The release of the next version of WordPress has been postponed until January 25, 2022.
The next major CMS update is coming. © WordPress
A "revolutionary version" that will offer more control over the design of 'a site
Originally announced for December 14th , the WordPress update has been postponed until January 25, 2022. In an official post , the CMS used by 42% of the sites in the world announces a 'breakthrough', which should offer more control over a site's design, as well as easier access to templates, making it easier to change the overall look of your site without having to to change the theme.
Among the major evolutions expected within the framework of WordPress 5.9 is the Full Site Editing (FSE) project, which must offer a new native experience to manage the interface of its site from editorial blocks More than 30 thematic blocks will be at your disposal to create all the parts ofyour site. You will also benefit from new design tools, such as adding filters to images and more precise settings for button s.
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A new calendar for the release of WordPress 5.9
While it was supposed to be the 3rd major version of WordPress in 2021, the development schedule for this new update had to be revised due to unresolved sticking points for the release of Beta 1. Incause: the launch of Full Site Editing and the Twenty Twenty-Two theme, whose functionalities depend on FSE. The postponement of WordPress 5.9 was decided to avoid releasing a version that would have been too unstable.
WordPress also specifies that the CMS for a time considered to postpone the release of FSE and the new theme in the framework of the next version, before changing his mind.
Find below the new calendar unveiled by WordPress:
- WordPress 5.9 Beta 1: November 30, 2021 (instead of 11/16),
- WordPress 5.9 Beta 2: December 7, 2021 (instead of 11/23),
- WordPress 5.9 Beta 3: December 14, 2021,
- WordPress 5.9 Beta 4 (optional): December 21, 2021,
- WordPress 5.9 Release candidate 1 : January 4, 2022 (instead of 11/30),
- WordPress 5.9 Release candidate 2: January 11, 2022 (as of place of 07/12),
- WordPress 5.9 Release candidate 3: January 18, 2022,
- WordPress 5.9 official release: January 25, 2022.