While I was out of town having my first “real” vacation in a few years, WordPress decided to release version 6.2, so I am a little late to the party in posting about this.
WordPress 6.2 was named “Dolphy” after a jazz musician named Eric Allan Dolphy Jr. who from my short reading looked to be quite the musician that helped bring bass clarinet to prominence in the jazz scene.
With that being said WordPress 6.2 brings some exciting new features (Which I have not tested much of yet due to the vacation, but reading about them makes me excited to give them a whirl). Some of these new features include the all-new (Out of Beta) Site Editor, better management of menus via the Navigation block (Menus have always seemed to be lacking usability), the ability to explore Openverse media right from within Editor, style enhancements, as well as several impressive performance improvements
I look forward to personally checking out many of the new editor features here in the following days/weeks and hope to see things like GeneratePress/GenerateBlocks harness the power of the new features and further integrate into WordPress better than they do already.