Roadmap to 6.1

It’s time to look ahead at the main areas of work for WordPress 6.1. The tune of the release will be to refine the experiences introduced in 5.9 and 6.0, weave the various flows into more coherent and fulfilling experiences for users, maintainers, and extenders, and close some gaps in functionality as we start to look towards Phase 3 of 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. roadmap.

Keeping this concise so people can expand through the main Phase 2 project overview.

Template Editor →

Introduce the ability to browse, visualize, and edit the structure of the site. Provide more clarity between global elements (templates, template parts, styles) with the aim of unifying the template editor and the post editor experiences.

There’s a subset of work here around improving the navigation block →

Building With Patterns →

We should be better prepared to fully unlock the potential of patterns as outlined in “Building with Patterns”, which was put together a bit late in the 6.0 cycle. Allow patterns to be a central piece of the creative experience, including tailoring them for custom post types, blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. types, improving the locked down experience, manage saved patterns, etc.

Global Styles →

Blocks & Design Tools →

Continue to make progress on the global styles interface while improving the support for restrictions, privileges, and curated presets. Allow managing webfonts, implement responsive typography, and expand the toolset available to blocks with an eye towards consistency, reliability, and delight.

Themes & Gradual Adoption

There are also several issues around the ability to adopt features like template parts gradually on existing themes, as well as the possibility of getting broader access to theme.jsonJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML. editing. It’s also important to continue to look towards theme switching flows and how to best make use of the new possibilities of styles and templates.

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