Date: April 2, 2020
As scheduled, WordPress 5.4 released on 31 March and is now available for download or update in your dashboard. It is named “Adderley” to honor the American jazz musician Nat Adderley.
This update introduces enhancements to the block editor. It also adds new social icons and buttons blocks. It also adds new APIs for developers to use in plugins and themes.
Matt Mullenweg, Francesca Marano, and David Baumwald led the release. Also, there were 552 generous volunteers working together on 361 tickets for Trac and 1226 pull requests on GitHub. And a few more contributors joined them in supporting roles
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