Things & Features to know before updating to WordPress 5.0

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In Latest News, Websites and Web Technology Posted December 12, 2018

Finally, the most awaited WordPress 5.0 is released. On Dec 6, 2018, the WordPress.org team has released WordPress 5.0 “Bebo” to the public. Each time with a new version of WordPress rolls out, all are excited about getting to interact with its new features. The update is all about the new block-based editor – otherwise known as Gutenberg.

In this article, we’re going to enlist things that we need to know before updating WordPress 5.0 as well as its new features.

Things to check before updating WordPress 5.0

1. Update PHP Version

Most of plugins, themes & WordPress itself will compatible with a minimum of the PHP 5.6 version. If you are using an outdated version, it will cause conflicts in updating WordPress version.

2. Update Plugins

Updating plugins are always an ideal way to stay updated with the latest updates.

3. WordPress Full Backup

Creating a backup is an ideal way, so please get a full WordPress data backup before updating the WP version.

4. Caching Plugins

If you like the way WordPress currently works, choose the Classic Editor and If you want to try the new then go with easier Gutenberg editing experience. And it’s reported that there are some random bugs when using the Gutenberg editor.

This can be a small considerable bug, it will solve with caching the plugins and magnifying the scripts.

Don’t be afraid of updating to the new version, you’ve all your data and now you will get a better experience with code blocks.

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What’s new features in WordPress 5.0:

1. Gutenberg editor

The most exciting feature coming is the Gutenberg Editor. It’s an editor for WordPress which is named after Johannes Gutenberg, who is known for his invention of movable-type printing press.

They’ve made some big upgrades to the editor. New block-based editor is the first step toward an exciting new future with a streamlined editing experience across your site.

2.Front-end Editor – a new editing experience

Latest update has a block-based editor with a streamlined editing experience across your site. They have included tons of blocks available by default, and many more get added by the WP community every day. Here are a few of the blocks:

WP-blocks

Source: WordPress Blog

3. New default theme

twenty-nineteen

Source: WordPress Blog

WordPress team has designed a new theme specially for block editor named – Twenty Nineteen. It’s simple and type-driven layout.

WordPress 5.0 is available now as a free download for servers supporting PHP 7.2 and MySQL 5.6/MariaDB 10.0 or later.

What’s thoughts on newest WordPress 5.0 release? Are you excited about new block-based editor now allows for more customized content design?

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