WordPress 5.7 is the first big update of the year. What does it all bring? Lots of things, but here are a few essential things especially important for the sites we create.
- New features in the Guterbeg (WordPress default) editor, especially support for buttons and font size
- isActive feature for the block editor
- LazyLoad feature for iFrame embeddings
- improvements to the http-https change
- new functions for functions such as has_parent_post (), is_post_status_viewable () and get_parent_post ()
- login page changes
- the ability to send a password reset link to page users
- new filters
A large part of the changes coming with the update are practically only usable for a developer as they enable new features for the pages. In normal use, the changes are mostly reflected as small layout changes on the admin side of the pages and on the login page. For example, we usually use the Gutenberg editor as the default editor for blog posts, so you can learn about its new features after the update as you write your next article.
We’ll run the WordPress 5.7 update for our web site care plan client pages only after plugins and / or themes on their websites have been declared compatible with the new version of WordPress, or if we know that, despite the absence of said notice, the pages can be expected to function properly despite of that. Before updating we of course back up the site and its database, and after the update we’ll verify that the websites are working properly.
You can read more about the content of the WordPress 5.7 update for example here: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2021/02/23/wordpress-5-7-field-guide/