similar to the WordPress Blocks Directory introduced in WordPress 5.5, WordPress 5.8 introduces the WordPress Patterns Directory. The WordPress block mode is a predefined and ready-to-insert WordPress block layout. Block mode is a set of WordPress blocks that allows users to create any number of complex layouts with just a few buttons. The block mode really paved the way for the WordPress block editor to become a complete page builder. The block model is designed to help users use a combination of blocks to achieve the best design of their pages. Now WordPress.org hosts a pattern library, which you can copy/paste directly onto your website. The WordPress pattern directory is located at: wordpress.org/patterns

    And that’s it! By now you are ready with your Website. and if You need WordPress Help aur Support for Wordpress Website then Contact Us Our Wordpress Support Australia Number +61 1800 845 219