The CMS has released WordPress 6.1 to expand on the block editing experience it offered earlier this year in WordPress 5.9 and WordPress 6.0.
Named after Soviet-Norwegian jazz pianist Mikhail “Misha” Alperin, WordPress 6.1 includes more updates for website builders, introducing a new default block theme that features ten style changes designed by WordPress community members.
This release also includes new writing features that allow users to select individual paragraphs within a block, and includes a keyboard shortcut for adding internal links to all blocks.
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With the participation of over 800 people worldwide, WordPress 6.1 is designed to ensure that users can apply a different look and feel to a website within a single theme.
WordPress 6.1, now available, also offers a set of new templates that users can create directly in the site editor, including custom templates for posts and pages.
“Further enhancements to the editor give creators and developers more control and customization to build their site, while providing a more consistent experience for users,” said Joseph Haden Chamfusi, CEO of WordPress.
The update also includes Fluent Typography, which allows web developers to fix one font size at any page size, which can be enabled via theme.json, a configuration file for the block.
In WordPress 6.1, block-based theme fragments can be used in traditional WordPress themes, allowing site owners and plugin and theme authors to adopt what they need as they’re ready.
WordPress has also improved the layout and visualization of document settings to help content creators easily view and manage important post and page settings.