Open source CMS (opens in a new tab) WordPress.org Released WordPress 6.1 “Misha” to Expand the Block Editing Capability introduced earlier this year in WordPress 5.9 (opens in a new tab) and WordPress 6.0 (opens in a new tab).
Named after the Soviet-Norwegian jazz pianist Mikhail “Misha” Alperin, WordPress 6.1 includes additional updates to its website builder (opens in a new tab)offering a new default block theme that includes ten variations of styles designed by members of the WordPress community.
The release also includes new typing features that allow users to select partial paragraphs in a block, as well as a keyboard shortcut for adding internal links extended to all blocks.
WordPress website builder update
With the contribution of over 800 people from all over the world, WordPress 6.1 is designed to let users apply a different look and feel to your website within one theme.
Now available WordPress 6.1 also offers a set of new templates that users can create directly from the Site Editor, including custom templates for posts and pages.
“Additional editor enhancements give creators and developers more control and customization to build sites while offering a more consistent user experience,” said Josepha Haden Chomphosy, executive director of WordPress.
The update also includes smooth typography which allows web developers to set a single font size to scale to any screen size, which can be enabled using theme.json, a configuration file for block themes.
“As of WordPress 6.1, block-based template parts can be used in traditional WordPress themes, allowing both website owners and plugin and theme authors to adopt what they need because they are ready in a way that is still forward-looking. To enable this feature, the theme must specify block-template-parts support. ”WordPress.org press release added.
WordPress.org has also improved the layout and visualization of document settings to help content creators easily view and manage important post and page settings.