WordPress 5.3 “Kirk” Released, Brings New Default Theme, Editor Improvements, and UI Tweaks

WordPress 5.3 “Kirk,” named in honor American jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, is now available for download. The update includes a new default theme named Twenty Twenty, user interface improvements aimed at accessibility, and new block editor features.
This release saw contributions from 645 volunteers, which is the largest contributor group ever for a WordPress release.
The release was led by Matt Mullenweg, Francesca Marano, and David Baumwald. They were joined by the following contributors in supporting roles in getting version 5.3 released.

Editor Tech Lead – Riad Benguella
Editor Design Lead – Mark Uraine
Core Tech Lead – Andrew Ozz
Default Theme Design Lead – Anders Norén
Default Theme Wrangler – Ian Belanger
Docs Coordinator – Justin Ahinon
Accessibility Lead – JB Audras
Marketing Lead – Mike Reid
Media Focus Lead – Mike Schroder

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