As the WordPress 5.5 release date (August 11) approaches, more news about it has emerged.
Justin Ahinon lists nineteen miscellaneous developer-focused changes to themes, taxonomy, comments, and more. Some of these changes may have escaped your attention, like the way updating a plugin or theme by uploading a ZIP file works. 🏗️
Jonathan Desrosiers noted in the comments that a separate post will be coming out to explain changes to
The proposed Block Directory, another new feature coming in WordPress 5.5, has had its guidelines revised. Of note: “This set of guidelines would not apply to general plugins that happen to include blocks — plugins in the main plugin directory need only follow the standard plugin guidelines.”
Finally, there’s a brief mention of some new block tools: Custom Line Heights and Custom Units. 📏