Latest WordPress 5.5 & List of New Features
WordPress version 5.5 named “Eckstine” has been released on August 11, 2020. This major version has added a few new features & functionalities.
WordPress 5.5 New Features:
- Auto-updates added for Plugins and Themes.
- Update plugins and themes manually by uploading ZIP files
- Block patterns (create pattern layouts using combinations of text and media & use them)
- The new block search directory to search blocks in the editor
- Added Built-in XML Sitemaps
- Improved speed (especially via lazy-loaded images).
- Inline image editing directly in editor (crop, rotate, and zoom)
- 3 Devices previews to check on different screen sizes
- Added more backgrounds and gradients options to multiple blocks
- Improvement Accessibility and Keyboard shortcuts in Editor
- jQuery Migrate library removed (Outdated themes/plugins may break because of this).
- Upload External Images with a single click (If an image is visible in the Gutenberg block)
- New Icons added in Dashicons library