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WordPress 5.4 Released

WordPress 5.4, named in honour of American jazz musician Nat Adderley, was released on March 31 and includes a robust list of new blocks, enhancements, and new features for both users and developers.

This major release should improve the way you create content on your websites (building more with blocks, faster and easier).

Overview

  • Two new blocks. And better blocks overall.
  • Cleaner UI, clearer navigation – and easier tabbing!
  • Your fundamental right: privacy.

The primary focus areas of this release includes the block editor, privacy, accessibility, and developer improvements, with the full list of enhancements covered in WP 5.4 field guide.

Version 5.4.1 addressed some security issues and fixed 11 bugs. For more information, see the release notes.