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Final Release of WordPress 6 : What’s new?

The final release of WordPress 6 has been on the market.  This major release has been challenging for programmers and engineers bringing various major improvements and 600+ bug fixes and 600+ new updates.

This article will help you to find what are the new updates and how can you implement them on your website.

Important Notice for Users: Do not forget to backup your website before upgrading to WordPress 6.

Here is an introduction video that will make you clear about what has been upgraded and new in WordPress 6. 


so, what’s new actually?

Alright here are some new changes with exciting features.
  • Switching Themes and Styles:  Click on the Style button at the top right corner and then switch to the Browse Styles tab to see available styles for your theme. The styles depend on the WordPress theme you are using.
  •  Webfonts API:  The web fonts API targets to register local fonts to global styles fonts. It helps to ensure consistency of fonts across the site. In WordPress 6, we can add new web fonts via the theme.json file and make them visible on the global styles typography panel.
  • Code Editor:   The block editor is a code editor to allows the users to edit the HTML of a theme. To access the code editor, we need to click on the dots icon on the right of the page. and select Code Editor.
  • Theme Export: WordPress 6.0 introduces the theme export tool which allows the users to download the current theme and customize it as a zip file.
  • Template Types: WordPress 6 has added five new templates which we can access when adding a new template in the block editor. Template types: Author, Category, Date, Tag, Taxonomy.
  • Additionally, WordPress 6.0 also adds the following block transformation options:

    • Logo to Title
    • Excerpt to Content
    • Tag Cloud to Categories
    • Calendar to Archives
    • Paragraph to Code
    • Group to Row
  • Usability Improvements:  It has increased the user experience to give us better usability and smoother workflow. Let’s look at the significant usability improvements in WordPress 6.0.
    • List View Enhancement
    • Text Selection Across Blocks
    • Block Locking User Interface
    • Block Style Preview
    • Block Locking User Interface

How to Update to WordPress 6.o?

It is important to backup our website before upgrading. Doing this will make you safe to recover your site if something goes wrong. Once we have done preparing we can do the following steps to Update the WordPress.

WordPress dashboard – We Login to our WordPress dashboard. Then, navigate to Dashboard -> Updates or we click the Please update now button on the notification banner. On the update page, click Update to version 6.0.

Manual update using an FTP client – 

We need to download WordPress 6.0 from WordPress.org and extract the .zip file and delete the wp-content folder and wp-config-sample.php file to prevent data and configuration loss.

Then, we need to use a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client to overwrite the WordPress core files and folders, except the wp-content folder and wp-config-sample.php file.
WordPress command-line interface (WP-CLI) –We use SSH to access our website’s root public_html directory. Once the command-line interface is connected, we enter the wp core update command to perform the update.

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