WordPress 6.1 “Misha”


On November 1, 2022, WordPress 6.1 code name “Misha” was released.  It is named after Soviet-Norwegian Jazz pianist Mikhail “Misha” Alperin.  According to WordPress, this is the third major release of 2022, it is known as the “Gutenberg project.” There is a growing interest in headless content management systems (CMSs), including those from Kontent.ai, Magnolia, Agility CMS, Contentful, Butter CMS, Contentstack, Netlify, Strapi, and others. The website builders like Wix and Squarespace also have gained a lot of traction in recent years. So, the importance of ensuring WordPress stays relevant and competitive in today’s market. The larger ambition involves revolutionizing how all websites are built in the future, which is supported by the fact that WordPress powers more than a third of all websites.

This WordPress 6.1 contains basically five updates within this release.  Additional changes and enhancements to the editor provide site owners greater power and make customization simpler while providing users with a more seamless experience. The new version contains a lot of writing-related changes because, in order to give the voiceless a voice, attention must be paid to the copywriters.  The improved ability to pick only a portion of a block’s paragraphs, the option to keep the list view open by default, and the keyboard shortcut to add internal links expanded to all blocks are some of my favorite improvements.



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