WordPress 5.4 released on 31st March 2020 with its major release of this year for the WordPress community worldwide.
WordPress 5.4 named “Adderley“.
This version is launched with some new features, enhancement and bug fixes for block editors. These changes will affect the functionality, User experience and accessibility along with its new APIs, Improvements in UI navigation and changes which are focused for developer and community. Let’s check details about new features,
Two New Blocks Added and Better blocks overall
Two brand new blocks : Social icons and buttons have been added which is fast and easy to access.
New Options in Color : It easy to add gradient color on the buttons and cover block, Color option in rich text blocks, Color option for group and column blocks.
Multimedia Handling : This latest version enables placing multimedia in different blocks and it works for all the blocks.
Using Media + Text Block : Now it is easy to use media with text in blocks and easy to add links or brochure that is available for download
Display Featured Image in Latest Posts Block
This is a newly added feature in the block editor using complex blocks. In this latest version, It is easy to allow uploading posts from any particular category. But it is not possible to categorize queries by post types or tags or include/Exclude the posts.
It is easy to find our posts from a list of featured images and easy to customize image size along with its alignment.
Introduced Other Block Editor Changes
New model introduced so it’s easy for new users
Clear and easy navigation with block breadcrumbs
Easy to Drag-and-drop option in the image box
Resize an image in the gallery
Easy table block options
It is easy to color the texts once required any part of blocks
Easy to access on the interface
Easy to select multiple blocks at a time
Easy to change image title within the post blocks
Better tabbed navigation with settings to change the sidebar
WordPress 5.4 UI Offers Easy Navigation
It is easy to select the blocks with easy navigation
The typing board and editor load faster compares to previous version
UI comes with Welcome guide window which will help for better accessibility of WordPress
Easy to edit the inside block
Easy to Know whether you’re in a block’s Edit or Navigation mode.
If you have restricted vision then your screen reader will tell you about the mode you’re in.
Developer Focused Changes
Now it is easy for developers to add custom fields options into the menu items without using any kind of plugin options. Let’s check the following steps,
Admin Screen → Open Menu
You will find the ‘wp_nav_menu_item_custom_fields’ available on screen under the menu editor before the move button.
Under the customizer option,
You will find the ‘wp_nav_menu_item_custom_fields_customize_template’ available at the end of the menu item form template.
Now, You have to check If new changes made can replace the code so it is good to use the latest version of WordPress for the smooth functioning of the platform.
Simple Style of Blocks
Simple style blocks with new APIs and facility of embedded links in it which supports HD video files to make the post an attractive one
Option to customize styling of blocks and easy to use each of them
Gradient color can be used for blocks variations
Users can build plugins in the interface and also register for the collection of blocks under different categories which helps to boost brand visibility through online platforms
The latest version of WordPress 5.4 will help users for better use of block editor. Users can embed HD video links, images, and texts in the blocks making it easy to create blocks. It helps to boost brand visibility or convey brand messages to target audiences easily. If you want to upgrade your current WordPress version to WordPress 5.4, Get in touch with us, CandidRoot WordPress Experts. Also Latest version helps for better customization with the latest features introduced in WordPress 5.4