WordPress 5.0 Update
WordPress 5.0 will be rolled out soon, and with that, the ability to use Gutenberg; a more advanced, updated version of the classic editor.
WordPress is a popular application responsible for 31% of all sites online. Its flexibility and functionality prove beneficial when creating a website. WordPress provides a powerful content management system that can accommodate the needs of anyone, from those just starting a blog to large universities and corporations demanding dynamic content.
WordPress 5.0 will be released in Winter 2018. With this release comes the exciting addition of Gutenberg into the core editing functionality! While the previous WordPress content editor, TinyMCE, was intuitive and straightforward, it was also very simplistic and limited in its options. As the market for easy to use site builders expands, it is crucial that WordPress take steps to update its core and provide a more optimized user experience. The release of 5.0, with its emphasis on media, will improve usability while allowing for dynamic content and mobile responsiveness.
What Will Gutenberg Change?
The introduction of Gutenberg presents a brand new experience in creating content and layout within pages and posts. The foundation resides upon blocks, which are used for individual items that can quickly and effortlessly be moved up, down, set in columns, and reused. This structure makes it easy to work across various screen sizes and devices with the confidence that what is displayed in the editor is what will appear on the website.
What would once require multiple plugins has been simplified into the Gutenberg experience, eliminating the need for custom HTML or shortcodes. Gutenberg delivers a refreshing new user experience to WordPress and the edge needed to compete with the various drag and drop builders available.