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Your Site Is Already WordPress 5.4 Compatible!

Your Site Is Already WordPress 5.4 Compatible!

WordPress 5.4 was launched today and is available for update on all WordPress driven websites. Even better, we’re thrilled to let you know that if you’re a Hampshire IT Solutions (HITS) client. Then your site has already been updated since all HITS use a custom WordPress framework. We usually implement this to all of our clients on the day of the update release.

Here’s a rundown of what this means for you:

Block Editor Improvements

Two brand-new blocks for Social Icons and Buttons make adding interactive features fast and easy. New colour options have been added supporting Gradients in the Buttons and Cover block, toolbar access to colour options in Rich Text blocks, and for the first time, colour options in the Group and Columns blocks. Version 5.4 streamlines the whole process for placing and replacing multimedia in every block. Now it works the same way in almost every block. Also if you’ve ever thought your image in the Media+Text block should link to something else—perhaps a picture of a brochure should download that brochure as a document? Well, now it can.

Cleaner Editor UI & Navigation

Clearer block navigation with block breadcrumbs and easier selection once you get there. Support for better keyboard tabbing and focus has been added along with the ability to tab over any block. Along with this speed is 14% faster loading of the editor, 51% faster time-to-type. Tips are gone. In their place, a Welcome Guide window you can bring up when you need it—and only when you need it—again and again. Know at a glance whether you’re in a block’s Edit or Navigation mode. Or, if you have restricted vision, your screen reader will tell you which mode you’re in.

Privacy Improvements

5.4 helps with a variety of privacy issues around the world. So when users and stakeholders ask about regulatory compliance, or how your team handles user data, the answers should be a lot easier to get right. Personal data exports include users session information and users location data from the community events widget. Plus, a table of contents! See the progress as you process export and erasure requests through the privacy tools. Plus, little enhancements throughout give the privacy tools a little cleaner look. Your eyes will thank you!

How Can We Help

If you would like to find out more about how HITS works with WordPress and how you can benefit from our website and CMS solutions, please get in touch.

We hope you like all the WordPress 5.4 updates as much as we do!


HITS – A Creative Web Design Agency based in Hampshire

Established in 2010, HITS works with a broad range of dynamic local and regional businesses. We have extensive experience in Website Design, Ecommerce, Graphic Design and SEO Services. We’re all about providing creative solutions that give small and medium-sized companies the chance to become big companies. As our clients grow, we grow. We love what we do, and we couldn’t consider doing anything else.

If you would like to find out more, then please contact us on 01264 316141 or via email at info@hampshireitsolutions.com