What is New in WordPress 6.0 and 6.0.1

Key Improvements from 5.9

WordPress has recently launched a new update. The update includes more improvements to the full site editing feature with wide set blocks, editable templates and more patterns.

Themes and Templates

  • Easier way to switch themes with just one click, just by clicking on the style button at the top right corner and then switch to the browse styles tab to see available styles for your theme.
  • You can edit more theme templates with WP 6, the new archive templates that you can include are:
    • Author
    • Category
    • Date
    • Tag
    • Other custom taxonomy

Block Themes, New Blocks and Block Theme Editor

  • WP 6 now allows you to save and export all the changes you made to your block theme.
  • WP will prepare a theme zip file that includes all the changes you made using the full site editor. You can then download and install that theme on any other WP site.

  • There is an added comment query loop. This replaces the old post comments block, and it comes with sub blocks like comment author name, avatar, comment content, edit link and more. You can edit them individually to style your comments on your WP Blog for a more engaging experience.
  • You can also add a read more block rather than just a read more line.
  • Post author biography, which is a block that can now be used along with post author and avatar block.

  • You can choose a page pattern now, which means the “add new page” screen will now bring up a pop up with a list of patterns you can use to create pages.
  • Block editor changes include block locking now.
  • Locking a block can prevent other uses from removing it or changing its position either on purpose or by accident.

  • Easier text selection in multiple blocks, in 5.9 it was difficult for users to select the text between multiple WordPress blocks. This is now easier to select text and move the selection cursor across the blocks more smoothly.
  • Responsive blocks are now available which will allow you to choose how you want blocks tot behave on different screen sizes, for group blocks, you’ll see the option to display the blocks inside as a row or a stack..
  • You can also select multiple blocks and then choose between a row or a stock layout.

  • Quick shortcuts to add links by adding two square brackets followed by the post or page tittle. This makes it faster than having to click a button.
  • You can now also select multiple blocks in list view.
  • You can create a border for column blocks.
  • You can create spacing for gallery images.
  • The separator block can now let you choose the opacity.

Accessibility Improvements

  • The post title will be used as the ALT text for featured images if no other ALT text is provided.
  • Better tabbing in blocks with placeholder elements.
  • Search announcements in block search.
  • Read description for blocks with a placeholder setup.
  • Admin bar text labels will be readable by screen readers on smaller screens.
  • More descriptive announcements for screen readers when a draft is saved.
  • You can now copy an image URL from media library list view, so when you go to view your media library in the list view, you can see a copy URL to clipboard link.

WordPress 6.0.1

  • Links are disabled in editor mode to prevent you from clicking on them and going into a different tab.
  • There are numerous bug fixes for WordPress 6.0.1:
    • Ability to preview all themes on Add Themes Screen.
    • Block template’s theme support is fixed and present in themes.
    • Removed bugs from Gutenberg.
    • Meta Icon prop errors are removed.
    • Strip whitespaces in render block core cover before injecting the featured image is removed.
    • The editor won’t break when inserting a classic block while the sidebar is open.
    • Only the main query will be modified when resolving templates for new posts.
    • Navigation Block “Open on click” already inherits font style and weight.

Coloring Images in Gutenberg using Duotone

Coloring images in Gutenberg using Duotone filters, allows for you to manipulate images to you advantage.

When you select shadows you can choose the color from either the options given to you, or input a code for a specific color. This will serve as a background color. When you select highlights, this can also be done but this overlays with the shadows color.

When you manipulate the shadows and highlights, you can create a darker image for text. This allows the image to serve more as a space for text. Almost like a colored text box.

Price Table Block (a CA Standard) vs a Table Block (WP Standard)

A Centennial Arts only feature includes a price table block. This block allows for you to create prices for products.

You can add info you see fit where things are labeled as “examples” a buy option, URL, and Links.

Another feature you can click when you go to edit the block is to hover your cursor over the price tag, when clicked, it will generate a discount that you can choose to show. This feature is only allowed through Centennial Arts software.

WordPress Standard Table Block

The WordPress Standard Table Block allows you to create a table of your choosing. You can adjust to how many rows you need vertically and horizontally.

  • Once you have your desired column and row count hit create table.
  • Once your table is created you can add a header or a footer, just look to the right of the screen in the block header to choose.

  • You can also choose to do a table with outlines or just stripes, on the right of the screen in block editor just click “stripes” instead of “default”.

  • If you choose to go with the default option, you can even adjust the color of the outline of the table or the fill color or both! Located also on the right of the screen in block editor under the header and footer option.

  • And if you want, you can make the fill of the table more appealing buy using the “gradient” option, this option is located in the same place when you click “background”.

Why is the U.S. Surrendering Control of the Internet?

Why is the U.S. Surrendering Control of the Internet?

There was a recent announcement that, by prior arrangement, ICANN will be cut loose on October 1, 2016 from its sole government steward, the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). It will become answerable to multiple stakeholders worldwide, including countries, businesses and technical bodies. Many may be wondering, “What does this mean?” or “Why is the U.S. surrendering control of the Internet?” We will answer these questions and how this might affect you.

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Importance of Having Your Own Domain Name for Your Business

Importance of Having Your Own Domain Name for Your Business

When it comes to searching for information, the most common approach for people is to go on the Internet and search for mostly anything online. They often use search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc. to find information about a particular subject. Most people are interested in checking out a specific website such as www.movies.com. Almost everything you see on the internet has a web address, which identifies the location of specific web page on the Internet such as http://www.usajobs.gov. Before we discuss how to register for a domain, we will discuss what a domain name is, the importance of having your own domain name for your business.  Continue reading Importance of Having Your Own Domain Name for Your Business

Why people should switch from Internet Explorer 8 to Internet Explorer 9?

Many people are familiar with Internet Explorer when it was first created in early 90s. The purpose of upgrading to each version is to promote the browser by improving the features in order to be more efficient and make it more useful for people to use Internet Explorer.  If you want to be able to browse faster on the Internet, have a more secure  browser, then the first step is to have the latest operating system that is still supported by Microsoft (Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2) for your PC.(1).  Keeping the browser up-to-date will be your best option if you are using any of the operating systems. The best thing about upgrading Internet Explorer is that it is free to download as long you meet the requirements on your basic operating system. Continue reading Why people should switch from Internet Explorer 8 to Internet Explorer 9?

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Branch Out, and Pinterest?

In today’s personal and business environment, social media has become part of our every day life. The question most people ask, how do we use these social media websites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, BranchOut, and Pinterest?  What are the benefits of integrating social media to my website? Here are some tips and tools for making the most of your social media websites…and if you don’t have any, here’s why you need to get them:

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Website Insight: Do You Need a Website for Your Company?


Whether you’re a barber, plumber, restaurant owner, jewelry maker, massage therapist, or non-profit organization, a website is extremely essential in today’s viral market and digital economy. The use of the internet has been vastly growing and so many things are now accessed online or through mobile services. Advanced technology and online services are heavily involved and a big part of our everyday lives. We continue to value the importance of accessibility, efficiency, visualization, entertainment, and productivity in our products and services.

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Self-Employed? Tools for Support


In the world of self-employment, getting stuff done in an easy and efficient way can sometimes be…well, difficult. Self-employed workers also know the value of the dollar and are willing to do anything they can to increase their marketing and sales in an effective yet affordable way, as well as saving time. With simple tools such as Skype, Google Voice, and others, you can save money while building your professional network and portfolio.

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America….the Free?: the SOPA scare


“Imagine a world without free knowledge…without free information.” –Wikipedia

We would have to start paying for what we once used to get for free, which could cause many popular sites and search engines to stop their services. This would mean no more social media such as Facebook and Twitter, no more study or work break entertainment such as YouTube, no more catching up on your favorite TV shows you missed last night on Hulu, and Heaven forbid, no more searching for anything on Google or Wikipedia.

It’s hard to imagine, isn’t it?
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How to Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft: Online Hackers

How to Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

Zappos, a very large online retailer, had it’s system hacked into and accessed credit card information of 24 million customers. This is why all online users need to know the importance of taking proper precautions to protect yourself against identity theft and the steps to achieving this. We have put together some information on how to protect yourself against identity theft.

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