WordPress 5.3 “Kirk” Released

As scheduled,WordPress 5.3 “Kirk” was released on November 12 dubbed as “most refined user experience with the improved block editor in WordPress 5.3!”. This release comes exactly one after after the much controversial 5.0 release.

5.3 expands and refines the block editor with more intuitive interactions and improved accessibility. New features in the editor increase design freedoms, provide additional layout options and style variations to allow designers more control over the look of a site. Matt Mullenweg, 5.3 release announcement blog

Matt Mullenweg, 5.3 release announcement blog

The 5.3 release includes major improvements on image optimization along with other enhancements like site health and admin e-mail verification.

Major Highlights of this release include:

Additional documentation on 5.3 release | WordPress Support

The 5.3 release was lead by led by Matt MullenwegFrancesca Marano, and David Baumwald with 645 volunteer contributors.

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