The team behind WordPress have launched their latest version on the 29th March 2023, WordPress 6.2 Dolphy. The most up-to-date WordPress code name is derived from the name of a jazz pianist. The previous three updates were called WordPress 6.1 Misha (named after a Soviet-Norwegian jazz pianist, Mikhail “Misha” Alperin), WordPress 6.0 Arturo (inspired by a Grammy-winning jazz musician Arturo O’Farrill) and WordPress 5.9 Joséphine (in honour of the acclaimed jazz singer – and lifelong civil rights campaigner – Josephine Baker).

The latest version Dolphy has been named after the woodwind jazz wiz, the multi-instrumentalist, Eric Allan Dolphy Jr. His use of the bass clarinet helped to establish the instrument within jazz and he was at the forefront of pushing improvisational boundaries. WordPress 6.2 Dolphy is now ready to download and it comes with an exciting set of new features. Let’s list the most powerful of them.

  • Custom CSS
  • Ability to Browse and Preview Templates to Edit
  • Colour Coded Template Parts and Reusable Blocks
  • Block Settings Split into Settings and Styles Tabs
  • Styles Book and Improved Styles Preview
  • Ability to Copy and Paste Block Styles
  • Navigation Block with List View
  • Sticky Positioned Blocks
  • Improved Navigation Block UI
  • Openverse Integration
  • Distraction-Free Mode
  • Ability to Preview Blocks in-line From Styles
  • Ability to Import Class Widgets as Template Parts in Block Themes
  • Block Pattern Inserter List Option and Preview

This incredible number of amazing features and enhancements give the site owners more control and easier customisation while offering a more cohesive experience to users.

Updating WordPress

If you’re a client of our managed software updates service, you’ll have your site updated by one of our team shortly, alongside a proper manual check that the site is running OK afterwards. We’ll let you know if you need to update any plugins, themes, or bespoke code to work with the new version.

If you’re using an automatic update service, your site might have updated already or will do soon.  Please check your site thoroughly to make sure that everything is still working OK; a version update like this might have a knock-on effect on plugins, themes, or bespoke code.

If you carry out updates yourself, be sure to read all the release notes and any information published by plugin/theme authors about knock-on effects.  It’s recommended that you update your WordPress installation as soon as possible wherever your templates, plugins and any custom code allow.  Take a backup and be sure that everything will be compatible before you update, and make sure that any custom code is transferred to your new installation where needed.

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In order to run WordPress 6.2 , the following requirements are recommended:

  • PHP 8.0 or higher 
  • MySQL 5.7 or higher, or MariaDB 10.1 or higher
  • Nginx or Apache

WordPress 6.2 runs on PHP 7.4 but this version of PHP was discontinued in late 2022. Our advice is only run a website on a currently supported version of PHP but some older WordPress themes and plugins haven’t been updated to work with PHP 8.0 and above.

If you have any further questions regarding WordPress 6.2 Dolphy then contact Enbecom today.

Please note: the information in this post is correct to the best of our endeavours and knowledge at the original time of publication. We do not routinely update articles.