Summer has arrived (for those of us in the northern hemisphere), and it's nice to enjoy a relatively slow week in WordPress news…
As we approach the WordPress 5.8 release toward the end of July, be sure to take a look at what's coming — some really big, even momentous changes are in the works.
If you have not paid attention to what's going on with universal themes, block patterns, and full-site editing, take note of several of the news items on those topics below. There's some good reading on the other end of those links touching on the future of themes and WordPress itself.
A more accessible and less complex user experience will benefit everyone — from the broad base of common users to high-end developers and companies focused on delivering enterprise-class WordPress solutions.