It has already been two days WordPress 5.0 is out with its amazing features and a great list of challenges.
But before even we start discussing and implementing them, we need to take care of something essential to ensure the safety of the website.
WordPress 5.0 “Bebo” update has replaced the old WYSIWYG editor and is now blended with its all-new power packed block-based editor named “Gutenberg” which has been in discussions for a lot of time.
Whether you are using a page builder or not, the first step to the update is installing a classic editor which would make to keep you safe from breaking your site and falling into a massive list of problems.
It is recommended that you first install the classic editor and then move to update your installation to 5.0.
Taking this further Matt also stated that the WordPress 5.0 “Bebo” update would also include the Twenty Nineteen theme which seems to be a great theme.
WordPress 5.0 has been marked as a significant update in the history of WordPress and also bought a change in as to how the platform would handle releases further. The WordPress core team seems to be shifting a bit from the release schedule model which in turn would ensure that the team is not under pressure of deadlines.
In this way, the team would ensure to release significant updates which bring in vast and great changes in the CMS.
“Bebo” brings you more ease and opportunities
Apart from the release schedules and the block-based editor, here are two super cool changes happening in “Bebo” update.
1. Custom Development.
Taking the block-based editor into consideration, it would be straightforward to develop a theme or a plugin now as Gutenberg is wholly based on individual blocks
2. Application Development is more straightforward than before.
The new update gives developers a more straightforward way to develop applications by making it possible to use the WordPress platform as a framework.
WooCommmerce with Gutenberg
There would be a whole new set of challenges in WooCommerce as the block-based editor has rolled out. The preview of WooCommerce with Gutenberg experience has already rolled out. It is still unclear on how complicated things will be with respect to such complex and massive plugins like WooCommerce.
It surely is going to be a great experience as it would speed up the complete process and the user experience would also improve to a great extent.
Support & Major Concerns
One of the major point to be kept in mind is Gutenberg editor is currently missing the Markdown support. It is still unclear on how soon would it be added.
Even though it is said that the block-based editor would be far easier for beginners to learn, it seems to be a tough one for some.
Gutenberg with Yoast
Gutenberg now supports meta boxes but it has come up only with the initial support, it would surely need developers to hop things on board soon. The good thing is users can tweak the Yoast Seo Settings.
Everyone loves to test new things. It would be a great idea to go forward and test the new Gutenberg. All you have to do is install WordPress 5.0 “Bebo” update and you are good to go.
We would love to hear your experiences and also try resolving you out if you get stuck at any point. Let us know if you need any help and we would have all our ears to you.