WordPress 5.3 is expected to be released on November 12, 2019. It will be the last major release of the year and will transport with some significant improvements.
The upcoming 5.3 release will also include a new default theme for WordPress. This theme will have a strong focus on readability and accessibility while being optimized for the block editor that first shipped with WordPress 5.0.
This release also aims to make UI’s more user-friendly. Matt Mullenweg is the release lead for 5.3. It’s also packed with new features, block editor improvements.
What’s new in WordPress 5.3
- New Default WordPress Theme
WordPress 5.3 comes with a brand new default theme named Twenty-Twenty. It’s a minimal theme designed for flexibility, readability, and accessibility. It features more focus on the Block Editor. It will enable users to take full advantage of the WordPress Block Editor to create content layouts for their posts and pages.
- Group Block
There is a new brand block named “Group Block” included in the editor section. The group block is an all-purpose container for other blocks allowing you to create advanced block templates to be included in any page of your WordPress website. You can select multiple blocks and group them into one.
- The column block also allows you to set a custom width for each column. Layout Picker is also associated with the column block.
- The Table Block has been enhanced with several new features includes table header and footer, text alignments in columns and background colors.
- Inline Image Reordering
- Improved Latest Posts Block
In WordPress 5.3, the latest posts block allows you to add excerpts and you can control the length of the excerpts.
- New Social Media Links Block
The upcoming 5.3 release will have a brand new social links block to easily add social media icons inside your WordPress posts and pages.
- WordPress Admin Address Verification
Email verification is mandatory in WordPress 5.3
We have discussed the new important features of WordPress 5.3. WordPress 5.3 sets an important milestone in the evolution of the CMS.