A new year, a new theme.
A few of the highlights:
- New Twenty Twenty-Two there that is the first default block theme in WordPress history.
- A number of block and enhancements like a better gallery block, a new navigation block more layout controls, and more ability to control spacing, borders, and other small touches that go a long way.
- Support for theme.json for child themes which makes creating child themes easier than ever right in the WordPress admin
- Improved performance for the front and backend of WordPress
You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2022/01/10/wordpress-5-9-field-guide/
You can also see a complete list of changes: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&resolution=fixed&milestone=5.9&order=priority
If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.