[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #54270: About Page for 5.9 Release

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#54270: About Page for 5.9 Release
 Reporter:  chanthaboune    |       Owner:  ryelle
     Type:  task (blessed)  |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal          |   Milestone:  5.9
Component:  Help/About      |     Version:
 Severity:  normal          |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch       |     Focuses:

Comment (by annezazu):

 Thanks for all the work going into this page. I wanted to follow up from
 the Google doc to share some final thoughts:

 **Navigation Block section**

 >And your choices survive all manner of other edits!  Comment end Because
 in 5.9, the block saves menus as custom post types, which WordPress saves
 to the database.

 I'd like to suggest a rephrase to this as the word "survives" feels strong
 and a bit rough all things considered, especially when it's essentially
 talking about how the menu will persist across changing themes. Here's
 what I would suggest:

 >The new Navigation block gives you the power to choose: an always-on
 responsive menu or one that adapts to your user’s screen size. Whatever
 you create, know it's there to reuse wherever you'd like, whether that's
 in a brand new template or after switching themes. This is thanks to how
 the block saves menus as custom post types, which WordPress saves to the

 For a shorter option, I'd get rid of the last sentence as that's not
 exactly something that's relevant to users.

 **Block themes**

 5.9 marks the introduction of block themes to the WordPress world but I
 don't see that clearly stated. Instead, I am seeing a focus on the Twenty
 Twenty-Two and "Your personal paintbox awaits", which don't make that
 explicit. As a result, I have a few suggestions:

 - Under "WordPress 5.9 for developers", I would revamp the section on
 "Theme.json for child themes" to have that just be a smaller piece of a
 section on block themes ("Introducing Block Themes"). Definitely agree
 with linking to this: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2022/01/04/block-
 - Under "Say hello to Twenty Twenty-Two", I would rephrase "It’s a brand-
 new way to work with WordPress themes" to "It's a brand-new way to build
 WordPress themes." I'd also note that someone will need to use 5.9 to use
 this theme, which stands in contrast to prior default themes.
 - Under "Your personal paintbox awaits", I'd say the following rather than
 the first two sentences: "More block themes built for full site editing
 features are in the Themes directory alongside the Twenty Twenty-Two theme
 waiting to be explored. Expect more to come!"

 Hope this is helpful :)

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