WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup – 26th January 2022 – What’s new in WordPress 5.9

Join the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup on 26th January 2022 for an overview of the changes in WordPress 5.9, including the new default theme Twenty Twenty-Two.

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.

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What’s new in WordPress 5.9?

WordPress 5.9 “Joséphine” was released on the 25th of January 2022.
It includes a new bundled theme called Twenty Twenty-Two.
This is the first Full Site Editing theme that’s officially bundled with WordPress.

Some of the new features include:

  • Site Editor (beta )
  • Navigation block
  • Better block controls
  • Patterns
  • Revamped List View
  • Better Gallery block


  • Simple Site Design with Full Site Editing at learn.wordpress.org
  • WordPress 5.9 field guide

Plus many improvements for developers.


What’s new in WordPress 5.9 and Twenty Twenty-Two?
What’s new in WordPress 5.9 – demo

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 5.9 you may have already seen the About WordPress 5.9 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 5.9 so maybe we’ll hear from some of them too.

What bugs you?

Have you already found a bug in WordPress 5.9? Is it a real bug or just a niggle? If it’s a real bug do you want to report it?


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 5.9 including Twenty Twenty-Two
8:45pm Wrap-up

To find the times in your location, websites like WorldTimeBuddy.com can help. Put in the timezone you want to convert (7pm BST in this case), and enter your location timezone to view your local time.


Official WordPress.org – latest first

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