The much anticipated 6.2 version of WordPress has made it into the wild! According to the about page it contains “292 enhancements and 394 bug fixes”. Many of the highlights on the about page are centered around updates in the block editor and the theme editor screen. More importantly the block themes option has been moved out of beta. I’ve yet to deeply discuss block themes yet, but I have been testing and building with them recently. I am planning on doing at least a post digging into them soon but for now you can learn more about them here and you should as they are a major part of 6.2.
Before updating to 6.2 you should make a backup of your site. If you have a local copy or your host offers a stagning environment it would be a good idea to test the update in that testing space before updating on your live site. This is smart with any core, plugin, or theme update. If you’re not sure how to do this and want to make sure your site is ready for the next update, don’t hesitate to reach out as I can help you with your routine site maintenance!