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Title: Reach a new milestone with the new WordPress 5.5


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Reach A New Milestone With The New
WordPress 5.5
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The popularity of WordPress need not be expressed
in words as it is speaking through websites all
over the world. More than 37 percent of websites
that are surfing on the internet are built using
WordPress and on average, about 500 sites are
made each day using WordPress. This is an
example of the growing popularity of WordPress.
And to keep the customers up to date with the
current trends and improve efficiency WordPress
is releasing new versions often. According to
the official WordPress website, version 5.4 has
the maximum number of users. With the increased
expectation the WordPress 5.5 version is all set
to hit the market on August 11, 2020.
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The WordPress 5.5 Status
  • The WordPress 5.5 beta 4 has new in-built
    features and plugins for your website. WordPress
    has been releasing its beta versions from the
    start of July. The company has advised not to
    use the WordPress 5.5 version on the production
    sites. It is now meant only for testing by web
    developers. The beta 3 versions of WordPress 5.5
    have claimed to have fixed 43 bugs. In the same
    way, the latest release is said to be loaded with
    new features, refinements, and bug fixes. Let us
    unveil the features of the new WordPress 5.5.

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Noteworthy features of WordPress 5.5 version
  • The WordPress 5.5 version has multiple new
    features from block editor features to
    improvements to the built-in lazy loading for
    images. These notable features are to catch the
    attention of all WordPress development company to
    improve their sites.

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Overcome lazy load with WordPress 5.5
  • WordPress 5.5 has refinements to improve the new
    standards of the browser to support lazy-loaded
    images. With these features, the bandwidth for
    the hosts, ISPs, and users is saved. But you
    might be wondering how this would happen?This
    feature wont allow the images to be exhibited on
    the client-side unless they come to the viewport.
    This will be highly helpful for users with slow
    internet. This will make the website faster as a
    result, will offer better user engagement and
    interactivity.

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The sitemaps of the website
  • A sitemap is an important part of the website
    which enables the search engines to identify the
    content of your page. The WordPress 5.5 version
    is going to include the XML sitemaps as a default
    option. The sitemap will include things like
    post pages, the home page of your site, custom
    post types, and more to increase the visibility
    of your website.

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The improved accessibility features
  • The WordPress core team improves the
    accessibility of the content management system
    with every new release. In an aim to improve the
    convenience of the end-users they have made
    various minute fixes for accessibility making it
    as easy as just clicking a button. The following
    list includes the accessibility of the
    improvements
  • The list of tables comes with extensive and
    alternate view modes
  • The buttons that are disabled will now look
    disabled
  • The meta boxes can now be moved with the keyboard
  • The  custom logo on the front page will no longer
    link to the front page
  • The assistive devices can see the status messages
    now in the image editor

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Improved block editor experience
  • It is said that above 1500 improvements are made
    for the ultimate block editor experience. It
    includes tons of features including the following
  • Inline image editing you can crop, rotate, and
    zoom photos in-line directly from the block
    editor which helps to save a lot of time, and
    errors in the process can be reduced to a great
    extent.
  • Block patterns The several default patterns can
    make building elaborate pages a breeze. The
    WordPress 5.5 will introduce block patterns which
    will help the users to add unique blocks to their
    website. Block patterns are per-configured
    templates which the user can add to their page or
    host.
  • User interface improvements there are many
    notable changes in the block editor like borders
    around the toolbars, new icons, and focus
    lighting. The sign has been changed
  • You have Device preview to see how your content
    will be displayed to the user on different screen
    sizes

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Auto-update of plugins and themes
  • WordPress is finally bringing the long-awaited
    automatic update of themes and plugins. It is
    highly handy to keep the end-users updated on the
    latest features. 
  • To spice up with a personalized touch during PSD
    to WordPress conversion these plugins and themes
    are real helpers. This feature will allow the
    user to automatically update the plugin via the
    admin dashboard within the platform. 
  • The older versions of the same tool would have
    held you back from creating the best design but
    with this update, it has now improved. By
    uploading a zip file you can update themes and
    plugins as WordPress has become smarter than
    before.

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Other fascinating features
  • WordPress 5.5 also has many other under the hood
    changes which will help the WordPress website
    development company to improve its website.
  • It will ship with several updated external
    libraries like phpMailer, SimplePie, Twemoji, and
    more.
  • Developers can control the auto-update options
    for specific plugins or themes
  • The dash icons will be updated
  • It will also have the ability to scan for PHP
    compatibility  more efficiently

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Bottom Line
  • The release of WordPress 5.5 is much awaited and
    for sure it is going to be fun. The usability of
    the website will be drastically improved with the
    new features and enhancements of the new version.
  • WordPress has announced that they fixed a lot of
    issues and it is going to be a treat for all the
    WordPress website users. Make use of the latest
    version and have a top-notch website.
  • You can even go through this link for more
    information New Milestone With The New WordPress
    5.5
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