Five awesome new features in WordPress 5.6

Today, WordPress 5.6 sees the daylight! This release is chockfull of good stuff, with a new default theme called Twenty Twenty-One, application passwords, loads of editor updates and an automatic update feature. This release was led by an awesome team and they did a really good job. Here’s an overview of some of the best new features in WordPress 5.6!

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With that out of the way, let’s move on to the good stuff. In no particular order, five great features in WordPress 5.6. Curious about how WordPress 5.6 came together? Read the road to WordPress 5.6.

1. New default theme: Twenty Twenty-One

Twenty Twenty-One comes with a number of great color palettes, plus support for block patterns

2. Automatic updates

By turning automatic major updates on, WordPress can always update itself

3. Application passwords

Application Passwords makes managing external authentication easier

4. Loads of Gutenberg updates

5. Beta support for PHP 8 in WordPress 5.6

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