Welcome to the first 2023 edition of The Month in WordPress! January kicked off with an overview of WordPress’ big goals for 2023 and new projects beginning to take shape. Moreover, work on the next major release, WordPress 6.2, continues with Beta 1 scheduled for next week. Read on for the latest news.
WordPress 6.2 Beta 1 is on its way
The first beta release of WordPress 6.2 is scheduled for next Tuesday, February 7, 2023.
As you may have heard, this version will wrap up work on Gutenberg Phase 2 (Customization), but what does this mean in the larger context of the WordPress project?
What’s new in Gutenberg
Gutenberg 15.0 was released on January 18, 2023. Some highlights include a new “paste styles” feature to easily create multiple blocks with identical styling, and a “sticky” option to keep a block at the top of the page while the rest of the content scrolls.
In addition, block settings have been split into two tabs in the sidebar: Styles and Settings. This makes blocks with more controls, such as the Group block, easier to customize, and allows the interface to scale with the growing number of design tools.
Team updates: Matrix exploration, WordPress.org redesign news, and more
Feedback & testing requests
- The Community Team is gathering feedback on a proposed move to GitHub for standardizing the project’s management tools.
- To mark WordPress’ 20th anniversary milestone, Core Team contributors are organizing several bug scrub sessions to tackle long-standing Trac tickets.
- Version 21.6 of the WordPress mobile app for iOS is available for testing.
WordPress events updates
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The following folks contributed to this edition of The Month in WordPress: @webcommsat, @rmartinezduque.