WordPress November Roundup (2022): WordPress 6.1 Release, Gutenberg Updates, State Of Word 2022 Announcement and more

WordPress November Roundup (2022): WordPress 6.1 Release, Gutenberg Updates, State Of Word 2022 Announcement and more

Hello, People of WordPress, The month of November was a treat to everyone who was waiting to get their hands on WordPress 6.1.

The November Roundup just doesn’t stop with the 6.1 release, it also had exciting announcements like Gutenberg 14.5 & 14.6, State of Word 2022 announcements, and much more. So, Let’s explore all of them in detail, what say?

WordPress 6.1

  • WordPress 6.1 released on November 1,2022. There were so many things to uncover for end users as well as developers.
  • WordPress 6.1 unlocks a number of possibilities: play with giant, bold headlines or make subtle changes to your CTA buttons.
  • Adjust font and text properties, spacing, and line height directly from the block editor.
  • Switch the orientation, justification, and more, to design down to the very last detail of your header, gallery, or other container blocks.
  • Discover all the features.

Gutenberg Updates

  • The November roundup covers two new versions of WordPress.
  • Gutenberg 14.5 released on November 9, 2022. With this version you can access the list view and document information from one panel, edit block spacing using improved visualizers, other minor enhancements and bug fixes.
  • Gutenberg 14.6 released on November 23, 2022. With this version you can add list-based editing to the navigation block, add variation picker to the group block, transform paragraphs into heading via Keyboard shortcut and many enhancements.

State of Word 2022 is coming on December 15

  • It is an annual keynote delivered by Matt Mullenweg. This event takes place every year, where they discuss the project’s progress and the future of open source.
  • Matt will be providing us a recap of what happened in the year 2022, the latest WordPress releases, Site advancements, and a return to in-person events around the globe. Expect this and more in this year’s event.
  • The event is taking place in December 15, 2022, 1-2:30 P.M EST (18-19:30 UTC).
  • You can join your local watch party, or watch a live stream on the WordPress YouTube channel.
  • Have a question for Matt? Shoot your question ahead of time to [email protected] or ask in the YouTube live stream chat.
  • If you have no idea what State of Word is and are curious to know more about it instantly, you can check out previous year’s recordings.
  • See ya, in person or online on December 15.

Twenty Twenty-Three

  • Say hello to the Twenty Twenty-Three theme. This new default theme offers a clean, blank canvas bundled with a collection of style variations.
  • Need some fresh inspiration for your templates? Check out the below examples of custom Category templates from Brian Gardner. This shows how much style variations and template customization in Twenty Twenty-Three themes can impact the look and feel of your site.
Image: Twenty Twenty-Three custom template 1
Credits – WP.org Twitter
Image: Twenty Twenty-Three custom template 2
Credits – WP.org Twitter

Developer Blog

  • WordPress Developer blog is in public beta. This was introduced because the Make Core blog mostly contains meeting notes for the various core teams, rather than highlighting new features.
  • This makes it difficult for spectators and occasional contributors (in developing) to find relevant information among the team-related posts.
  • So, the developer blog was introduced to focus on updates for developers, extenders creating plugins and themes, and those who work with WordPress at an agency or as freelancers.
  • Anyone who wants to contribute can post to the Ideas board for discussion.
  • People can contribute by posting ideas, writing post, or joining the editorial team that reviwes the posts.

Grow your story WP

  • WordPress has enabled thousands of people to pursue their passions. Like creating a hobby blog and building up small business, to powering e-commerce stores and large enterprise sites.
  • The Grow Your Story initiative, lets people explore the endless possibilities of ways people have published using the platform.
  • Whether it’s building a site or contributing to the open source project itself – every story is unique, remarkable, and meaningful.
  • So, share your WordPress experience to the masses by filling out this form.

Openverse

  • Statens Museum for Kunst’s (National Gallery of Denmark) collection data are now added to WordPress.
  • You can use the artworks which were created almost 700 years ago on your site.

WP Photos

  • WP Photos has reached a milestone of 5000 CC0-licensed photos.
  • Kudos 🍻 to the whole community, especially the 689 contributors.

WordCamp

  • The last WordCamp of this year is happening in Kolkata on December 17-18, 2022.
  • It is happening for the second time in Kolkata, expect it to be more engaging and resourceful than the last time.
  • View WordCamp Kolkata’s full details here.

WordPress November Roundup – Parting Notes

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