Do you use WordPress for your business or school website? If so, you need to be aware of a hugely important update that’s coming tomorrow, 6th December 2018. It’s called Gutenberg and many are saying this is going to be the biggest change to WordPress ever seen.
The Gutenberg update (also known as update 5.0) is a complete overhaul of the WordPress editor, with a new layout and new features such as blocks that you can use to build pages and posts.
Yoast have put together a very lengthy post, which explains the Gutenberg update in detail.
If you would rather get stuck in and see it for yourself, you can try out a demo of the new editor here: Gutenberg Live Demo.
Firstly, the most important thing is to check that your plugins and in particular, your themes are compatible with the update. We recommend contacting your theme provider to make sure that it is compatible with the new update and if there are any other considerations you need to be aware of.
Yoast have put together a good article on this too, but in summary, it is probably worth holding out to let the initial bugs come out of the woodwork and perhaps wait until the next update.
If you aren’t sure about this change, WordPress have you covered. If you would rather stick with the old editor for now, you can download a plugin that will switch you back. You can download this here: WordPress Classic Editor.
Are you moving to Gutenberg or are you staying put? Reach out to us here or social media, we are very interested to hear your thoughts.
Steve is one of our Senior Systems Consultants.
After graduating University with an honours degree in Computer Science, Steve worked a few IT contractor roles before settling at Coretek. He primarily works with our Educational and SMB clients. In addition, he looks after our web and digital marketing work.
A proud dad; when Steve is not busy changing nappies, he loves to snowboard, surf, travel and take photos.