WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup – 16th September 2020 – What’s new in WordPress 5.5 and how to use it

Join the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup on 16th September 2020 to discover what’s new in WordPress 5.5 and how to use it.

By mid September 2020, WordPress 5.5 should have been live for about 5 weeks, the target date for release being 11th August.

What’s new in WordPress 5.5

There are quite a few changes that affect the end user, including:

  • Automatic plugin and theme updates
  • Block editor changes – updated to match Gutenberg v8.x
    • New UI design
    • Block inserter
      • Block directory and search
      • Block patterns and search
  • Lazy loading
  • XML sitemaps

How to use it

Our intention is to help explain some of the changes and how to use them.

What bugs you?

You may have already started using WordPress 5.5 and have found things that bug you. Are these real bugs or just niggles? If they are real bugs, how do we report them?

Example: An image cropped in the editor is not attached to the parent page, but the original image that was seleted is attached.

Example: Problem with Media &Text Block. See https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/21399

If we have time we may also discuss what’s planned for WordPress 5.6.

References

Official WordPress.org – latest first

Other resources

From Yoast SEO
see also their FREE Webinar https://kinsta.com/webinars/wordpress55/