Featured items in the Gutenberg release include:
- Support for video subtitles.
- The ability to transform multiple selected blocks into a columns block.
- Background patterns in cover blocks.
- Various enhancements and bug fixes.
Meanwhile, WordPress 5.6 is set to be released with a new default theme, an auto-update option for major releases, and increased support for PHP 8.
Sadly what isn’t coming in 5.6 is the Widgets screen as block-based widgets have been deferred to 5.7. Josepha Haden Chomphosy says the team “will continue working on the Widgets screen, and will keep the new screen as the default option when using the Gutenberg plugin to encourage more feedback.”