WordPress 5.3

WordPress 5.3 was released on 12th November 2019.

Nicknamed ‘Kirk’ in honour of jazz multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk.

So what does this minor version bring?

Block Editor Improvements

The WordPress team continue to tweak and improve the new editor that was introduced in WordPress 5. This release sees over 150 new features and usability improvements including:

  • Improved large image support for uploading non-optimized, high-resolution pictures.
  • New Group block lets you easily divide your page into colourful sections.
  • Columns block now supports fixed column widths.

New Twenty Twenty Theme

The new theme takes advantage of the block editor and produces a modern and usable theme.

Other updates include:

  • Automatic Image Rotation
  • Improved Site Health Checks
  • Admin Email Verification
  • PHP 7.4 Compatibility

Read more at https://wordpress.org/news/2019/11/kirk/