On Tuesday (March 31st), WordPress 5.4 was released. This release is called Adderley after American Jazz musician Nat Adderley. Enhanced page options, improved presentation and speed seem to be the major enhancements in this release.
A number of new Gutenberg blocks are now available – social icons and buttons. Colour enhancements have also been added around gradients in buttons and toolbars. There are also claims of UI improvements and enhanced speed while editing. Version 5.4 also helps with a number of privacy issues also.
As with any WordPress upgrade (major or minor), the main benefit people will see will be hidden and that will be improved security and that’s why it’s critical to stay up to date with your releases.
So what do you need to do? Well if you’re a ClearSoft client with a WordPress site you don’t need to do anything. Your installation will automatically have been upgraded to WordPress 5.4 over the last day or 2 and you can reap the benefits straight away.
You can read more about WordPress 5.4 here.