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WordPress 5.7 “Esperanza” Released
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WordPress 5.7 “Esperanza” Released 

WordPress 5.7 codenamed “Esperanza” released this week with a few new features and many important improvements. Codename Esperanza has been given in honor of the wonderful musician Esperanza Spalding.

The release brings in some new features, important fixes, and improvements. If you have not updated WordPress 5.7, it’s recommended to update to 5.7 ASAP.

What’s New In WordPress 5.7

Easily Adjust font-size of list and code blocks

WordPress 5.7 adds options to adjust font-size of lists and code blocks.

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Adjust font size code block

Drag-n-Drop blocks & patterns into editor

Gutenberg editor is getting better each release. In this release, creating new blocks or pattern is much easier. Just drag the pattern or block and drop it into the editor.

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Drag-n-Drop blocks & patterns into editor

Better reusable blocks

With gutenberg, you can create your own customized blocks and reuse them later. This release has made reusable blocks more stable and save automatically on post/page update.

Color pallette

Another change that you’ll most likely not notice is the color palette of the WordPress dashboard. The default color palette looks a little darker and very minor change in the dashboard’s sidebar when hovering over menu items, there is a border on the left side.

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Darker Color Palette

Easily make block covering entire window

Easily transform an image block to cover the entire window. Just insert an image block, click transform, and select Cover. You can insert a background image, single color, or gradient.

Cover Block

Buttons block layouts

Add a button block and use one of the two layouts, vertical and horizontal. Horizontal layouts buttons group horizontally whereas vertical layout stacks them together.

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Buttons block layouts
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Pre defined button width

Customize social icons size

Social media icons’ size is now customizable. Add social icons and select the ‘Size’ to choose between small, normal, large, and huge.

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Social media buttons size

Single-click switch from HTTP to HTTPS

WordPress now supports HTTP to HTTPS by default. If your website is on HTTP and your server supports HTTPS, then it will provide the option to make switch.

Lazy-load iframes

To improve website performance, iframes include loading=”lazy” that loads the iframes content as the visitor scrolls it into view.

jQuery 3.5.1

WordPress uses jQuery, a popular javascript library. WordPress 5.7 comes with jQuery v3.5.1.

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