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WordPress 6.0: New Features & Improvements

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What is WordPress 6.0?

WordPress 6.0 is the latest version of WordPress, an open source content management system (CMS) based on PHP. Used by millions of people around the world to create websites and blogs, WordPress is flexible and easy to use, making it a great choice for beginners and experienced users alike.

WordPress 6.0 Features

Also known as “Arturo” in honor of Grammy-award winning musician Arturo O’Farrill, WordPress 6.0 includes many new features and improvements. Some of these new features include new block theme updates, style switching, and an enhanced writing experience. With the latest version of WordPress, you’ll get even more features to help take your website to the next level.

Enhanced Writing Experience

WordPress 6.0 includes several improvements to the content creation experience, making it easier and faster to produce high-quality content. For instance, copying and pasting is now easier than ever with WordPress 6.0’s new ability to select text across multiple blocks. Creators also have better control over styles when transforming blocks from one type to another, and have the ability to create buttons that will automatically save their style customizations. In addition, the ` [ [ ` shortcut provides a list of pages and posts, and new settings and controls are available for tag clouds and social icons.

Style Switching

The WordPress block editor, first introduced in WordPress 5.0, has been a game changer for many WordPress users. The ability to easily add and edit content blocks has made creating and editing posts much easier. In WordPress 6.0, you can now use block themes with multiple style variations to change the aesthetic of your site. Whether you want to switch up the colors or try a new font, you can now do it all within one theme.

New Template Types

WordPress 6.0 also has new template types for block themes, giving creators more flexibility and freedom. These new templates include category, tag, author, date, and taxonomy. Other exciting new template options include the ability to use featured images in cover blocks, a quick inserter for new layout options and efficiency, and an enhanced query block.

Block Patterns

Patterns, or block patterns, are preset block layouts that can be inserted into content and then modified. In WordPress 6.0, the quick inserter is an easy way for creators to quickly access block patterns. Creators can also now register patterns from the WordPress Block Pattern Directory to ensure that they are readily available to theme users.

Block Locking

Another exciting new feature of WordPress 6.0 is its block locking controls, which give creators the ability to ensure that a block can’t be moved or removed from a page or a pattern. Although the lock attribute was added in WordPress 5.9, WordPress 6.0 will make this more easily available through the addition of a UI in the block toolbar – meaning that no code is necessary. With the ability to lock blocks, WordPress creators can feel confident that their content will remain intact, no matter who is working on it.

WordPress Accessibility Updates

WordPress has also rolled out more than 50 new accessibility updates in WordPress 6.0. In addition to improving the general user experience of the platform, areas that received accessibility updates include the Site Editor (blocks, list view, quick/bulk editing), login and registration fields, as well as specific WordPress themes.

Although these updates aim to improve the platform for all users, they are especially valuable for those who rely on assistive technologies to access WordPress. As a web design company that specializes in creating ADA compliant websites, we’re hopeful that these advancements will make it easier for us to provide accessible website solutions for our clients.

WordPress 6.0 Release Date

The original WordPress 6.0 release date was May 24th, 2022. WordPress’s core development team is now working on the release of WordPress 6.1, which is scheduled for October 25th, 2022. In the meantime, they’ll continue to fix bugs and add new features to further improve this latest version of WordPress. Thanks to their dedication, we can expect another great release that will help make our lives easier.

How to Update to WordPress 6.0 

If you’re running an older version of WordPress, it’s important to update to WordPress 6.0 as soon as possible. This way, you’ll be able to take advantage of the new features and security improvements in the latest version. Updating WordPress is a simple process, and can be done through the WordPress Admin Dashboard. However, before you begin, make sure that you have a backup of your WordPress site in case anything goes wrong.

To automatically update to WordPress 6.0, simply follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Go to Updates in the left-hand menu.
  3. Click the Update Now button.
  4. WordPress will now update automatically to the latest version.

After you’ve successfully completed your update, do a quality check to ensure that everything is still functioning properly. It’s also important to update any plugins or themes that may still need it as well.


If you’re looking for a new WordPress website or have questions about WordPress 6.0, feel free to reach out. As the leading web design company in Vermont, our team is always up-to-date on the latest WordPress releases. Contact us today to learn more about WordPress 6.0 and how we can create a stunning and functional WordPress website for your business.

Shea Lincourt

Shea Lincourt

Shea has lived in Vermont her entire life. She grew up in southern Vermont and later moved to Burlington to pursue a degree in marketing at the University of Vermont. Upon graduating cum laude, Shea started her marketing career as a digital marketing intern at Bytes.co before becoming our digital marketing analyst.

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