Your Site Is Already WordPress 5.3 Compatible!

Your Site Is Already WordPress 5.3 Compatible!

WordPress 5.3 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:

Refinded Block Editor

WordPress 5.3 expands and refines the block editor with more intuitive interactions and improved accessibility. New features in the editor increase design freedoms, provide additional layout options and style variations to allow designers more control over the look of a site.

New Default Theme

This release also introduces the Twenty Twenty theme giving the user more design flexibility and integration with the block editor. Creating beautiful web pages and advanced layouts have never been easier.

Accessibility Improvements

Accessibility improvements include the integration of block editor styles in the admin interface. These improved styles fix many accessibility issues: colour contrast on form fields and buttons, consistency between editor and admin interfaces, new snack bar notices, standardizing to the default WordPress colour scheme, and the introduction of Motion to make interacting with your blocks feel swift and natural.

Automatic Image Rotation

Your images will be correctly rotated upon upload according to the embedded orientation data. This feature was first proposed nine years ago and made possible through the perseverance of many dedicated contributors.

Improved Site Health Checks

The improvements introduced in 5.3 make it even easier to identify issues. Expanded recommendations highlight areas that may need troubleshooting on your site from the Health Check screen.

Admin Email Verification

You’ll now be periodically asked to confirm that your admin email address is up to date when you log in as an administrator. This reduces the chance of getting locked out of your site if you change your email address.

Compatibility

With this new update, we have been busy testing and updating our core framework and site plugins used to ensure full compatibility. Our forms, editor, SEO and Store plugins have all been thoroughly tested with WordPress 5.3 and already updated on all of our client’s sites.

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 5.3 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