The newest version of WordPress was released this week. There have been several bug fixes since the last stable release, and we’ll continue to monitor the good and the bad for version 6.0.

WordPress 6.0 is now available

WordPress 6.0 is now available, and it’s a pretty big deal.

WordPress 5.0 was released a few months ago, but the new block editor was missing from it due to late development problems. For those unfamiliar with Gutenberg (the official name), it’s a major shift in how WordPress users will create content on their sites: instead of using the classic visual editor that looks like Microsoft Word or Google Docs, you’ll be editing your posts using blocks that are draggable and customizable in different ways. If you’re not interested in Gutenberg, don’t worry—you won’t have to use it when installing this update!

Block Editor

The block editor is the new way to create content on your WordPress site. The block editor is more flexible, powerful, future-proof, and performant than the classic editor. Plus it’s easier to use!

You can start using it now by switching from HTML mode to Visual mode in the visual editor options:

  • Clicking “Visual” turns on the Block Editor.

  • Clicking “HTML” turns off the Block Editor and reverts back to your site’s default theme and style sheet.

New block editor was missing?

WordPress 5.0 was released a few months ago, but the new block editor was missing from it due to late development problems. The blocks are now ready and can be added in any order, moved around and removed by drag-and-drop. They can also be customized by editing their CSS.

WordPress 6.0

Gutenberg

Gutenberg is a new block editor for WordPress. Gutenberg is a block-based content editor, which means that instead of creating content in the form of paragraphs, you create it in the form of individual blocks.

Gutenberg is a new editor for WordPress, and it’s currently being developed as part of core (the official codebase). This means that it’s going to be part of all WordPress installs moving forward; however, you don’t have to use this new editor if you don’t want to.

Now all the features are ready

The block editor is complete, but there are still some features that need to be added. For example, you can’t yet add or delete columns in the page builder. Also, the mobile editor doesn’t have as many features as the desktop version.

The new editor isn’t just a big change for WordPress users; it’s also a big change for developers and designers who build themes on top of WordPress. They’ll have to rethink how they build sites with their themes because now everything is “just text” and not HTML markup anymore. Themes built with PHP templates aren’t going away anytime soon (and neither is PHP), but it looks like it will be easier than ever before for users to customize their sites themselves using basic HTML skills rather than spending time learning code if they want something more advanced than what’s already built into core WordPress itself!

Five blocks out-of-the-box

In the new editor, blocks are a new concept that makes it easier to add, rearrange and remove content. Blocks can be added, moved, removed as needed. You can also customize existing blocks and create custom ones using a new block building experience. Five blocks out-of-the-box: Paragraph, Heading, Image, Gallery (with 3 images) and Cover

Blocks can be added, moved, removed as needed.

Blocks can be added, moved, removed as needed. To add a block:

  • Open the Gutenberg editor and click on the + menu.

  • Choose “Add Block” from dropdown menu.

  • Select from existing blocks or choose to create a new one by clicking on “Create New.”

WordPress 6.0 has been released

The new update has a new block editor. It’s the same interface, but it now uses Gutenberg as its name instead of the previous version.

WordPress 6.0 also has a new way to create content and edit content on your website. The old way was via TinyMCE, but now you can use the WordPress 6.0 block editor or Gutenberg (which is basically like writing in Notepad).

Conclusion

All in all, the changes reflect how far WP has come since Matt Mullenweg first created the platform. WordPress 6.0 is a significant milestone for us (and many others), and we are excited to see what comes next!