Welcome to WordPress 6.2…. Wondering what’s new?
A ton since November 2022 was the last major update of 6.1
WordPress 6.2 includes more than 292 enhancements and 394 bug fixes. This page highlights the latest features since the November 2022 release of WordPress 6.1. From quick highlights to developer resources, there’s a lot to explore.
Explore and edit your site from the Site Editor
An updated interface gives you more control over your site editing experience. Browse through full previews of your templates and template parts, then jump into editing your site from wherever you choose.
Manage your menu in more ways with the Navigation block
A new sidebar experience makes it easier to edit your site’s navigation. Add, remove, and reorder menu items faster—no matter how complex your menus are.
Discover a smoother experience for the Block Inserter
A refreshed design gives you more visibility and easier access to the content you need. Use the Media tab to drag and drop content from your existing Media Library quickly. Find patterns faster with a split view that lets you navigate categories and see previews all at once.
Find the controls you want when you need them
Your block settings sidebar is better organized with tabs for Settings and Styles. So the tools you need are easy to identify and access.
Build faster with headers and footers for block themes
Discover a new collection of header and footer patterns to choose from. Use them with any block theme as a quick, high-quality starting point for your site’s templates.
Explore Openverse media right from the Editor
Openverse’s library catalogs over 600 million free, openly licensed stock images and audio—and now it’s directly integrated into the Editor.
Focus on writing with Distraction Free mode
For those times you want to be alone with your ideas. You can now hide all your panels and controls, leaving you free to bring your content to life.
Experience the Site Editor, now out of beta
Stable and ready for you to dive in and explore: 6.2 is your personal invitation to discover what the next generation of WordPress—and Block themes—can do.
Use the new Style Book to get a complete overview of how every block in your site’s library looks. All in one place, all at a glance.
Copy and paste styles
Perfect the design on one type of block, then copy and paste those styles to other blocks to get just the look you want.
Power up your site any way you wish. Add CSS to your site, or your blocks, for another level of control over your site’s look and feel.
Choose to keep top-level group blocks fixed to the top of a page as visitors scroll.
Options to import your favorite widgets from Classic themes to Block themes.
Local fonts in themes
Default WordPress themes offer better privacy with Google Fonts now included.
Learn more about WordPress 6.2
Explore learn.wordpress.org for tutorial videos, online workshops, courses, and lesson plans for Meetup organizers, including new features in WordPress.
Check out the latest version of the WordPress Field Guide. It is overflowing with detailed developer notes to help you build with WordPress.
Read the WordPress 6.2 Release Notes for more information on the included enhancements and issues fixed, installation information, developer notes and resources, release contributors, and the list of file changes in this release.