5 Awesome New Features in WordPress 6.4

Nov 9, 2023 | Website Design

WordPress, the leading website content management system, has rolled out its latest version, WordPress 6.4, packed with a plethora of features and enhancements aimed at making your creative journey smoother and more rewarding.

At Website Boss, we’ve used WordPress since our inception due to its ease of use, ability to scale and the never ending selection of functional add-ons being developed constantly.

Whether you’re a seasoned WordPress user or a newcomer, this update has something special for you. Let’s delve into the highlights that make WordPress 6.4 a game-changer.

    1. Enhancements in Content Creation

    The update brings significant improvements to content creation, making the writing process even more seamless. Users can now enjoy new keyboard shortcuts and enhanced control over link settings. A cohesive toolbar experience for Navigation, List, and Quote blocks streamlines your workflow, providing efficient access to the tooling options you need.

    What’s interesting is that is feels as if WordPress is beginning to catch up to the “visual builder” trend with its Guttenberg builder and the functionality you have within an individual page. And this is a great thing as other builders have announced that they will be working more with Guttenberg directly. Divi for example will be able to add Guttenberg blocks with its upcoming Divi 5 release!

    3. Performance Wins and Accessibility Highlights

    With over 100 performance-related updates, WordPress 6.4 promises a faster and more efficient user experience. Notable enhancements include improved template loading performance for themes, usage of the “defer” and “async” script loading strategies, and optimisation of autoloaded options.

    In terms of accessibility, the release focuses on List View improvements, aria-label support for the Navigation block, and various enhancements to the admin user interface. This is all important for us as the faster a website loads, the better chance it has to rank higher in Google. 

    4. Image Enhancement Features

    Now you can make your images stand out with the new lightbox functionality! Enable full-screen, interactive images on click, either globally or for specific images, providing a customized and engaging viewing experience for your site visitors.

    5. Twenty Twenty-Four: The New Default Theme

    WordPress 6.4 introduces the versatile Twenty Twenty-Four default theme, designed with three distinct use cases in mind: writers, artists, and entrepreneurs. This multi-faceted theme boasts over 35 templates and patterns, allowing you to save time and effort while exploring creative possibilities. With remarkable flexibility, Twenty Twenty-Four adapts seamlessly to various types of sites, ensuring an ideal fit for your vision.

    We can’t wait to give WordPress 6.4 a spin, especially with some of the new, dynamic design tools and features. If you’re a business running WordPress and want us to help upgrade it for you, please visit our Care Plans page and we can get the ball rolling!