WordPress CMS users have been patiently waiting for the new release of version 5.9, which was scheduled for December 14, 2021. However, a few issues delayed the release, but we are happy that WordPress 5.9 is available as of now.
WordPress 5.9 is the first major release for 2022 and comes stocked with many new features. These features were all designed to make creating, managing, and even updating your website easier. So let’s look at the included features to achieve these promises.
The first and most important feature is full site editing. This capability is built on the version 5.8 site editing feature and allows even more tools and customization. With full site editing, it is possible to create a completely unique site without using code. This feature is only available on themes that support full site editing, such as the new Twenty Twenty-Two theme.
WordPress 5.9 will also introduce ten new site-wide blocks to use. These blocks can be used to further personalize and design a unique site. You also have tools to customize the individual styles of blocks added to your site. This version will also include site-wide styles, which gives users the ability to create new styles for your theme that will be applied across your website. The fact that these features can be used site-wide is a great bonus and will simplify how websites are created on WordPress.
WordPress 5.9 is an exciting new release that will take website customization to a new level on the platform. With a focus on full site editing, block patterns, block directories, and block-based themes, users can now create unique websites without using code. Aside from the customization potential, this will also make future updates much easier.