WordPress 5.0 has arrived
WordPress are about to launch the biggest update of the year and most probably next year. This update will shake the way we’ve known WordPress and completely revamp the user experience of creating pages & posts.
The Gutenberg Editor
Gutenberg is the biggest part of the WordPress 5.0 update and there are lots of ways to describe how this will work but I feel the WordPress Gutenberg handbook explains it perfectly!
Gutenberg began as a transformation of the WordPress editor — a new interface for adding, editing, and manipulating content. It seeks to make it easy for anyone to create rich, flexible content layouts with a block-based UI. All types of page components are represented as modular blocks, which means they can be accessed from a unified block menu, dropped anywhere on a page, and directly edited to create the custom presentation the user wants.
It is a fundamental modernization and transformation of how the WordPress experience works, creating new opportunities for both users and developers. Gutenberg introduces new frameworks, interaction patterns, functionality, and user experiences for WordPress. And similar to a new macOS version, we will talk about “Gutenberg”, and all the new possibilities it enables, until eventually the idea of Gutenberg as a separate entity will fade and it will simply be WordPress.
To summarise, WordPress are swapping the Classic Editor for Gutenberg block builder.
I’m not ready for Gutenberg what do I do?
If you are not ready for Gutenberg (That’s fine you are not alone) you can install the Classic Editor, backup the website and perform the update.
Will my existing site with Sokada use Gutenberg
Not currently, we are installing the classic editor onto all websites previously built to this blog post. Due to the bespoke parts for the websites we have built, we felt this was the safest approach rather than rushing a testing and push live process. We aim to have all previous websites on Gutenberg as soon as possible so our customers can enjoy the features Gutenberg have to offer.
Sokada’s future with Gutenberg
We will be embracing the WordPress update with all future websites planning to use Gutenberg. We have just started our first production website using this and understanding the process of how we can use this block builder, to enhance the customer and user experience, when it comes to our websites.
If you have any questions about The WordPress 5.0 Update, then please get in touch!