WordPress 6.4 will be released on November 4, 2023. WordPress 6.4 is the third and last major release of 2023. It is introducing a multi-purpose default theme called Twenty Twenty-Four, new features, and a keen focus on details to enhance every aspect of the creative process—from site editing and design to writing ease.
The new default Twenty Twenty-Four has been built with three distinct use cases in mind, the versatility of the new default theme makes it an ideal choice for almost any type of website. Dive into its collection of templates and patterns and unlock a world of creative possibilities with just a few tweaks.
Here are some of the new features..
Turn on lightbox functionality on for interactive, full-screen images with a simple click. Apply it globally or to specific images to customize the viewing experience.
Categorize and filter patterns
Organize your synced and unsynced patterns with categories. Explore advanced filtering in the Patterns section of the inserter to find them all more intuitively.
Renaming of Group blocks
You can set custom names for Group blocks to easily organize and differentiate parts of your content. These names will be visible in List View.
Image previews in List View
New media previews for Gallery and Image blocks in List View let you visualize and locate at a glance where images on your content are.
Share patterns across sites
If you need to use your custom patterns on another site, you can import and export them as JSON files from the Site Editor’s patterns view.
We have a cool new vertical text option within the editor.
Duplicate blocks shortcut
There is now a shortcut to duplicate blocks:
Shift + Command + D
Every new WordPress release is committed to making WordPress accessible to everyone. 6.4 brings List View improvements and aria-label support for the Navigation block, among other highlights. The admin user interface (UI) includes enhancements to button placements, “Add New” menu items context, and Site Health spoken messages.
Ability to fix aspect ratio of featured images, ability to categorize block patterns you create, add buttons block within navigation block. Under the hood there is speed and performance improvements!