WordPress 5.7 is coming!

WordPress 5.7 is coming soon with an official release date targeted for March 9th 2021. This will bring some major but exciting changes that addresses other long awaited issues. Here’s what you can expect in the upcoming WordPress update:

New and updated jQuery version: WordPress has historically used a legacy version of jQuery. Now it’s updating so deprecations in the WordPress core and bundled themes show up less frequently and notifications are more user friendly.

Easier transition from HTTP to HTTPS: The new 5.7 update brings an easier migration from HTTP to HTTPS, this process now happens in one click! URLs in the database are automatically replaced when the site and WordPress address are both using HTTPS. Also, Site Health now includes a HTTPS status check.

Lazy-load iframes: Enabled by adding the loading=”lazy” attribute to iframe tags on the front-end.

Admin colour scheme update: One of the nice things is that the colour scheme for the admin panel will get an update. The palette makes it easy to build components your users can read.

Gutenberg Update: Gutenberg will get updated to the latest version and will include additional content blocks, a refined UI and add tools to theme and design.

New Robots API: This release could include the upcoming changes regarding the robots meta tags handling. It should roll out with the option to control whether search engines are allowed to display large media from the site.

WordPress 5.7 is much anticipated and will bring some cool new features, jQuery update will offer new benefits across your website.

It is important to check your website is capable of fully supporting it. Popcorn can assist you by undertaking various tests to ensure a smooth successful upgrade.

WordPress is constantly evolving and it is important to stay up to date with the latest framework to fully utilise its potential.

For any questions or advice please contact sales@popcornwebdesign.co.uk.

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