📆 This is the March 2021 edition of “This Month in WordPress with CodeinWP.”
Hey there, hope you guys are doing fine. Here is a new edition of the monthly WordPress news bringing you all the latest updates from the WordPress universe.
In this edition, we are going to talk about a much-awaited feature coming in WordPress 5.7, Gutenberg 10.0, the 100th release of the block editor, Elementor Pro’s new pricing plans, and the first beta for Easy Digital Downloads 3.0.
March 2021 WordPress News with CodeinWP
In a dev note before the next major update, JB Audras announced a new feature coming in the next release. This new password reset feature will allow admins to manually send a password reset link to the existing users. This feature has resolved a five-year-old ticket. Now, admins don’t have to guide users to reset their passwords. Instead, admins can simply send a reset link by clicking a button.
This feature can be found in the user profile screen, right above the “Set new password” setting. You can access it by hovering over the user’s row in the users list or by clicking on the Bulk Action drop-down in the user list section.
The reset password email will include the site name, username, password reset URL, and the IP Address of the admin.
The 100th iteration of the block editor, Gutenberg 10.0 was released on February 17th, 2021, with some new features, improvements, new APIs, and bug fixes.
This version introduces a new Pages block that allows you to create navigation menus that you can use inside a navigation block or separately.
This release has also made the parent block selector visible and offset in the toolbar so now you can easily select the parent block when using nested blocks.
This release has made some important enhancements like a darker social link state for dark themes, a tag name selector in the advanced panel of the group blocks, block patterns for the inserter and non-root level positions, and more. The new version has also made many improvements and bug fixes in progress for the navigation, block-based widget screens, and full-site editing (FSE).
While reflecting on the journey, Riad Benguella (technical lead of the project) said:
With all the attention that the project received, it became difficult to discern constructive debate from mere opposition. We each come with our own context, and some people had a fixed idea about what they wanted for the project. Some wanted to just reuse an existing page builder, others wanted to revive the Fields API project, some wanted it to be front-end-first, others wanted it to just replace the content area of the classic editor, some wanted it to be in Vue.JS, others wanted no change at all. With a product used by 40% of the web, we need to find consensus, and when we make compromises it can be so difficult for those involved to avoid the feeling that their voice is being ignored.Riad Benguella
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