Author: Jeremy Herve
In this month’s release, we focussed on bringing you some new tools to add and embed content in your posts and pages.
When WordPress 5.0 was released a year ago, we brought you a slew of blocks to use in the new block editor: Simple Payments, Forms, Maps, Galleries, Subscriptions, and a lot more! In this release, we’d like to give you two more blocks.
The Pinterest block is the easiest way to embed Pinterest content to your site — it allows you to embed boards, profiles, and pins. Pro tip: combine a layout grid with pins to get this visually striking layout.
The new Star Rating block allows authors to add star ratings to any post or page. With just a few clicks, you can add your review of movies, books, songs, recipes — anything you can put a number on.
To use the block, start by adding up to 10 stars, then customize the color to fit your post, then click the rating of your choice.
Note: the block is solely for you to create and insert ratings into a post, it will not solicit feedback or polling from your site visitors.
This release also introduces Jetpack Backup, a solution for backups, restores, and migration that is fully integrated with Jetpack.
As always, this release includes many other bug fixes and improvements. This time around we focussed on the connection process to ensure that your site’s connection to WordPress.com is as reliable as possible.
A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this release:
Andrés Maneiro, Aurorum, Ben Dwyer, Bernie Reiter, Brandon Kraft, Caleb Bauermeister, Daniel Walmsley, Derek Smart, Echo Gregor, Enej Bajgoric, Filipe Varela, Gary Pendergast, Grant Kinney, Igor Zinovyev, Jefferson Rabb, Jeremy Herve, Joan Rho, Kim Brown, Kirk Wight, Kostiantyn Plakhotia, Marin Atanasov, Mark George, Matthew Denton, Michael D Adams, Michael Turk, Miguel Lezama, Miguel Torres, Mikael Korpela, Piotr Delawski, Robert Franklin, Ryan Kienstra, Scott Evans, Yaroslav Kukharuk.