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#137: Wed November 08, 2023

WordPress 6.4 'Shirley' Released, Command Palette Tips, and Accessibility Concerns Addressed

Binary Moon Avatar This post was curated and edited by Ben Gillbanks. Ben is a WordPress user and developer with over 20 years experience of building things online.

In today's episode of "The Daily News Roundup," we cover WordPress 6.4 release, working faster with the command palette, new WordPress features, and addressing accessibility concerns with fluid type. Stay curious, stay informed!

Howdy, welcome to WP Briefs, your Advanced machine learning source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress community. Today is Wednesday 8th of November 2023.

Welcome to today’s episode of “The Daily News Roundup.” We have some interesting stories to share with you, so let’s dive right in.

In our first story, we have the release of WordPress 6.4, named after the iconic jazz artist Shirley Horn 1. Shirley Horn was a renowned jazz musician known for her distinctive voice and exceptional piano skills. She broke boundaries in the world of jazz and inspired audiences worldwide. Just like Shirley Horn’s influence, this latest version of WordPress brings something new and exciting. With a versatile default theme and various upgrades, it empowers users at every step of their creative journey. Whether you’re an experienced creator or new to WordPress, “Shirley” has something for everyone.

Moving on to our next story, we have an insight into the process behind the release of WordPress 6.4 2. The WordPress team worked diligently to ensure a smooth release, and this post outlines the steps they took to achieve that goal.

In our third story, we explore how to work faster with the command palette in WordPress 3. The Command Palette is an essential tool that enhances your Site Editor experience. It allows you to navigate your site quickly, create content effortlessly, and execute commands with ease. By using the Command Palette effectively, you can boost your productivity and streamline your workflow.

Next up, if you use reusable blocks on WordPress, you might be wondering where they’ve gone 4. Fear not! This post has all the details about where these two new excellent WordPress features can be found. Stay tuned to discover how these features can elevate your website-building experience.

Our final story addresses Accessibility concerns related to using fluid type in CSS 5. While the clamp(/what-is/accessibility/) function paired with viewport units provides fluid font sizing that scales text based on viewport size, it may pose challenges when meeting WCAG Success Criterion 1.4.4. This criterion states that text should scale up to at least 200% when the user’s browser reaches its maximum zoom level of 500%. Max Barvian delves into this issue and offers ideas on how to address accessibility concerns associated with fluid type.

And that brings us to the end of today’s episode. We hope you found these stories informative and engaging. Join us again tomorrow for another edition of “The Daily News Roundup.” Stay curious, stay informed!

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  1. WordPress 6.4 “Shirley” 

  2. WordPress 6.4 Release Day Process 

  3. Working faster with the command palette 

  4. Have You Discovered These Two New Excellent WordPress Features? And Where Have Reusable Blocks Gone? 

  5. Addressing Accessibility Concerns With Using Fluid Type 

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