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.

If you are unsure how to update to the new WordPress 5.7 version please reach out to sales@olm.net for assistance.