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Wordpress 5.5 Overview by omodejk12: 12:31pm On Sep 08, 2020
WordPress has come up with yet another major release for this year that has made everyone sit up and take note. WordPress 5.5 was released on August 11, 2020, and it’s packed with some remarkable changes. Yes, this update has more than 450 improvements and several bug fixes! Though a number of anticipated features have not been made a part of the 5.5 version, many others are marking their debut with this one.

So, what does WordPress 5.5 have in store for you? Read on to know more about it, and here's a complete guide on the Wordpress 5.5 update.


Everything that’s new with the Block Editor

Every WordPress update improves the Block Editor and makes it easier to work with, and the latest release is no exception. Ten versions of the Gutenberg plugin are now a part of the core, which has brought considerable changes to the UI, features, bug fixes, and more. These changes will impact both the performance and the functional aspects of your editing experience.

It is not possible to get into details about all the major Block Editor improvements here. So, given below is an outline of the five crucial developments that you should watch out for.

The latest UI Design
: All the versions of the Gutenberg plugin will bring changes to your overall experience with editing. Therefore, in the new UI, you can expect to see:
· Simple Block Toolbar
· Better color contrasts
· Block movers and new icons
· Device previews
· Surrounding elements
· Simultaneous formatting of multiple blocks


New design tools: The Gutenberg plugin saw several new design tools being added to it in July, and these tools are now a part of the core. So, expect to see changes in the following sections:
· Background gradients and height control
· Link color and padding control
· Customizing line-height values


Inline image edits: The Block editor has received this new feature where you can directly edit images from the image blocks. You get to edit faster now as there is no need to launch your Media Library.


Block plugins and director]: Block directory lets you directly add, install, and find third-party blocks from the block inserter. A list of block plugins will appear in your plugin directly when you look for a block, and you can make them a part of your edits with one click.


Lazy loading for the WordPress images

WordPress 5.5 will load only those images that the user can see on the screen and cause a delay in loading all other images. It has become a default feature of all WordPress sites because of the ‘loading’ feature given to the img tag. Except for Safari, all web browsers support this attribute.


Lazy loading will significantly improve your site performance and speed, which is great for ISPs, WordPress hosts, and all interwebs. The major improvements in speed will contribute towards saving electricity, server resources, and, most importantly, bandwidth.


Auto-updates for WordPress plugins and themes

Introducing auto-updates for WordPress themes and plugins has been a commendable step by WordPress 5.5 in terms of security enhancements. You will just have to enable the auto-update feature from the plugins page for all WordPress plugins installed on the site. The same thing applies to the WordPress themes, as you can set auto-updates for it from the theme overview window.


Though this feature was already present in WordPress, you either needed to use third-party plugins or alter WordPress configurations for managing the updates. With the latest update, it has now become super-easy to make sure that your site is always using the latest code.

The updates made to the default core sitemaps


XML sitemaps can be automatically published for your site with the WordPress 5.5 update. The sitemap is a list of all the contents of your site in the XML format to make it easier for the search engines to discover and index the contents. There is no denying the importance of sitemaps in WordPress SEO, and this update would be really helpful to the beginners who aren’t yet well-versed with the best practices of SEO.


But, these default XML sitemaps are rich in neither functionality nor features. Thus, relying on other popular SEO plugins for their XML sitemaps would be a good idea.

You don’t need to make any changes if you are already using other SEO plugins. The default XML sitemap of WordPress would be automatically disabled in that case.

Bidding goodbye to old and obsolete CSS style


WordPress has finally removed the old CSS style that was particularly for IE 6-8. Practically, none of the modern users rely on these obsolete browsers anymore. In fact, the visitors on your site using IE 6-8 are probably malicious bots simply pretending to be on those browsers.
Authentic visitors will not rely on outdated browsers. Thus, this is a much-needed change that will reduce the size of the style sheet and increase the download speed.

Opportunity to pass arguments among the template files

Earlier, you could only pass data among template files using query vars, global variables, and other such non-optimal options. However, with the new WordPress 5.5, the template loading functions have received the $args parameter.


The theme developers now get the opportunity to set variables in the template files to make it easily accessible in all the included template parts through passing a number of arguments.
It is too early to predict how this particular update would go with the editing of the full site. But, once it's refined further, there will be better opportunities for website building for both developers and users.


The endnote


There is enough reason to be thrilled about the new enhancements and features of WordPress 5.5. It bears testament to the fact that a lot of work is going on behind the scenes. And, if the fact that WordPress 5.5 has already made the sites perform faster and better is any indication of the future, you can expect to see even more useful changes in the months to come. So, until the next update comes around, let’s make the best of this newest range of improvements.
Re: Wordpress 5.5 Overview by omodejk12: 2:23pm On Sep 08, 2020
Block directory lets you directly add, install, and find third-party blocks from the block inserter. A list of block plugins will appear in your plugin directly when you look for a block, and you can make them a part of your edits with one click.
Re: Wordpress 5.5 Overview by omodejk12: 6:47pm On Sep 08, 2020
omodejk12:
Block directory lets you directly add, install, and find third-party blocks from the block inserter. A list of block plugins will appear in your plugin directly when you look for a block, and you can make them a part of your edits with one click.
New design tools: The Gutenberg plugin saw several new design tools being added to it in July, and these tools are now a part of the core. So, expect to see changes in the following sections:
· Background gradients and height control
· Link color and padding control
· Customizing line-height values


Inline image edits: The Block editor has received this new feature where you can directly edit images from the image blocks. You get to edit faster now as there is no need to launch your Media Library.
Re: Wordpress 5.5 Overview by omodejk12: 1:27pm On Sep 09, 2020
omodejk12:
Block directory lets you directly add, install, and find third-party blocks from the block inserter. A list of block plugins will appear in your plugin directly when you look for a block, and you can make them a part of your edits with one click.


And, if the fact that WordPress 5.5 has already made the sites perform faster and better is any indication of the future, you can expect to see even more useful changes in the months to come.
Re: Wordpress 5.5 Overview by omodejk12: 2:55pm On Sep 09, 2020
omodejk12:



And, if the fact that WordPress 5.5 has already made the sites perform faster and better is any indication of the future, you can expect to see even more useful changes in the months to come.

It is not possible to get into details about all the major Block Editor improvements here. So, given below is an outline of the five crucial developments that you should watch out for.
Re: Wordpress 5.5 Overview by omodejk12: 10:16pm On Sep 09, 2020
omodejk12:
WordPress has come up with yet another major release for this year that has made everyone sit up and take note. WordPress 5.5 was released on August 11, 2020, and it’s packed with some remarkable changes. Yes, this update has more than 450 improvements and several bug fixes! Though a number of anticipated features have not been made a part of the 5.5 version, many others are marking their debut with this one.

So, what does WordPress 5.5 have in store for you? Read on to know more about it, and here's a complete guide on the Wordpress 5.5 update.


Everything that’s new with the Block Editor

Every WordPress update improves the Block Editor and makes it easier to work with, and the latest release is no exception. Ten versions of the Gutenberg plugin are now a part of the core, which has brought considerable changes to the UI, features, bug fixes, and more. These changes will impact both the performance and the functional aspects of your editing experience.

It is not possible to get into details about all the major Block Editor improvements here. So, given below is an outline of the five crucial developments that you should watch out for.

The latest UI Design
: All the versions of the Gutenberg plugin will bring changes to your overall experience with editing. Therefore, in the new UI, you can expect to see:
· Simple Block Toolbar
· Better color contrasts
· Block movers and new icons
· Device previews
· Surrounding elements
· Simultaneous formatting of multiple blocks


New design tools: The Gutenberg plugin saw several new design tools being added to it in July, and these tools are now a part of the core. So, expect to see changes in the following sections:
· Background gradients and height control
· Link color and padding control
· Customizing line-height values


Inline image edits: The Block editor has received this new feature where you can directly edit images from the image blocks. You get to edit faster now as there is no need to launch your Media Library.


Block plugins and director]: Block directory lets you directly add, install, and find third-party blocks from the block inserter. A list of block plugins will appear in your plugin directly when you look for a block, and you can make them a part of your edits with one click.


Lazy loading for the WordPress images

WordPress 5.5 will load only those images that the user can see on the screen and cause a delay in loading all other images. It has become a default feature of all WordPress sites because of the ‘loading’ feature given to the img tag. Except for Safari, all web browsers support this attribute.


Lazy loading will significantly improve your site performance and speed, which is great for ISPs, WordPress hosts, and all interwebs. The major improvements in speed will contribute towards saving electricity, server resources, and, most importantly, bandwidth.


Auto-updates for WordPress plugins and themes

Introducing auto-updates for WordPress themes and plugins has been a commendable step by WordPress 5.5 in terms of security enhancements. You will just have to enable the auto-update feature from the plugins page for all WordPress plugins installed on the site. The same thing applies to the WordPress themes, as you can set auto-updates for it from the theme overview window.


Though this feature was already present in WordPress, you either needed to use third-party plugins or alter WordPress configurations for managing the updates. With the latest update, it has now become super-easy to make sure that your site is always using the latest code.

The updates made to the default core sitemaps


XML sitemaps can be automatically published for your site with the WordPress 5.5 update. The sitemap is a list of all the contents of your site in the XML format to make it easier for the search engines to discover and index the contents. There is no denying the importance of sitemaps in WordPress SEO, and this update would be really helpful to the beginners who aren’t yet well-versed with the best practices of SEO.


But, these default XML sitemaps are rich in neither functionality nor features. Thus, relying on other popular SEO plugins for their XML sitemaps would be a good idea.

You don’t need to make any changes if you are already using other SEO plugins. The default XML sitemap of WordPress would be automatically disabled in that case.

Bidding goodbye to old and obsolete CSS style


WordPress has finally removed the old CSS style that was particularly for IE 6-8. Practically, none of the modern users rely on these obsolete browsers anymore. In fact, the visitors on your site using IE 6-8 are probably malicious bots simply pretending to be on those browsers.
Authentic visitors will not rely on outdated browsers. Thus, this is a much-needed change that will reduce the size of the style sheet and increase the download speed.

Opportunity to pass arguments among the template files

Earlier, you could only pass data among template files using query vars, global variables, and other such non-optimal options. However, with the new WordPress 5.5, the template loading functions have received the $args parameter.


The theme developers now get the opportunity to set variables in the template files to make it easily accessible in all the included template parts through passing a number of arguments.
It is too early to predict how this particular update would go with the editing of the full site. But, once it's refined further, there will be better opportunities for website building for both developers and users.


The endnote


There is enough reason to be thrilled about the new enhancements and features of WordPress 5.5. It bears testament to the fact that a lot of work is going on behind the scenes. And, if the fact that WordPress 5.5 has already made the sites perform faster and better is any indication of the future, you can expect to see even more useful changes in the months to come. So, until the next update comes around, let’s make the best of this newest range of improvements.
Every WordPress update improves the Block Editor and makes it easier to work with, and the latest release is no exception. Ten versions of the Gutenberg plugin are now a part of the core, which has brought considerable changes to the UI, features, bug fixes, and more. These changes will impact both the performance and the functional aspects of your editing experience.
Re: Wordpress 5.5 Overview by omodejk12: 10:28pm On Sep 10, 2020
omodejk12:
WordPress has come up with yet another major release for this year that has made everyone sit up and take note. WordPress 5.5 was released on August 11, 2020, and it’s packed with some remarkable changes. Yes, this update has more than 450 improvements and several bug fixes! Though a number of anticipated features have not been made a part of the 5.5 version, many others are marking their debut with this one.

So, what does WordPress 5.5 have in store for you? Read on to know more about it, and here's a complete guide on the Wordpress 5.5 update.


Everything that’s new with the Block Editor

Every WordPress update improves the Block Editor and makes it easier to work with, and the latest release is no exception. Ten versions of the Gutenberg plugin are now a part of the core, which has brought considerable changes to the UI, features, bug fixes, and more. These changes will impact both the performance and the functional aspects of your editing experience.

It is not possible to get into details about all the major Block Editor improvements here. So, given below is an outline of the five crucial developments that you should watch out for.

The latest UI Design
: All the versions of the Gutenberg plugin will bring changes to your overall experience with editing. Therefore, in the new UI, you can expect to see:
· Simple Block Toolbar
· Better color contrasts
· Block movers and new icons
· Device previews
· Surrounding elements
· Simultaneous formatting of multiple blocks


New design tools: The Gutenberg plugin saw several new design tools being added to it in July, and these tools are now a part of the core. So, expect to see changes in the following sections:
· Background gradients and height control
· Link color and padding control
· Customizing line-height values


Inline image edits: The Block editor has received this new feature where you can directly edit images from the image blocks. You get to edit faster now as there is no need to launch your Media Library.


Block plugins and director]: Block directory lets you directly add, install, and find third-party blocks from the block inserter. A list of block plugins will appear in your plugin directly when you look for a block, and you can make them a part of your edits with one click.


Lazy loading for the WordPress images

WordPress 5.5 will load only those images that the user can see on the screen and cause a delay in loading all other images. It has become a default feature of all WordPress sites because of the ‘loading’ feature given to the img tag. Except for Safari, all web browsers support this attribute.


Lazy loading will significantly improve your site performance and speed, which is great for ISPs, WordPress hosts, and all interwebs. The major improvements in speed will contribute towards saving electricity, server resources, and, most importantly, bandwidth.


Auto-updates for WordPress plugins and themes

Introducing auto-updates for WordPress themes and plugins has been a commendable step by WordPress 5.5 in terms of security enhancements. You will just have to enable the auto-update feature from the plugins page for all WordPress plugins installed on the site. The same thing applies to the WordPress themes, as you can set auto-updates for it from the theme overview window.


Though this feature was already present in WordPress, you either needed to use third-party plugins or alter WordPress configurations for managing the updates. With the latest update, it has now become super-easy to make sure that your site is always using the latest code.

The updates made to the default core sitemaps


XML sitemaps can be automatically published for your site with the WordPress 5.5 update. The sitemap is a list of all the contents of your site in the XML format to make it easier for the search engines to discover and index the contents. There is no denying the importance of sitemaps in WordPress SEO, and this update would be really helpful to the beginners who aren’t yet well-versed with the best practices of SEO.


But, these default XML sitemaps are rich in neither functionality nor features. Thus, relying on other popular SEO plugins for their XML sitemaps would be a good idea.

You don’t need to make any changes if you are already using other SEO plugins. The default XML sitemap of WordPress would be automatically disabled in that case.

Bidding goodbye to old and obsolete CSS style


WordPress has finally removed the old CSS style that was particularly for IE 6-8. Practically, none of the modern users rely on these obsolete browsers anymore. In fact, the visitors on your site using IE 6-8 are probably malicious bots simply pretending to be on those browsers.
Authentic visitors will not rely on outdated browsers. Thus, this is a much-needed change that will reduce the size of the style sheet and increase the download speed.

Opportunity to pass arguments among the template files

Earlier, you could only pass data among template files using query vars, global variables, and other such non-optimal options. However, with the new WordPress 5.5, the template loading functions have received the $args parameter.


The theme developers now get the opportunity to set variables in the template files to make it easily accessible in all the included template parts through passing a number of arguments.
It is too early to predict how this particular update would go with the editing of the full site. But, once it's refined further, there will be better opportunities for website building for both developers and users.


The endnote


There is enough reason to be thrilled about the new enhancements and features of WordPress 5.5. It bears testament to the fact that a lot of work is going on behind the scenes. And, if the fact that WordPress 5.5 has already made the sites perform faster and better is any indication of the future, you can expect to see even more useful changes in the months to come. So, until the next update comes around, let’s make the best of this newest range of improvements.
Ten versions of the Gutenberg plugin are now a part of the core, which has brought considerable changes to the UI, features, bug fixes, and more. These changes will impact both the performance and the functional aspects of your editing experience.
It is not possible to get into details about all the major Block Editor improvements here. So, given below is an outline of the five crucial developments that you should watch out for.
Re: Wordpress 5.5 Overview by seoquake: 12:31pm On Sep 11, 2020
You may check the seoquake blog for information about it
https://www.seoquake.com/blog/seo-and-ppc-to-ecommerce/
Re: Wordpress 5.5 Overview by omodejk12: 11:41am On Sep 12, 2020
seoquake:
You may check the seoquake blog for information about it
https://www.seoquake.com/blog/seo-and-ppc-to-ecommerce/


Block directory lets you directly add, install, and find third-party blocks from the block inserter. A list of block plugins will appear in your plugin directly when you look for a block, and you can make them a part of your edits with one click.
Re: Wordpress 5.5 Overview by omodejk12: 2:18pm On Sep 13, 2020
omodejk12:
Block directory lets you directly add, install, and find third-party blocks from the block inserter. A list of block plugins will appear in your plugin directly when you look for a block, and you can make them a part of your edits with one click.



XML sitemaps can be automatically published for your site with the WordPress 5.5 update. The sitemap is a list of all the contents of your site in the XML format to make it easier for the search engines to discover and index the contents. There is no denying the importance of sitemaps in WordPress SEO, and this update would be really helpful to the beginners who aren’t yet well-versed with the best practices of SEO.
Re: Wordpress 5.5 Overview by omodejk12: 7:17am On Sep 23, 2020
omodejk12:




XML sitemaps can be automatically published for your site with the WordPress 5.5 update. The sitemap is a list of all the contents of your site in the XML format to make it easier for the search engines to discover and index the contents. There is no denying the importance of sitemaps in WordPress SEO, and this update would be really helpful to the beginners who aren’t yet well-versed with the best practices of SEO.

WordPress has come up with yet another major release for this year that has made everyone sit up and take note. WordPress 5.5 was released on August 11, 2020, and it’s packed with some remarkable changes. Yes, this update has more than 450 improvements and several bug fixes! Though a number of anticipated features have not been made a part of the 5.5 version, many others are marking their debut with this one.
So, what does WordPress 5.5 have in store for you? Read on to know more about it, and here's a complete guide on the Wordpress 5.5 update.
Re: Wordpress 5.5 Overview by Emeka71(m): 3:11pm On Oct 20, 2020
I use 2013 theme on http://9jatotalfacts.

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