WordPress 5.9 launch


November 11, 2021 2 mins

Richard Jaggs

MD Resolution Design

WordPress 5.9 will be the third major release of 2021, scheduled for general release on December 14th 2021. The new features in 5.9 focus on blocks and intrinsic web design, navigation menus, interface for the theme. json , refining editing flows for block themes, additional design tools, and a new default theme:

  • Block themes, and their template and template part editing flows.
  • The default Twenty Twenty-Two block theme.
  • The Styles interface.
  • A myriad of design tools: layout control, block gap, typography options, border support, spacing, dimension controls, enhanced cropping tools, and duotone filters available in many blocks.
  • Navigation Block.
  • Improved block interactions, such as List View drag and drop, enhanced toolbar controls when using nested blocks, enhanced inserter between blocks, and block-level locking for patterns and inner blocks.
  • General UI improvements, like rich URL previews, the improved settings modal, and refined icons and animations.
  • Insertion of patterns directly from the Pattern Directory.
  • Iterative performance improvements.

You can find out more about these features on the WordPress site.