The latest version of the WordPress CMS is expected to be released in January 2022. WordPress.org writes about this:“WordPress 5.9 will be the third major release in 2021 and will focus on blocks and intrinsic web design, navigation menus, an interface for theme.json, refinement of block theme editing workflows, additional design tools and a new default theme. In addition, it is possible that the release will also include pattern insertion and creation, unzip/rollback failover, PHP unit testing, and improved compatibility with PHP 8.0 and 8.1.” (Source: Translation from https://make.wordpress.org/core/5-9/)
In fact, it will not be released until early 2022, but the main work on WordPress 5.9 should be completed this year. WordPress has released an introduction video on Youtube:
The “rollback failsafes” feature is particularly worth mentioning. This should allow WordPress to restore the previously installed version after theme or plugin updates have failed. This will surely be a great relief for many users and makes WordPress even more robust and secure. It is not surprising that the community is waiting with anticipation for the release.
What features does WordPress 5.9 bring with it?
- Blocks and intrinsic web design
- Navigation menus
- Interface for theme.json
- Optimization of editing processes for block themes
- New default theme
- Additional design tools
- Insert and create templates
- Unzip/Rollback failsafe
- PHP unit tests
- Improved compatibility with PHP 8.0 and 8.1
New default theme with WordPress 5.9
The version promises improved navigation and design control, as well as easier access to various patterns. This makes it easy to change the appearance of the website without having to change the theme. The appearance of a website is determined in WordPress via themes and it is also possible to develop individual designs.
It was recently announced that a new theme called Twenty Twenty-Two will be part of WordPress 5.9. This is supposed to be the most flexible default theme for WordPress yet.
WordPress 5.9 is scheduled for release on January 25, 2022.