WordPress 6.1 is here! The latest update to WordPress is packed with new features and improvements for developers, site owners, and end users alike. This article will give you a rundown of some of the highlights so you can make your next release even better than before.
The WP editor is getting a major makeover in WordPress 6.1 with a new toolbar that makes it easier to do things like format text, add media and more. Here’s what else is new:
- New Editor Toolbar: Quickly access the most common tasks with the new editor toolbar by simply hovering over the text box.
- Improved Media Library: Your media library has been revamped to make it easier to find photos, video and audio files when you start typing in your post or page.
New Starter Content
Starter content is a great way to get your blog started quickly and efficiently. With this feature, you can create a new page in WordPress with pre-populated text, which makes it easy to get your site up and running without having to write everything from scratch.
This new feature is useful for creating:
- Personal blogs or portfolios
- Business websites for small businesses or freelance work
Menus have been updated to make them easier to manage, with the ability to add menus on either end and then rename them. Menus can now also be reorganized using drag-and-drop order management, as well as moved in bulk by selecting multiple items at once.
Additionally, you can now add customizer settings for WordPress theme customizer controls without having to use a plugin first.
Site Icon Support
Site icon support. If you’re a theme developer, the new site icon feature should be very welcome news. In WordPress 6.1, users can now access their site icon from the customizer and use it in place of the default Gravatar image that appears next to comments and links on their sites.
Preview Email Links in the Editor
If you’ve been using the [editor](https://codex.wordpress.com/Editor) for email links and another editor for your website content, this feature may not be as exciting to you. But if you’re new to WordPress or have only ever used the Classic Editor, then this is a big deal! Now when you’re writing an email template in the Visual Editor, all of those links will work just like they do on your site. The preview will show up just like it would in any other field—with no need to switch back and forth between editors or spend hours typing out test emails manually.
The latest WordPress update has some great new features that make using the CMS even more of a treat
The latest WordPress update has some great new features that make using the CMS even more of a treat. Here are some of the best:
- You can now manage post types in bulk with the Content Types tool.
- Users who have contributed to your website can be listed on their user profile, and you can also see how many posts they’ve made during their time on your site.
- The new Post Formats feature lets users select from different formats when creating a post or page. Some examples include: Image Gallery, Video Gallery, Audio Gallery, Link List (which is similar to Pinterest), Quote (like Facebook), Status Update (like Twitter).
These new features are great for anyone who uses WordPress as their CMS, from small businesses to large corporations. If you haven’t already updated your site, be sure to do so now so you can take advantage of these updates!