WordPress 5.7 Introduces Drag-and-Drop for Blocks and Patterns, Streamlined Admin Color Palette, and One-Click Migration from HTTP to HTTPS

WordPress 5.7 “Esperanza” was released today, named for Esperanza Spalding, an American jazz bassist who became an accomplished singer, songwriter, and composer in her early 20’s.

Versions 9.3 – 9.9 of the Gutenberg plugin are rolled into this update, bringing hundreds of enhancements and bug fixes that make working in the block editor more efficient and enjoyable.

One of the highlights is the new drag-and-drop capabilities in the block inserter. Users can now drag blocks and block patterns directly into the post content area, making page building even faster.

Many of the user-facing editor enhancements in this release give the

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WordPress 5.7 Launches With One-Click HTTP to HTTPS Conversion

WordPress 5.7 “Esperanza” is now available, which allows site owners to convert from HTTP to HTTPS with a single click.

Named after musician Esperanza Spalding, the first WordPress release of 2021 offers features such as an easier to use editor and the ability to accomplish more without writing custom code.

Here’s an overview of all the new features in WordPress 5.7.

What’s New in WordPress 5.7?

HTTP to HTTPS Conversion

WordPress 5.7 promises to simplify the process of migrating

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WordPress 5.7 offers ‘one-click’ HTTP to HTTPS site upgrade feature

Pain relief for mixed-content headaches goes mainstream next week

WordPress 5.7 offers easy HTTP to HTTPS site upgrade feature

An upcoming upgrade to WordPress will make it much easier for website owners to upgrade from HTTP to HTTPS.

WordPress 5.7 – currently available as a beta release and due to go mainstream on March 9 – promises to make the formerly tricky business of migration to a secure instance of the content management system (CMS) a one-step process, as the WordPress core development team explains:

Switching a WordPress site from HTTP to HTTPS has proven to be a pain for all involved. While on the surface, the site address and

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