WordPress 5.8 released

The content management system WordPress has been released in version 5.8. It is codenamed “Tatum”. Not surprisingly, there are also numerous changes and innovations in the blocks in this version, which many users will certainly ignore with the classic editor. With WordPress 5.8, users can add blocks both in widget areas on their website and with the live preview via the Customizer. According to the developers, this opens up new possibilities for creating content: from no-code mini-layouts to the huge library of core and third-party blocks.

Block users get something nice with Cover Blocks and Image Blocks. Duotone can add a pop of color to designs and style images (or videos in the Cover Block) in a way that integrates well with themes. Users can think of the duotone effect as a black and white filter, but instead of the shadows being black and the highlights white, users choose their own colors for the shadows and highlights.

What else? Internet Explorer 11 is no longer supported, and there is now direct support for the WebP image format. WebP is a modern image format that offers improved lossless and lossy compression for images on the web. On average, WebP images are about 30% smaller than their JPEG or PNG equivalents, resulting in faster websites and lower bandwidth consumption. You can also find more information about every detail of the update to WordPress 5.8 directly from the developers.

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