Looking Ahead to WordPress 6.0: The Early Roadmap

Looking Ahead to WordPress 6.0: The Early Roadmap

Posted by WP Tavern on January 27, 2022 at 6:38 pm
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With WordPress 5.9 only just stepping its toes out the door and greeting the world, the lead developers seem to have hardly taken a moment to catch their breath. Yesterday, Matías Ventura posted the preliminary roadmap for 6.0. It covers the general scope of the planned features to land this year. Version 6.0 is expected to be a conceptual wrap of Phase 2 of the Gutenberg project, covering the visual site-building tools. They will continue playing a crucial role in future development, but developers will likely shift much of their focus to Phase 3 for WordPress 6.1 and beyond. The following are the four phases outlined in the long-term roadmap: Easier Editing: Block-based content editing.Customization: FSE, block patterns, block directory, block themes, and global styles.Collaboration: Co-authoring content.Multilingual: Implementation of multilingual sites. Editor Enhancements Ventura listed 10 high-level focus areas around the post and site editors in core WordPress. They range from big-ticket items like a site-browsing mode to a more back-to-basics approach to the writing experience. I will focus on some things I most look forward to. Theme Global Styles Variations Twenty Twenty-Two theme design variations. I have a running list of features that I cannot wait for. It seems…

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