WordPress 5.0 is on its way! Normally updates to online platforms are done incrementally, allowing small changes to build into something new over various versions – not the case here. Do you write a lot of content on WordPress platforms? Well, you are going to have to make some adjustments to your habits because the new Gutenberg Editor is bringing even more options and customization to your editing experience. A new theme is one the way as well (Twenty Nineteen Theme, obviously). There are, however, some major considerations to make going into WordPress 5.0.
Update and Test!
When it comes to these major updates it’s important to keep in mind that without testing and making adjustments, you could break some elements of your website. Releases on this scale typically affect everything, especially when it comes to plugins. Third-party plugins can often update irregularly or not at all, so testing compatibility is of utmost importance when leading up to the release of WordPress 5.0. The last thing you want is a broken website because you didn’t take the time to prepare, there are plenty of ways to pretest as WordPress has its own beta options and you can even try the Gutenberg editor early!
Learn New Habits
Testing prior to release is needed to stop breaks from happening on your website, but thanks to the new functionality of the Gutenberg editor in WordPress 5.0 you will also have to re-think how you add content to your website. Gutenberg has a block based UI, where modular blocks can be customized, edited and input on any portion of the page to customize your websites in all sorts of dynamic ways. These changes are meant to make things easier for new users and developers and will require some time dedicated to learning how to use them most effectively.
The new update is due out at the end of November, 2018. If you have a website for your business, make sure your team is on top of things or find a web developer that does, like Promotion LA. We test and make sure all of your plugs and services are up to date and a talented team that can make fine tune your website to your liking. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates and some motivation and make sure you test your site before the big WordPress 5.0 update!