HTTP to HTTPS migration was not easier due to many challenges like mixed content, risk of losing traffic, etc. but now after the new WordPress 5.7 update, bloggers and webmasters will be able to migrate their WordPress websites from HTTP to HTTPS in a single click.
WordPress 5.7 has come with many interesting and useful features for webmasters. This new WordPress update came up with something useful for writers, coders, and different kinds of WordPress users.
It’s obvious that WordPress is upgrading and revealing new and interesting features with every new update. There are many remarkable updates launched till now such as the remote logout feature was released in WordPress 4.1 update and a few days back with WordPress 5.5 update, users are allowed to set auto-updates for plugins and themes.
Now again, this WordPress 5.7 came up with many interesting and useful features such as one-click HTTPS migration, block editor made easier to use, easy-to-use interface for non-coders, new robots API, lazy load for iframes, and more.
What’s New in WordPress 5.7; Features & Enhancements
Along with the one-click HTTPS migration, WordPress 5.7 update came with many interesting features and enhancements for the webmasters. Let’s know about the main improvements in WordPress 5.7.
1. New Improvements to the Block Editor
The block editor is now easier to use. You will be able to control the font-size in the List and Code blocks. It will save a lot of your time as compared to before. Some other enhancements include the drag and drop feature, full-height alignment for blocks to fill the viewport, enhancements to the reusable blocks, and more.
2. Single Click HTTP to HTTPS Migration
This is one of the biggest enhancements in the WordPress 5.7 update. If your WordPress website is still running on non-secured protocol HTTP, you can now easily switch it to HTTPS with a single click right from your WordPress dashboard.
If your site is not using HTTPS, you can turn it on through your WordPress dashboard after updating your WordPress version to 5.7. For this, you need to navigate to Tools > Site Health. Under the Security section, you’ll see an option named ‘Your website does not use HTTPS‘ where you need to click the ‘Update your site to use HTTPS‘ button to switch your website to HTTPS with one-click.
3. Filter-based Robots API
WordPress 5.7 brings the new Robots API that lets you include the filter directives in the robots meta tag. In this new update, the Robots API includes a max-image-preview default directive so that search engines can show bigger image previews.
4. Lazy Load iFrames
With WordPress 5.7, it became easier to lazy load iframes. After updating to WordPress 5.7, the loading=”lazy” attribute will be added by default to iframe tags when width and height are already specified.
There’re many other interesting changes that will be applied to your WordPress after updating it to the new version such as changes to REST API, enhancements to the Import/Export feature, sending reset password links to existing users, and more.