Silicon Dales contributes to WordPress 5.9 update

WordPress 5.9 was released on 25th January 2022. You can see the news statement from WordPress here.

What’s Joséphine got to do with it?

WordPress names all its release after jazz musicians – this time it’s Joséphine Baker, a jazz singer born in 1906.

New theme

The new update ships with a new theme: Twenty Twenty-Two. Take a look:

The Twenty-Twenty-Two WordPress theme

Silicon Dales Contribution

Robin Scott contributed to the 5.9 release with an update to alt-text handling for those using screen readers (blind and visually impaired website visitors). Check out the pull request here.

Robin has been a member of the WordPress community since 2007. Check out his WP profile by clicking here.

Click here to follow Robin on GitHub.

Updating yourself

Check out the Silicon Dales Guide to Updating WordPress before hitting update.

Once you do, you’ll be greeted to the new experience by a big welcome screen with the following message:

Build the site you’ve always wanted — with blocks
What’s New
Full Site Editing is here
It puts you in control of your whole site, right in the WordPress Admin.
Say hello to Twenty Twenty‑Two
And say hello to the first default block theme in the history of WordPress.

WordPress 5.9 Welcome Screen Introduction
WordPress 5.9 Welcome Screen

If this doesn’t happen and you want help – get in touch.

Getting help

If you’d like a specialist to run the update for you, book Silicon Dales today.

We will:

  • Setup a staging environment
  • Run the updates and troubleshoot any issues or conflicts
  • Push to your live site at a convenient time
  • Test again to ensure smooth functioning
  • Maintenance clients

Our maintenance clients will be informed once updates have been tested and rolled out.

Book Silicon Dales to troubleshoot your WordPress update

If you’ve already updated and need some help troubleshooting an issue after update, contact us today or leave a comment below.

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