WordPress has launched a core update named "Betty" which is named after enthusiastically praised jazz vocalist Betty Carter. WordPress 5.1 is released with the new block editor which focuses on polish, by improving the performance of the editor. It is the first major release of 2019 which includes block editor improvements and PHP version upgrade. In addition, WordPress is now faster, better & secure, also with some tools for developers.
- Site Health
- Block Editor
- Multisite Metadata
- New JS Build Processes
- Cron API
This release was led by Matt Mullenweg, along with Gary Pendergast as Senior Code Reshuffler. You can also learn more about this update of WordPress from the news source link shared below.
News Source: https://wordpress.org/news/2019/02/betty/