Take your site-building experience further with WordPress 6.5

Take your site-building experience further with WordPress 6.5. Explore more avenues to make it your own, with new features and enhancements that will help fine-tune your creative work. Discover the latest additions to the developer experience, with fresh foundational tools poised to transform the future of blocks.

Add and manage fonts across your site

The new Font Library puts you in control of an essential piece of your site’s design – typography – without coding or extra steps. Effortlessly install, remove, and activate local and Google Fonts across your site for any block theme. The ability to include custom typography collections gives site creators and publishers even more choice.

Get more details from your style revisions

Work through creative projects with a more comprehensive picture of what’s been done – and what you can fall back on. Get details like time stamps, quick summaries, and a paginated list of total revisions. View revisions from the Style Book to see changes outside of what you’re working on. Revisions are also now available for templates and template parts.

Do more with background images in Group blocks

Control size, repeat, and focal point options, so you can play around with subtle or splashy ways to add visual interest to layouts.

Get more control over images in Cover blocks

Set aspect ratios for Cover block images and easily add colour overlays that automatically source colour from your chosen image.

Add box shadow supports to even more blocks

With shadow supports enabled, you can create layouts with visual depth or add a little personality to your design.

Discover new data views

Find and organise your data however you like with data views for pages, templates, patterns, and template parts. Arrange it in a table or grid view with the option to toggle fields and make bulk changes.

Smoother drag-and-drop

Feel the difference when you move things around, with helpful visual cues like displaced items in List View or frictionless dragging to anywhere in your workspace – from beginning to end.

Improved link controls

Create and manage links easily with a more intuitive link-building experience, like a streamlined UI and a shortcut for copying links.

Performance updates

This release includes 110+ performance updates, with an impressive increase in speed and efficiency across the Post Editor and Site Editor. Loading is over two times faster than in 6.4, with input processing speed up to five times faster than the previous release. Translated sites see up to 25% improvement in load time for this release.