Though some updates seem minor, they’ve been built by hundreds of contributors with you in mind. Get ready for new features you’ll welcome like an old friend: link improvements, three new media widgets covering images, audio, and video, an updated text widget that supports visual editing, and an upgraded news section in your dashboard which brings in nearby and upcoming WordPress events.
Here is what Matt Mullenweg, WordPress founder, had to say:
On the dashboard the news section now lets you know of meetups and WordCamps in your area, so you can get involved in your local community. There are several new widgets for images, video, audio, and the text widget now has visual editing, making editing sidebars much more accessible for non-coding folks and setting the path for our plans with the Gutenberg editor. There’s a change to the visual WYSIWYG editor that’s hard to describe but hopefully is a joy for you to experience.
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