WordPress 6.2 is out today, and it’s packed with exciting new features for content and course creators. Here are a few of the highlights:
Site Editor Comes Out of Beta
The Site Editor allows you to edit every part of your website, from the header to the footer, without having to switch between different pages. You can even edit 404 pages, archives, blog listings, and more.
The Site Editor is also what lets you fully customize Sensei’s distraction-free Learning Mode for courses. The Site Editor has been in beta since it launched, but now that the user experience is more complete, the Beta tag is being removed.
Browse Templates to Edit
This is one I’m personally most excited about. You are now able to browse and choose templates to edit in the Site Editor.
Previously, you’ve always been taken to the Default template, and it has been a little challenging to find specific templates and template parts to work on.
Custom CSS For Themes & Blocks
For those needing a little more control, you are now able to add custom CSS to your theme or specific blocks in WordPress 6.2.
This is a great way to customize your website without having to edit the theme’s code.
Improved Menu Editing
WordPress 6.2 improves navigation menu creation and management in the Site Editor.
You’ll be able to add, remove, and edit menu items under the Navigation block. You can also create new menus or load existing menus.
The Style Book
In WordPress 6.2, you are able to see the styles for all blocks in The Style Book.
This is a great way to learn more about the different blocks and how to style them.
Copy and Paste Block Styles
You are able to copy and paste block styles in WordPress 6.2.
This is a great way to save time when styling multiple blocks.
A Distraction-free Writing Mode
A new distraction-free mode was introduced in WordPress 6.2. This mode hides all of the panels on the screen, except for the block editor.
This will make it easier to focus on your content.
But Wait, There’s More
These are just a few of the exciting new features coming in WordPress 6.2. It has been noted that for sites using a Block theme, this release can see up to an 18% improvement in Google’s core Web Vitals performance benchmarks. Not bad!
Sensei LMS and Sensei Pro are WordPress 6.2 ready. Be sure to read the full announcement post for more details on the new core features, improvements, developer tools, and other goodness in this latest release. And then be sure and update today.