WordPress is going to launch the WordPress 5.3 Beta and WordPress TWENTY TWENTY theme very soon. It is most likely to be released on the 12th of November 2019. This is going to be the final major release of the year for WordPress.
Although the actual WordPress 5.3 version is still in development but the beta version is available for testing. Users can use it by trying the WordPress Beta Tester plugin or by downloading the beta version and working on it. The main features of the software can be anticipated by the beta version.
WordPress 5.3 Major Highlights:
The new version will have
- Wording changes in the login screen and a new admin email verification screen. The new screen will ask the users to confirm their admin email every six months.
- All new and improved Block Editor (Gutenberg), also including all the features from the last 12 releases of the Gutenberg plugin.
- An all-new block inserter panel.
- Changes in the form of layout improvements. There is going to be a new Group block that will help to group together the large sections of the content.
- Users will have a new experience due to the improved accessibility navigation and a typewriter experience
- Improvements in the uploading media and easier image replacement.
- It will be compatible with PHP 7.4.
New TWENTY TWENTY WordPress Theme:
WordPress 5.3 will bring an all-new default theme with its release. The new TWENTY TWENTY theme is going to be a modified version of an existing theme developed by Anders Norén. Users can check out the TWENTY TWENTY theme with the WordPress 5.3 beta version. The previous themes always had some minor hurdles when it came to dealing with the WordPress Block Editor so the new theme is explicitly designed for working well with the Gutenberg Block Editor.
(Learn more about Gutenberg Block Editor here)