WordPress 5.6 – Last of 2020

WordPress 5.6 is the next major WordPress release that’s soon going to be available. Today we’re excited to deep dive with you into the most interesting features and additions being merged into Core.

Like previous releases, WordPress 5.6 includes several versions of the Block Editor enhancing the editing experience for WordPress users who don’t have the Gutenberg plugin installed and updated on their websites yet.

Not everything is about the Block Editor, though. Several features have been added to WordPress Core, like a new default Twenty Twenty-One theme, auto-updates for major releases, better support for PHP 8.0, Application Passwords for REST API Authentication.

And there’s much more in WordPress 5.6. We’ll see accessibility improvements, UI enhancements, tons of bug fixes, and a huge list of changes for developers.We are excited to share with you what’s new in WordPress 5.6.

If you want to read more about WordPress 5.6 development cycle, check the links below:

  • 20 October 2020: Beta 1
  • 27 October 2020: Beta 2
  • 2 November 2020: Beta 3
  • 12 November 2020: Beta 4
  • 17 November 2020: RC 1
  • 1 December 2020: RC 2
  • 7 December 2020: Dry run for release of WordPress 5.6
  • 8 December 2020: Target date for the release of WordPress 5.6

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