Matías Ventura, the Gutenberg lead architect, has already pointed out refinements for updates introduced in WordPress 6.0 and 5.9 as the core objective for the 6.1 release. He was scheduled to join Josepha Haden Chomphosy and Matt Mullenweg for a demo at the closing session of WordCamp Europe in Porto. Though he couldn’t make it, he published the roadmap for WordPress 6.1 and tweeted a thread with demos of a few interface updates contributors are working on.
To start, “browse mode” will be introduced to make site navigation flawless. Developers will be allowed to zoom in and out while building their site.
Here is the Twitter thread that he shared:
#WCEU22 was incredible. Unfortunately, my time was abruptly cut short and I couldn’t join @photomatt and @JosephaHaden for the keynote. We had a lot of cool things prepared to demo so I want to share some of them with you… 🧵
— Matías Ventura (@matias_ventura) June 8, 2022
“The tune of the release will be to refine the experiences introduced in 5.9 and 6.0, weave the various flows into more coherent and fulfilling experiences for users, maintainers, and extenders, and close some gaps in functionality as we start to look towards Phase 3 of the Gutenberg roadmap,” Ventura said.
WordPress 6.1 release updates will be seen between 2023-2025. Till then, let’s wait and see for more updates regarding the next release.