On March 9, 2021 WordPress released “Esperanza”, the first WordPress release of 2021. “Esperanza” is named in honor of Esperanza Spalding, a modern musical prodigy.
Here is a sample of the following new features included with WordPress 5.7:
- Font-size adjustment in more places
- Reusable blocks
- Inserter drag-and-drop
- Full-height alignment
- Buttons block
- Social Icons block
With WordPress 5.7 you can now switch a site from HTTP to HTTPS in a one-click move. WordPress will automatically update database URLs when you make the switch.
By default, WordPress will add a loading=”lazy” attribute to iframe tags when both width and height are specified.
WordPress 5.7 includes a change to the source code down to seven core colors and a range of 56 shades that meet the WCAG 2.0 AA recommended contrast ratio against white or black providing an overall streamlined color palette.