WordPress 5.5. updates
WordPress 5.5 | Everything you need to know before you update
Classic themes, Flexthemes and Flo plugins have been tested - everything works well
1. Native Lazy-Loading for Images
We've checked the Posts, Galleries(all layouts), Slideshow Blocks, and some other blocks with images - the results were all positive.
2. Auto-Update options for public plugins
Now you can enable an auto-updater for your plugins that are present in the WordPress repository(this includes FloForms, but not other Flothemes plugins). Here’s a quick screenshot of how the new option looks.
3. Gutenberg Block Editor updates (including a Block Directory & Block Patterns)
- The interface feels simplified and more intuitive. You’ll notice more diverse preview options, improved color, text, image and link controls. Also, you’ll notice a new library of third party blocks that you can add to your Gutenberg Editor to diversify the structure of your pages and posts - such as sliders, columns with text, etc. They are all compatible with our themes.
- The Block Patterns are predefined block templates that can help you add more complex layouts to your pages and posts in a matter of seconds. Here’s a quick example.
- You can use the predefined ones, or create your own custom ones and save them for later. They will all be stored in the Reusable tab.
4. WordPress rolled out its own Sitemap tool
According to their team, it should not conflict with any sitemap plugins you may have installed on your website (we’ll be investigating this further and sharing more details in the upcoming days).
How to Update to WordPress 5.5
- Create a back-up for your website. Here’s how.
- Update WordPress.
- If you haven’t already, make sure to also update your theme & FlexBlock Plugin.
- Clear your browser’s cache.
- Refresh the page.