WordPress 5.3 and what to expect?

WordPress 5.3 and what to expect?

Posted 12th September, 2019 by Nadejda

Ever since the release of WordPress 5.2 users have been anxiously waiting for the new version – WordPress 5.3, expected in November 2019.

This would be the last major release of the year with a series of updates lined up. WordPress Executive Director Josepha Haden confirmed that some of them could include:

- Grouping: the option to divide your page into sections

- Motion: Moving and arranging blocks

- Column patters and weights: additional support for column weights and predefined layouts.

- Big image: saving your progress when a larger image fails to upload

- Media accessibility: certain fixes and polish as a result of the a11y audit

- PHP 7.4: support for the new November release

Gutenberg Editor


Some new, interesting and improved features are expected in the Gutenberg block editor.

The days of page building plugins are gone as WordPress is replacing all that with block-based editing. You can now use blocks to create or replace all type of content, leading to media rich pages and posts.

Atomic Blocks


Atomic Blocks represent a collection of page building blocks which is a part of the new Gutenberg block editor. They give you flexibility and control over building any kind of website, as well as freedom of using all types of devices and creating modern, multimedia-heavy layouts.

Installing the Atomic Block plugin adds a collection of site building blocks which help you customize your site’s layout, increase user engagement and get better business results.

Section and Layout Block


In addition to the Atomic Blocks, WordPress introduces the new Section and Layout Block. It comes with a library of pre-designed sections and layouts, which you can browse by category and add to favorites for quicker access.

The New Twenty Twenty Default Theme


WordPress has confirmed that the new release will include a new default theme - Twenty Twenty, based on Chaplin, although it will not retain the same style. With some changes in colour and typography the theme has its own distinct character. The design is more oriented towards business, blogs, and organizations, depending on what block combination you choose.

Overall the focus of the new version is polishing the current user interactions and making it more user friendly.

What are your expectations of WordPress 5.3? Drop a comment bellow, we would love to hear your thoughts!

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