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Yesterday, there was another release of WordPress and once again it’s packed with lots of cool features. This release is a big step in the direction of full site editing. It brings us new possibilities to easily change up our pages, spice up our images, and other improvements to our favorite open source platform. Let’s find out what WordPress 5.8 brings to the table!

The latest release of WordPress is here! And it brings us lots of new features, tweaks, improvements and version 10.7 of the Gutenberg plugin. Want to know what’s in there for you? We’ll list the most important changes and explain what you can do with them.

The first feature we’d like to discuss is the possibility to add blocks to the widget areas on your website. This means that you can add any block in your block library to widget areas like, for example, your footer or sidebar. This gives you even more freedom when it comes to the content and design of your pages. You can now create layouts using columns, spacers or change up the design by adding background colors, different fonts etcetera.

WordPress 5.8: screenshot of new feature block widgets
You can find this new block widget feature at Appearance > Widgets or in the Customizer

This is another step in the direction of making blocks the new standard in…

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