Gearing Up for WordPress 6.5: 10up’s Talk at DE{CODE} 2024

A few weeks ago, I presented at WP Engine’s virtual developer conference DE{CODE} 2024. As an Associate Director of Editorial Engineering here at 10up, I focus on content creation experiences for our clients, and devote meaningful time to working on the open source WordPress project’s included content editing experience (aka “Gutenberg”). At DE{CODE}, I joined Anne McCarthy, Product Wrangler at Automattic, Nick Diego, Developer Relations Advocate at Automattic, and Damon Cook, Developer Advocate at WP Engine, for “Empower your development: the breakthrough features of WordPress 6.5 unleashed”.

We discussed some major new features coming in WordPress 6.5 (set to release on April 2, 2024), with an emphasis on strengthening the visual block editor’s potential, such as:

  • Improvements in extensibility for the Navigation Block, empowering editors to easily add custom blocks within the navigation;
  • A new Block Bindings API that bridges the gap between custom metadata and blocks, paving the way for a more efficient path when creating custom blocks;
  • An added data views feature that enhances the way editors interact with the site editor, giving them greater control and flexibility with their content.

10up was a proud sponsor of DE{CODE} 2024 — the largest developer-focused WordPress event worldwide.

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