WordPress 5.8 is a major milestone in the modern WordPress development cycle. Ever since WordPress 5.o and the inclusion of the Gutenberg block editor as the default post/page editor, the Core team has been moving toward full-site editing using that software. WordPress 5.8 includes the first public iteration of that feature. The update also includes additional block settings, media library changes, and some really nice quality-of-life improvements for WordPress developers.
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