WordPress 6.1 “Misha” has been released on November 1, 2022, with new features and enhancements. With new WordPress releases, there will be always new features, improvements, and bug fixes. And WordPress 6.1 is no exception. There are 11 versions of the Gutenberg plugin that have been merged into the core. It introduced over 400 core enhancements and bug fixes and also various backport changes from Gutenberg to the core software.
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Let’s have a closer look at the new changes in WordPress 6.1 “Misha”
Introduced Twenty Twenty-Three
WordPress site builders welcome a new default theme, Twenty Twenty-Three, that is powered by 10 distinct style variations and tagged as “Accessibility Ready.” With these styles, users can apply a different look to their site with just a single click.
New templates for an improved creator experience
Now the users can find new and more refined templates that gives more control over the creation of their sites. You can find a custom template for posts and pages in the Site Editor. Easily create and edit the template parts like footers and headers quickly with a new search-and-replace tool and view your new site.
Design tools for more consistency and control
Thoughtful upgrades to the controls for design elements and blocks make laying out and building your new site a more consistent, complete, and intuitive experience.
Manage menus with ease
New fallback options in the navigation block mean you can edit the menu that’s open; no searching is needed. Also, the controls for choosing and working on menus have their own place in the block settings. The mobile menu system also gets an upgrade with new features, including different icon options, to make the menu yours.
One-click lock setting for all inner blocks
When locking blocks, a new key lets you apply your lock settings to all the blocks in a containing block like the group, column, and cover blocks.
Improved block placeholders
Various blocks have improved placeholders that reflect customization options to help you design your site and its content. For example, the Image block placeholder displays custom borders and duotone filters even before selecting an image.
Other notes of interest
- 1 includes a new time-to-read feature showing content authors the approximate time-to-read values for pages, posts, and custom post types.
- The site tagline is empty by default in new sites but can be modified in General Settings.
- A new modal design offers a background blur effect, making it easier to focus on the task at hand.
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- Release Lead: Matt Mullenweg
- Release Coordinators: Héctor Prieto and Anne McCarthy
- Core Tech Lead: Peter Wilson
- Editor Tech Leads: Adam Zieliński and Greg Ziółkowski
- Core Triage Leads: Ahmed Chaion and Colin Stewart
- Editor Triage Lead: Nick Diego
- Documentation Leads: Birgit Pauli-Haack, Milana Cap, and Abha Thakor
- Marketing & Communications Lead: Dan Soschin
- Test Leads: Piotrek Boniu and Brian Alexander
- Design Lead: Channing Ritter
So, have you updated to WordPress 6.1? Did this new version of WordPress fulfill your expectations? Let us know in the comments section below.