WordPress 6.2 “Dolphy” Released

Yesterday, WordPress 6.2 “Doplhy”, named after a woodwind jazz wiz, was released with a lot of new features, such as a enhanced Site Editor, distraction-free writing mode, an updated patterns inserter, and more.

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Matt Mullenweg, the release lead, wrote in the release note: “This latest version of WordPress reimagines your site editing experience, introduces more ways to style your site, and offers a new distraction-free way to write. Discover improvements that give you more control and freedom to express your creative vision. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re a content creator, developer, site builder, or designer.”

The WP Tavern has covered the release and lists the following other notable feature and updates:

  • A new collection of header and footer patterns for block themes.
  • Scaled block settings with split controls to better organize Styles and Settings options
  • A new Style Book that displays every block in the site’s library at a glance where they can be previewed and edited globally
  • Copy and Paste styles between blocks
  • Improved pattern insertion with patterns organized into more categories, like headers and footers
  • Custom CSS support sitewide and for specific blocks
  • Sticky positioning to keep top-level group blocks fixed to the top of a page as visitors scroll
  • Improved privacy for default themes with locally hosted Google Fonts

The release note provides an overview of the major features of this release with screenshots and a brief explanation.