WordPress is a popular and one of the most widely used content management software and blogging platform. It is considered as the simplest way to create a website, as it powers more than 36.2% of websites present on the internet. On a technical note, WordPress is an open-source content management system that requires only minimal programming knowledge. This software, in particular, comes with a massive ecosystem comprising plugins and themes that can be used to modify every critical aspect of a website.

As implied before, it is an open-source platform, which means seventy developers are contributing a myriad of commits to its core. So, it’s no wonder that there is a new WordPress version release every single month. Some of these releases are filled with new features, along with crucial security patches. other than important fixes, many of these releases require immediate updates. So, to update manually, one has to simply log into the wp-admin and look for notification at the homepage. Some websites even have dedicated management providers who take care of important updates.

The latest in this long list of releases is WordPress version 5.3.2 that brings a maintenance update and some minor fixes and enhancements. This includes several security improvements, so updating promptly is necessary.

This version of WordPress introduces block editor. It is a block-based system used for creating posts and pages. The block editor also makes content management easier, as developers no longer need to utilize short-codes to create content blocks. Compared to WP 4, WordPress 5 has some other major features as well, including

  • More SEO-friendly optimization.
  • A new way to detect the site’s technical parameters using the Site Health Check tool.
  • Better optimization for mobiles.
  • No need to switch theme options due to in-block settings.
  • Developer and security improvements.