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Weekly WordPress News and Updates: WordPress 6.4 “Shirley” Released: What’s New and Exciting?

Last Updated on November 10th, 2023


WordPress 6.4, named after the legendary jazz artist Shirley Horn, is the latest version of the popular CMS that powers over 40% of the web. This release introduces a new, versatile default theme called Twenty Twenty-Four, and a suite of upgrades to empower every step of your creative journey.

With Twenty Twenty-Four, you can easily build beautiful and responsive websites using over 35 templates and patterns. The theme is designed to fit almost any type of site, from writers and artists to entrepreneurs and businesses.

WordPress 6.4 also brings many improvements to the editing and developing experience, such as: 

  • A refreshed design and new commands for the Command Palette, a powerful tool to quickly find and perform tasks in the editor
  • A new feature called Block Hooks that enables developers to insert dynamic blocks at specific content locations automatically
  • New design tools, keyboard shortcuts, and toolbar options to make your writing and formatting smoother and easier

WordPress 6.4 “Shirley” is available for download or update in your dashboard. To learn more about the new features and enhancements, check out the official announcement or the release notes.

Happy WordPressing 🚀

// Team WPLift




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