WordPress Next Version 5.4 “Adderley” is Here

With pandemic at large and people’s best outlet is to blog, what could be better than a new version of open source goodness in form of new WordPress version which brings in tons of changes, code-named “Adderley”, dedicated to Nat Adderley, WordPress 5.4 is now live.

And here are the new changes:

New Addition to block editor:

  • Two brand-new blocks: Social Icons and Buttons make adding interactive features fast and easy.
  • New color options: Gradients in the Buttons and Cover block, toolbar access to color options in Rich Text blocks, and for the first time, color options in the Group and Columns blocks.
  • Streamlines the whole process for placing and replacing multimedia in every block. Now it works the same way in almost every block!
  • Images can also act as link.

UI Enhancement

  • Breadcrumbs in Block Navigation: Clearer block navigation with block breadcrumbs.
  • Easier keyboard navigation: For when you need to navigate with the keyboard, better tabbing and focus. Plus, you can tab over to the sidebar of nearly any block.
  • Introduction of Welcome Guide: Tips are gone. In their place, a Welcome Guide window you can bring up when you need it—and only when you need it—again and again.
  • Know at a glance whether you’re in a block’s Edit or Navigation mode.

Speed: This editor in WordPress 5.4 is 14% faster loading of the editor, 51% faster time-to-type!

Privacy Option:

  • Now personal data exports include users session information and users location data from the community events widget. Plus, a table of contents!
  • See progress as you process export and erasure requests through the privacy tools.
  • Plus, little enhancements throughout give the privacy tools a little cleaner look.

Download the latest version here.




Abhishek is a Finance Professional and has worked in multiple MNCs. However, he is also an avid tech reader and tinkerer with over 20 years of experience. His passions include 3D animation and drawing Illustrations. His creations can be viewed at www.artstation.com/abhifx