What's up, WordPress nation? As we all know, one of the best things about our favorite CMS platform is that it is constantly evolving. Yes, it's been months since version 5.2 was released, but a brand new WordPress 5.3 update is due to be officially released today, November 12! Needless to say, we actively contributed to and closely followed the development of version 5.3. What can make you go to the office on weekends? Going the extra mile for a client? Playing games in peace on your workstation? Well some of us did it for @WordPress✨🎉 pic.twitter.com/sIFtupXeOC — DevriX (@wpdevrix) October 29, 2019 As a company that always supports the community, we at DevriX are very excited about new updates and improvements.
Besides the block editor improvements, here are the new things you are likely to encounter in WordPress 5.3. A new default theme The default Twenty Twenty theme is created with flexibility in mind. Now you can integrate columns, groups and supports with dynamic layouts. The theme itself is based on the Chaplin theme, which was published in the WordPress.org theme directory several months ago. Of course, the block editor is fully supported in the Twenty Twenty company banner design theme. twenty-twenty sub-page Image Source: Make.WordPress Clarity and readability is also one of the strengths of the Twenty Twenty theme. A brand new Inter font, designed by Rasmus Andersson, is included in the theme. It is exceptionally readable, especially when used in larger heads. Inter is also available in a variable font version, which includes all font weights and styles in just two font files.
This reduces the number of browser requests and the page size, which effectively improves the performance of the website. Inter Regular Sample Inter fat sample Admin UI updates WordPress 5.3 also includes a redesigned admin interface. Here are several ways to improve the admin interface: Buttons no longer have a box shadow. Darker tables and meta box borders are established for greater interface hierarchy between elements. Stronger color contrasts on form fields and buttons. Better content behavior on text zoom. Specific changes are made to form fields, notifications, tables, metaboxes, and color pickers. WordPress 5.3 admin UI Image Source: WPBeginner Also, in previous versions, everyone was complaining about how WordPress handles larger images. Well, that's about to change for the better. In version 5.3, Automattic successfully solved the problem and now the block editor can easily handle and display high resolution images. A new big_image_size_threshold filter is available to manage the threshold size or disable the new feature completely.