WordPress 6.3 “Lionel”

The new version of WordPress 6.3 “Lionel” was released yesterday. The new release includes some cool improvements to the Site Editor. These enhancements were developed with the Gutenberg releases from 15.4 to 16.2.

Source: Release news

In WordPress 6.3, the Site Editor Site View panel has undergone a significant update, adding a new section called “Patterns” that replaces the previous template parts item.

The newly rebranded section also includes reusable blocks and patterns, as well as the template parts item, such as, headers, footers, post meta, etc.

“Lionel” marks a major chapter in the evolution of WordPress as a tool for expression. It’s the culmination of years of work from hundreds of contributors, bringing a more powerful and cohesive editing experience for crafting websites with blocks. It continues the quest of making web publishing approachable for everyone—so it’s also just a new beginning!

– Matías Ventura, WordPress 6.3 Release Lead (source: announcement news)

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