WordPress 5-7 update.
Now you can see we already have WordPress 5-7 installed here, some of the major changes are in Gutenberg.
Now the first thing that you’ll notice is that when you add a block, now you can drag blocks into the editor.
New Changes In WordPress 5-7
So for example, if you’re adding a paragraph here, adding a quote, one big change is you can now do full height cover blocks.
So let me tell you here I’ll do a cover right here in WordPress 5-7.
And we’ll just make the background red in WordPress 5-7.
And you can see now we have a new option when editing the cover for full height. And of course, if you’re doing this, you’re probably going to want to do full width as well.
New Features In WordPress 5-7
So we’ll do full width. And you can see how it’s a giant block in the middle of our page.
Now in addition to this, there are some other smaller changes like to the code block and the listed block.
And you can see now in a list block, you can change the font size and things like that, very simple like you would expect.
And the same goes with the code block, a very small change in WordPress 5-7.
Now another change that I like is two buttons in WordPress 5-7.
So we’ll go and add some buttons here, you can now add a button, we’ll add another one.
Now, this was great before adding multiple buttons, but now you can select if they’re vertical or horizontal.
So if we go to the main element here, buttons, and you can see we can select the variation, and we can do vertical.
And now you have vertical buttons. And of course, you can select where they’re aligned and things like that.
This would be great for making a link tree with Gutenberg without using any additional plugins.
In addition to this change, there’s also a change to the social icons blog.
So you can see here we have social icons.
And let’s just add one as an example, what Instagram. So you can see once you edit your icons here, you can select the size now.
That’s a nice improvement, the social icons block.
Now that’s most of the changes in WordPress 5.7 for Gutenberg, but to show you the other changes in the update, let’s go back to our admin dashboard here.
So one of the main changes is actually in tools, site health.
You can see here now we have a new issue that pops up saying we’re not using HTTPS.
WordPress will now automatically change your URLs to HTTPS. If you’re transitioning.
This is great because previously, you had to do this with the plugin and it was very cumbersome.
So all you do is click this one button, and it automatically changes your URLs to HTTPS.
Now one other change you may have noticed while I’ve been navigating the site is that all of the colors have slightly been tweaked in the admin dashboard.
You can see as we hover over the sides here, there’s also a new effect that pops up.
I think it’s a lot more subtle and an improvement to the dashboard overall. Now the next change is actually to the Users page.
Now if you’ve managed your WordPress site before, you know how annoying it is for people to ask to change the password and things like that.
But WordPress 5.7, makes it a little bit easier.
You can see we’re in our user panel right now.
And when you hover over a user now you can see a new option send a password reset.
So when you click that, it’ll just send a password reset email to them, and then they can easily change the password themselves.
Now, these are all the major changes that I just went over, there’s a bunch of other smaller changes that you may want to know about.
Worth reading if you’re interested.
And of course, if you have a theme that heavily depends on jQuery, you want to test this out and make sure you don’t need to use something like the jQuery helper tool when you’re migrating over to this update.
I hope this blog post was helpful.
Thanks for reading.