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What's coming in WordPress 5.9, Edge 96, ESLint 8.3, Prettier 2.5, and React Redux 8 beta | Front End News #045

NOTE: This is issue #045 of my newsletter, which went live on Sunday, November 28th. If you find this information useful and interesting and you want to receive future issues as they are published, ahead of everyone else, I invite you to join the subscriber list at

It's another quiet week after the information overload from the previous issue. Today we're looking at the upcoming version 5.9 of WordPress. I've managed to find the Edge 96 release notes. And the software updates section includes ESLint 8.3, Prettier 2.5, React Redux 8 beta, and more.

A Look at WordPress 5.9

We're getting a sneak peek at the upcoming 5.9 update of WordPress. It is scheduled to arrive on January 25th, 2022 and it claims to be an important step forward. Here are some highlights from the official presentation video.

  • There is a new generation of themes, including a brand new Twenty Twenty Two theme. They are powered by blocks, with over 30 types of blocks available.
  • The drag-and-drop interface has been improved
  • There are many new design tools, including presets that you can quickly apply to the entire site

Love it or hate it, WordPress is an immensely popular CMS. After all, it is powering about 40% of all current live websites. Therefore we can't ignore that it will still be here for a long time.

Browser news


Edge is being quieter than Chrome when new updates are released. It took me a while to find where to look for the release notes. Therefore I give you the new things that arrived with version 96.

Software updates and releases

Wrapping things up

That's about all I have for this update. If you enjoyed this newsletter, there are a couple of ways to support it. You can share the link to this issue on social media, and follow me on Twitter. Each one of these helps me out, and I would appreciate your consideration.

Have a great and productive week, keep yourselves safe, and I will see you again next time!

Top comments (1)

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Thank you for writing this bro. This was really helpful. i like this list alot. Thank you for supporting the WP-Community.

keep up the great work - it rocks
btw:- we look forward to see more support for the upcoming WordPress Version 5.9

with all the great features like
Full Site Editing (FSE)
Query Loop
Gutenberg etc. etx.

Great things and enhancements ahead. The global WordPress-Community is waiting for this. And is curious about some news that cover all the good news. 🙂