WordPress 5.4 is scheduled to be released on March 31, 2020. It will be the first major release of the year and will ship with some significant improvements.
We’ve been following the development closely and testing the first beta to try out new features that are on the way.
WordPress 5.4 contains several new features that are mainly focused around block editor improvements. There are also some important changes for developers.
In this article, we will show you what’s coming in WordPress 5.4 with features and screenshots.
WordPress 5.4 is in the feature freeze stage of the development. This means new features will not be added, but existing new features can still change and may not make into the final release.
Having said that, let’s take a look at what’s coming in WordPress 5.4.
The Block Editor Improvements
WordPress 5.4 is focused around improving the block editor by including new features and extending the existing blocks.
This is great news for content creators as they will now be able to do more with blocks inside the content editor.
The New Welcome Guide Modal
WordPress 5.4 will come with a new welcome guide popup to introduce new users with the block editor. It is a simple slide-show that explains blocks, points users to the block library, and a link to block editor tutorial.
You can also relaunch the guide by clicking on the three-dot menu on the top-right corner of the edit screen and then selecting Welcome Guide.
New Blocks in WordPress 5.4
WordPress 5.4 will also bring two new blocks to the library.