Core Editor Improvement: New Preferences experience

Do you like to live boldly and skip the pre-publish checklist when you post? Do you find yourself preferring to see text labels over icons? Thanks to the recent Gutenberg 9.9 release, you now have access to a completely redesigned Preferences experience along with some brand new options to explore that makes it even easier to adjust settings to your liking. If you’re not using the GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party, no worries — this update will be included in the upcoming WordPress 5.7 release. You can find the new experience by navigating to Options > Preferences.

Here’s a quick overview of what’s new and improved:  

For a deeper dive, here’s a short video:

If you’re interested in working on features like this for all to use, make sure to join #core-editor, check out the current focuses, and attend the Core Editor weekly meeting Wednesday @ 14:00 UTC in core-editor.

#core-editor-improvement #core-editor