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WordPress 6.1 Released

WordPress 6.1 is Out

This new version of WordPress features stability, performance, and usability enhancements and we suggest all WordPress website owners do this upgrade.

WordPress 6.1 Release (wordpress.org)

Site owners and administrators should upgrade today to take full advantage of the many stability, performance, and usability enhancements.

The third major release of 2022 is here. Download it now! As of the time of this release, WordPress powers 43% of websites worldwide.

Some of my favorite enhancements are the refined ability to select partial paragraphs in a block; settings to keep list view open by default; and the keyboard shortcut to add internal links expanded to all blocks.

Twenty Twenty-Three:
A fresh default theme with 10 distinct style variations

New templates for an improved creator experience
New and more refined templates now give site builders more control over the creation of their sites. In this suite of new templates, find a custom template for posts & pages in the Site Editor. Create and edit template parts like headers and footers more quickly with a new search-and-replace tool and easily view your new site.

Design tools for more consistency and control
Thoughtful upgrades to the controls for design elements and blocks make laying out and building your new site a more consistent, complete, and intuitive experience.

Manage menus with ease
New fallback options in the navigation block mean you can edit the menu that’s open; no searching needed. Plus, the controls for choosing and working on menus have their own place in the block settings. The mobile menu system also gets an upgrade with new features, including different icon options, to make the menu yours.

Cleaner layouts and document settings visualization
View and manage post and page settings with a better-organized display improving the use of features like template picker and scheduler.

One-click lock setting for all inner blocks
When locking blocks, a new toggle lets you apply your lock settings to all the blocks in a containing block like the group, cover, and column blocks.

More About the Upgrade…

The previous version of WordPress was 6.0.3 on October 17, 2022.

Our Website Maintenance Department will be in contact with you regarding these upgrades. Clients that have signed up for our Automatic WordPress Update Program or Website Care program will get their website updated in the next week or so or if a follow-up version of WordPress is released.

View the complete list of WordPress versions here and here.

Read more about why WordPress updates are important.

What is the “Website Care” Program?

If you haven’t heard about our Website Care program, then you’re missing out on savings and peace of mind!

There are different levels to choose from but with each level, you get your installation of WordPress checked weekly for updates to the core software, plugins and themes. The benefit is that your website software is kept up to date. This work is done by hand and we test your website after the upgrade to make sure everything works like it should.

The program is either by monthly subscription or you can save 10% and pay for a year in advance. When you use this program you save about 40% on updating WordPress. It’s kind of a no-brainer!

Sleep better knowing that your website is being taken care of when you enroll in our Website Care program today!

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