Join the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup on 21st July 2021 to discover what’s new in WordPress 5.8 “Tatum” and how to use it.
The event starts at 7pm BST (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.
What’s new in WordPress 5.8?
The next stop on the road to full site editing
There are quite a few changes that affect the end user, including:
- Block Widgets
- New blocks and patterns
- Template editor
- Block editor improvements:
- List View,
- Suggested Patterns,
- Duotone filters
- Dropping support for Internet Explorer 11
- additional “block supports” capability
YouTube videos now being embedded.
How to use it
Our intention is to help explain some of the changes and how to use them.
If you’ve already installed WordPress 5.8 you may have already seen the About WordPress 5.8 page. If you want to see it again, visit the About WordPress page under the WordPress logo in the Admin bar.
where you replace
example.com with your own website address. e.g.
To be confirmed. The usual suspects (ie the co-organisers – Abha, Drew, Herb and Scott ) might have something to say on each topic. Plus, I know the Marketing team have been working hard on preparing for WordPress 5.8 so maybe we’ll hear from some of them too.
What bugs you?
Have you already found a bug in WordPress 5.8? Is it a real bug or just a niggle? If it’s a real bug do you want to report it?
What’s next for Full Site Editing?
If we have time we may also discuss what’s planned for WordPress 5.9.
|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 5.8 and how to use it incl. Q & A|
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