What’s New In WordPress 5.3

WordPress 5.3 is expected to release on 12 November, 2019. It will be the last major release of this year and is coming with some significant updates.

It is full with new features such as user interface update and Gutenberg editor improvements.

In this post, I am going to share the new features of WordPress 5.3.

You can try te WordPress 5.3 on you PC or in a staging environment by using the WordPress Beta Tester plugin.

It is still under development which means that some features can change and may not make into the final release.

So, let’s take a look on the expected features of WordPress 5.3.

Expected Features of WordPress 5.3

User Interface and Design Updates

WordPress 5.3 will come with several changes in the WordPress user interface. These changes sre those which some of te users may not even notice it. However, they will bring a good sense to the appearance of the admin area.

It will improve accessibility of the WordPress Admin Dashboard and make it good experience to the users.

A Brand New Default WordPress Theme

WordPress 5.3 will come with a new theme called Twenty Twenty. This theme is designed by Anders Norén and is based on Chaplin, a free WordPress Theme released on the theme directory of WordPress.org.

This theme will enable the WordPress users to make full use of the Gutenberg Block editor and create gorgeous layouts for their content. It also works with all the best WordPress page bulders.

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The Improved and New Blocks

Grouping Blocks

You can just add a group block by typing /group and select a Group Block. Then, add the blocks in the group block or by dragging the blocks to the group block.

New Image Style

This version introduces new styles: Default and Circle mask.

Improved Table Block

Table Block will also get improved in WordPress 5.3. You will be now able to select different styles and add stripes to your the rows.

Improved Columns Block

Columns block asks you to choose a layout for your columns or adjust its dimensions. It also comes with an option to add a placeholder inside each column.

This makes it easy to create multi-columns.

Improved Latest Posts Block

The new WordPress 5.3 allows you to add latest posts with excerpts and control their lengths as well.

Improved Button Block

In this improved block, you can set the border radius yourself, set the target and add a rel attribute to the link. This means that you can open the button links in a new tab and make it nofollow.

New Social Links Block

WordPress 5.3 will have a new social links block which enables the users to add social media icons in your posts and pages.

You can even add, remove or even select the icons of other social media websites.

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Verification of Admin Email

WordPress 5.3 makes it mandatory to verify the admin email address so that you don’t miss important messages.

Change in Admin Login Page

A show/hide password toggle will now be available on the Admin Login Page on both mobile and desktop devices.

So, these were some of the expected features of WordPress 5.3. If you liked this post, then please share it and subscribe to WittyChimp’s Newsletter.

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