WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup – 15th March 2023 – What’s new in WordPress 6.2

Join the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup on 15th March 2023 for What’s new in WordPress 6.2, due for release at the end of March.

We’ll take a look at new and changed features in WordPress 6.2, which includes new features from Gutenberg releases, from 14.2 to 15.1.

We’ll cover the changes, mostly by demonstration, using the latest release candidate, RC2.

(Site) Editor

  • Templates and template parts preview
  • Style book and improved styles preview
  • Push block styles to global settings
  • Site Editor no longer Beta
  • Custom Sitewide & Block CSS
  • Add Shadow Presets and UI Tools in Global Styles
  • Classic Widgets Import (Post) Editor
  • Distraction Free mode


  • Block settings panel interface – Settings and Styles
  • Sticky block position
  • Settings icon redesign
  • Improved navigation block UI
  • Improved pattern inserter •
  • Colour coded template parts & reusable blocks
  • Copy block styles
  • Openverse integration


  • Download media link
  • WP HTML Tag Processor
  • https://make.wordpress.org/core/2023/03/07/miscellaneous-editor-changes-in-wordpress-6-2/

The event starts at 7pm GMT (6pm UTC). We will be providing a Zoom link for you to connect to the online Meetup.

To get the link, please register to attend this #OnlineWPMeetup.


Time Item
7.00pm Connect to Zoom. Bring your own drink and chat
7.10pm Organisers’ introduction to the online meeting
7.15pm What’s new in WordPress 6.2
8.00pm Q & A
8.15pm Wrap-up


These will be published before the event.


What’s new in WordPress 6.2

For follow up notes on some of the problems encountered during the demo see Follow up to What’s new in WordPress 6.2


WordPress references

WordPress 6.2 demo