WordPress 5.0: Every time a new version of WordPress is released, all the platform friends are very excited about the new features it will bring.
No, we are not talking about the German printer of the 1400s. The Gutenberg editor is a complete redesign of the WordPress script or editor. The new release, which will probably be released on November 27 (if all goes well with the development), will radically change the way users create new content.
Of course, any major change is difficult to accept. However, the WordPress platform will also have to adapt to the seasons, or lose market share. The Gutenberg project is a bold step, and it is not the only update that the new version brings.
Below we will see why the upcoming version of WordPress 5.0 is unique compared to previous releases and then we will see the Gutenberg Editor.
Let's talk about the future!
If you already use WordPress, you will know how much the platform has changed over time. Even individual updates often bring significant changes. For example, the update 4.9 'Tipton' allowed users to schedule design changes from WordPress Customizer so they could be displayed at later dates, as well as post drafts.
The WordPress version 4.8, on the other hand, brought us many changes to the widgets. For example, if you wanted images in the widget, you would have to add them manually. Today there are three special widgets for viewing image, audio and video files.
However, all the changes we have mentioned so far are incremental and useful, but they do not change the game. Most WordPress updates were small steps compared to those coming with WordPress 5.0.
What brings WordPress 5.0
WordPress 5.0, in addition to Gutenberg Editor, also brings changes to the way the platform handles new releases. We could expect the release of two major versions of WordPress per year, with many mini updates in between.
Now, the WordPress Core team plans to release the scheduled release model. The idea is that, without the pressure of pre-determined deadlines, the platform will be able to make bigger leaps in development as no non-essential updates are released.
Apart from this, below are some other important changes that we are likely to see in the upcoming WordPress 5.0:
Focus the platform on a more intuitive website building experience. WordPress is already leading the market, and as the platform's functionality improves, the team aims to keep the standard high.
We will also see some improvements to the WordPress Rest API. The WordPress Rest API helps developers create more features by making it easier to send and receive data from your site. With this update developers will be able to create applications much more easily.
Creating custom themes will make it easier. With Gutenberg, creating themes will be much simpler thanks to the blocks.
Add-ons for creating pages can lose their importance. Today there are many page building tools that you can use with WordPress. And some of them compete with worthy professional platforms. Gutenberg may not have this use at first, but it will have more features later, which will prevent the use of other additives.
What does the Gutenberg Editor showcase mean?
The release of Gutenberg means that you should be familiar with a whole new word processing experience.
With the release of WordPress 5.0 on November 27, 2018 (if all goes well), we should expect a lot of hassle for a few weeks as everyone will be trying to learn the new editor.
Do not panic, if you do not want to use the Gutenberg Editor, you will be able to keep the classic processor by installing it official plugin.
If you do not want to wait for the official release of version 5.0 you can try the Gutenberg editor by installing a simple plugin.
Gutenberg will affect themes and plugins
Gutenberg will bring significant changes to many of your favorite add-ons and themes. For example, we will probably see the emergence of many Gutenberg-friendly themes, which are designed to take advantage of all the new features offered by the editor.
Likewise, you will see changes to some of your favorite plugins. Many plugins interact directly with the WordPress processor to add new features or embed shortcodes. These additives should be compatible with Gutenberg unless they choose not to change and disappear.