WordPress 5.4 was released on 31 March , 2020 included first of the all major release in 2020. The new released is added a tons of features and many of several improvements over the past. WordPress 5.4 added a new Block editor, Adding of colors in posts article, limit paragraph words, resize of images, adding of Tiktok videos.
Before, we start our article, Make sure your WordPress previous version included database and files with plugins are backup carefully. Once, you finished WordPress backup. Let’s start updated WordPress 5.4 in new version.
New Improved Block Editor Feature
WordPress 5.4 focus on serveral improvements in the content editor. This major released version included new block editor feature , enhancements and new blocks. We start with latest enhancements . In WordPress 5.4 displays the block editor in now fullscreen mode by default.
If you upgrading from WordPress 5.3 using the same browser and your editor will open will open the last editor page once you had enabled. You can edit the Fullscreen mode by clicking on the Editor settings and unchecked the “Fullscreen mode” option.
New Blocks in WordPress 5.4
There two important new blocks for you to use while writing content. We will discuss now.
The Social Icons Block
WordPress 5.4 brings the new Social Icons blocks allows you to add social media icons in your posts and pages.
You can click on the add button and select a social network that you can like to add. You can then click on the social network icon and provide the link to your profile in the above social block.
But, you still need a good social sharing plugin to use this feature in your WordPress 5.4.
The Button Block
The Button Block which suitable to replace the Button block . As you can guess from the name of the new block, it allows you to add multiple buttons side by side in the editor styles.
Here, you can select the background or gradient colors for each button and choose from two different styles.
Block Selection Tool
A new button for selecting blocks multiple times added in the toolbar. This is a really useful tool particularly when you have nested block inside a group block.
Simply click on the select tool and then take your mouse to block you want to select. This is an example
Improved Latest Post Block Feature
The Last version of WordPress 5.3 didn’t include the feature images. You can able to choose the size and alignment for the feature image. This makes your the Last Posts block a lot more suitable and engaging for visitors to read.
Embed TikTok Videos in WordPress
The TikTok gain popularity all over the world. WordPress 5.4 includes oEmbed support for TikTok vidoes. You can add TikTok vidoes to your WordPress posts and pages just like you would embed YouTube vidoes.
You can need to copy TikTok URL and paste in the oEmbed Code and WordPress will automatically.