WordPress 5.0 is now available for download. The biggest novelty of this version, called Bebo Valdés, comes from the new publisher that comes to renew the existing one for several years.
Customizable and with many shortcuts, Gutenberg – This is the name of this new editor – will change the habits of CMS users.
The WordPress Editor 5.0 is a revolution compared to the previously used interface. However, for publishers who have already gone through a system of “blocks” to create and organize their content, the change will not be so important because now everything is organized in effect with these famous blocks. You can enter text, headers, images, lists, and more, upon request. “The goal of this new editor is to make adding rich content simple and entertaining,” the developers explain.
Everything seems, in fact, much more intuitive because the blocks can be moved anywhere and the elements are clearly distinct. You can still use the Code editor instead of this new visual editor. But we will perceive WordPress officials continue to make this a CMS tool yards, accessible to all. If you want to try this new text editor and figure out how it works, a page is dedicated to it on the official website.
You can go back to the classic editor with a dedicated extension. Support for the extension “classic Editor” is provided by WordPress until 2021. The time to prepare to adopt the blocks.
New theme: Twenty Nineteen
Every new major version of WordPress has a new theme. Comes Twenty Nineteen, a theme totally compatible with the new block system. With a modern design and ample spaces that facilitate reading, this graphic theme promises an optimum loading speed.
We also have updated our themes and made them compatible with Gutenberg : Codeless Portfolio
As far as developers are concerned, many new features appear using REST APIs, which have appeared since version 4.7. Everything is designed to help creators use WordPress as a framework for application development. Whether it’s automatic backups, search or block management, there are many new features, invisible to non-technical users. You can find out the details on this page
You can check also a big list of themes that are fully compatible with WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg: