WordPress, which has been around since 2003, is the foundation upon which many websites are built today. It’s a Content Management System (CMS) that is easy to use and is also very versatile making it extremely popular with users across the globe. Over the years, many versions of WordPress have been released but none have been as eagerly awaited as much the latest one. This is WordPress 5.0, which has been named Bebo after renowned Cuban musician Bebo Valdes.
The new and improved WordPress 5.0 comes with the Gutenberg Editor which has pleased its users to no end. This new editor is block-based and ensures that users will be able to create and edit content with ease. With the Gutenberg Editor, each bit of content is placed in a separate block. These blocks hold everything from paragraphs to images to videos and everything else in between like headings and quotes. Therefore, anyone working this new editor will be able to place the content wherever they want on their site. Whether it’s creating a new site or upgrading an existing one, editing will be hassle-free.
While it’s recommended to use the Gutenberg Editor with the 5.0 version, users still have the option to keep the Classic Editor in case they need time to get used to the new one.
Another neat feature of WordPress 5.0 is the Twenty Nineteen theme. This is the new default theme and has a streamlined look and feel to it.
The Twenty Nineteen theme comes with a single-column layout and different editor styles. This makes it easy to create content and users can immediately see all that they have created, on the front end. The theme has a footer sidebar and comes with three navigation menus: the Primary menu and the Social Links Menu, both positioned at the top, and the Footer Menu, located at the bottom of the page.
WordPress 5.0 is a dream come true for developers at Kodework. The block system in the Gutenberg editor allows for comfort in creating content the easy way. They have the option of utilizing classic styles or creating their own thanks to the new editor’s streamlined manner of working. Developers also don’t have to worry about the content structure being disturbed while they are writing or editing code. It also helps that this version has a wide variety of APIs and interface components that allow the developer to speed up their work while keeping it consistently good.
One important detail for Kodework’s developer team to remember is before upgrading to WordPress 5.0, back-up all the data on their site and also test the Gutenberg editor before using it. WordPress 5.0 does come with a lot of security updates and other important elements that are necessary when it comes to creating websites. It has also been designed to be compatible with the latest PHP version, thus ensuring that website content remains secure and runs at optimum efficiency.
Check out the introductory video to WordPress 5.0 below.
Image credits: https://gutenberghub.com
Video credit: https://wordpress.com