What’s Coming in WordPress 5 8 Features and Screenshots

What’s Coming in WordPress 5 8 Features and Screenshots

WordPress 5.8 has an expected release date of July 20th, 2021. It will be the second major release of the year with plenty of new improvements and features. Come join us as Christina covers what's coming in WordPress 5.8!

One of the major improvements in the template editor that allows you to add site editing blocks such as the site logo, tagline, title, and many other layout blocks to design the site how you're wanting without the need for a page builder. This template editor still relies on your WordPress theme to pull in its styles.

If you were looking to build a landing page or similar we would still recommend taking a look at SeedProd:

Another new feature is editing widgets as blocks. When editing widgets under Appearance, Widgets will bring up the new editor with all of the editing options that were added for posts such as spacing, typography, and other design tools without the need for plugins.

WordPress is also adding support for WebP images which is an image format that can reduce the size of your images by 25% or more. The downside of this is that it will not automatically replace the image with a JPEG or PNG if the user is not on a browser that supports WebP images.

WordPress has added an improved ability to select individual sections and groups of content. If you want to select a higher grouping than the object selected, there should be a button to go up one level to select the container. There's also an improved list view to help sort and select specific blocks in an easy to read format.

For dragging and moving tools there has been an improvement to the handle including block highlighting as you move the mouse over different blocks. There are also Duotone filters that you can apply to your images that include presets as well as custom color options.

Developer Details:

WordPress will end support for Internet Explorer by the end of this year. 5.8 has merged most of the changes needed for that:

Context aware filters to use block editor APIs on multiple WordPress admin screens:

WordPress recovery mode email message will now only be shown when email can be sent:

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Timestamps:

00:00 What's coming in WordPress 5.8
00:28 Full site editing
02:54 Use blocks as widgets
03:47 Adding support for WebP images
04:33 Block editor improvements
05:22 Add Duotone filter to media
05:55 Pattern suggestion for blocks
06:13 color options for blocks, background color, link color, and text color
06:25 padding for columns
06:40 Gradient colors for tables
07:02 What to use to create a landing page now

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23 Comments

  1. Koustav Polley on July 19, 2021 at 8:01 am

    Waiting for this

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on July 19, 2021 at 12:51 pm

      Hopefully the wait is short 🙂

  2. Paul Ellen on July 19, 2021 at 8:15 am

    Hanging out for this abilty to edit header and footers with ordinary blocks . Being on the right side of the international dateline theres only 3 hours to go till the 20th 😉

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on July 19, 2021 at 12:51 pm

      That could certainly be a helpful feature for some 🙂

  3. Eric Disegno on July 19, 2021 at 11:14 am

    Template editor is definitely useful. Thanks for sharing.

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on July 19, 2021 at 12:58 pm

      Glad you found it helpful 🙂

  4. Practicedummy on July 19, 2021 at 11:56 am

    Full site editing is definitely useful. 😀

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on July 19, 2021 at 12:59 pm

      It really is!

  5. Praphulla Hada on July 20, 2021 at 3:20 am

    Widget customization is great.

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on July 20, 2021 at 12:25 pm

      Glad you think so 🙂

  6. naveen reddy on July 20, 2021 at 4:56 am

    Good video.

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on July 20, 2021 at 12:31 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  7. Visualmodo on July 20, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Truly good content!

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on July 21, 2021 at 12:39 pm

      Glad you liked it 🙂

  8. Fred Rogers on July 20, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    Thank you very much for this video.

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on July 21, 2021 at 12:40 pm

      You’re welcome 🙂

  9. Karen Zachary on July 21, 2021 at 12:52 am

    Thank you for this! Looking forward to better optimized photos, and I want to get my hands on those fun filters! Woohoo, let’s goooooooo

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on July 21, 2021 at 12:40 pm

      You bet!

  10. leo wouter on July 22, 2021 at 11:01 am

    please
    How to remove take action button on Astra, I’ve searched everywhere but I can’t find solution

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on July 22, 2021 at 12:48 pm

      You would want to reach out to Astra’s support and they should be able to assist.

    • leo wouter on August 5, 2021 at 1:59 pm

      @WPBeginner – WordPress Tutorials I’m going to unsubscribe from your channel,
      I put my question to other channels, it was simple solution
      when someone ask a question he knows then which one is useful with tutorial videos
      The question makes a difference !!!

  11. Ait safar Anass on July 25, 2021 at 12:25 am

    For people who are used to working with Elementor, I think this version of wordpress (5.8) is exposing some issues with the plugin…

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on July 26, 2021 at 1:08 pm

      Thank you for sharing that feedback, if you reach out to Elementor’s support with any issues you find they can normally assist as well.

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