WordPress 5.8 comes out today and it has some VERY exciting capabilities. In short, it can help your site rank higher, go faster, look prettier, be more manageable, and get more creative.
Does this release sound too good to be true? Here’s a teaser of what WordPress 5.8 includes:
- WordPress 5.8 integrates ‘patterns’, which is an entire directory of ready to go layouts that you can add to any WP site via a simple copy/paste.
- WP 5.8 adds support for WebP images which are 30% smaller, makes your site faster, improves your visitor experience, and which, as we’ll explain on the show, can result in higher search engine rankings.
- Creating crazy complex block-driven pages? 5.8 includes a “list view” which lets you easily manage many blocks on a single page or post.
The days of sterile boring sidebars are over! Sidebar widgets can now contain blocks and are editable in the WP block editor.