WordPress 6.4 “Shirley”


WordPress 6.4 “Shirley” was released on Nov 7, 2023, and features the versatile Twenty Twenty-Four (TT4) default block theme (live demo here). This release was led by Josepha Chomphosy, the Executive Director of WordPress, accompanied by a team of women who were underrepresented in the industry.

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Many of the features and enhancements in WordPress 6.4 fall in the “small but mighty” category. Along with the adaptable beauty of the Twenty Twenty-Four theme, these updates help content creators and site developers alike save time and effort while delivering the high value, low hassle WordPress experience the world has grown to expect.

Josepha Haden Chomphosy, Executive Director of WordPress

The major highlight of the 6.4 release is the introduction of the TT4 theme, which is specifically tailored for diverse use case scenarios, including writers, artists or entrepreneurs. The TT4 showcases the power of patterns with a collection of more than 35, tailored to fit all use cases, and demonstrating their
versatility in designing full-page patterns for any type of website.

This demo page comprises additional highlights of the TT4 theme, accompanied by brief videos that provide users with guidance on creating a unique site that is tailored to their needs.

New enhanced features

WP 6.4 also includes some enhanced features like writing flow, a refreshed command palette, ability to categorize patterns, renaming group blocks, previewing image blocks in the list view, the introduction of book hooks, and image lightbox.

More details about the WordPress 6.4 can be found in the following resources: