Finally we have WordPress 5.4 “Adderley” is available for download or update in your dashboard

What’s new in Gutenberg for WordPress 5.4?

Gutenberg editor will default to the fullscreen mode in WordPress 5.4. A lot of new changes are done with adding gradient presets, Block API updates, markup, styles, social icons, and new scaffolding tools.

What’s in it for Plugin and Theme Developers?

Make sure you test your plugins and themes against the latest WordPress 5.4 update.

The main features added to WP 5.4 Version are:

  • Social Icons and Buttons Blocks
  • Custom Gradient Presets
  • Block Editor Markup and Style Changes
  • Calendar Markup and Class Changes
  • Developers now can use a new scaffolding NPM package for building a block plugin.
  • Block API Updates: Block Collections API, Block Variations API
  • New Nav Menu Hooks
  • apply_shortcodes() Alias Function

The WordPress 5.4 Field Guide has also been published, which details the major changes.


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