WordPress 5.4: The First Big Release of 2020

WordPress 5.4: The First Big Release of 2020

WordPress 5.4: The First Big Release of 2020

East March 31, 2020 will be the first major release of WordPressspecifically the version 5.4, after all the long development cycle on the same that began the 15 January 2020, when the first «Kickoff meeting» about it.

This new version 5.4, which will soon be released, promises to bring many new and innovative features, plus some improvements and bug fixes for the Gutenberg block editor, which will also include a good number of built-in plugins at the core of it. In short, many of the changes included will affect both the functionalities and the User interface (GUI), improving the way we work on the editor, in general.

WordPress 5.4: Introduction

Before commenting on the "Good news" Of this version, it is worth reminding those less knowledgeable about WordPress, that it is the same. In previous posts, we have said that WordPress It is an excellent "CMS" And how much, a CMS and WordPress are:

Basic concepts

What is a CMS?

“An Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that allows us to create, manage, maintain and update a website, in addition to itself. And that generally includes a certain amount of options and extra functions, such as: Product Catalogs, Site Map, Image Galleries, Themes, Complements, Shopping Carts, among many others ”.

What is WordPress?

“WP is a robust CMS that is free to download and use, but it is also a huge and excellent free and paid hosting and publishing platform service, known as WordPress.com which receives updates very frequently. It also has another sister domain known as WordPress.org Also available in Spanish. And it has enormous useful informational and technical content ”.

For more information on WordPress and its version 5.X, you can consult our previous publications on the subject:

WordPress 5.4: Content

WordPress 5.4

During the month of March 2020 they have been released 5 Release Candidates (RC), which were the RC1 (03/03/2020), RC2 (10/03/2020), RC3 (17/03/2020), RC4 (24/03/2020) and RC1 (27/03/2020) and they left us as evidence part of the new features that will be permanently integrated in the final version. Among these we can mention in a general way, those mentioned below:

  • New types of editing blocks and improvements in the block editor, useful for users.
  • New embeds and improvements, useful for administrators.
  • 122 improvements and features plus 210 bug fixes, useful for developers.

Regarding accessibility, there are 14 new updates, among which are changes in the WordPress Administration Bar, in the calendar and in the recent comments widgets, in the Menu screen, and the errors reported by the WPCampus accessibility report.

At the Block Editor level, the new version 7.5 of Gutenberg incorporates all the bug fixes and performance improvements of the last 10 previous versions, and some of the next to exist in the future version 7.6.

About WordPress 5.4 posts, now these will come with a bunch of new features and enhancements accumulated from previous versions, promising to achieve up to a 14% reduction in loading time and a 51% reduction in time to write (for a particularly long post of ~ 36.000 words , ~ 1.000 blocks) making the comparison with the previous version, WordPress 5.3.

Anyway, these are just a few of the many novelties that this new version brings us, which will soon be released. While for more and more detailed information, you can access the following link in English: The WordPress 5.4 Field Guide

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We hope this "useful little post" about «WordPress 5.4», Which is «El primer gran lanzamiento del año 2020», which brings great news for this great «CMS», which has always stood out for being a software designed with an emphasis on accessibility, performance, security and ease of use, be it very interest and utility, For the whole «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the diffusion of the wonderful, gigantic and growing ecosystem of applications of «GNU/Linux».

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