Block Widgets, Template Editing, Media, and More: Enabling and Disabling WordPress 5.8 Features

Block Widgets, Template Editing, Media, and More: Enabling and Disabling WordPress 5.8 Features

Posted by WP Tavern on July 26, 2021 at 2:11 pm
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WordPress 5.8 was one of the most feature-packed updates that the community has seen in ages. There was just about a little something for everyone. And, there were plenty of things that some users would rather live without. Big releases on the CMS that powers 40% of the web mean that some users will want or need to disable new features. Whether it is turning on classic widgets, bringing back infinite scrolling in the media library, or enabling the template editor, there is bound to be a solution. Some say there is a plugin for everything, so we are about to test that theory against the WordPress 5.8 features list. Enable the Template Editor Creating a landing page in the template editor. The template editor is one of the highlights of WordPress 5.8, but the majority of users cannot use it right now. Weeks before the latest update, the release team decided to make this an opt-in feature. This put the responsibility on theme authors to test their themes and enable it. However, users could be waiting for weeks, months, or even longer to see if their theme author switches the feature on. Not every theme will work well with…

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