In the 4.9.8 version, scheduled for release July 31, 2018. WordPress for the first time will ask WordPress “wp-admin” users to Try Gutenberg on their sites. Should you?
What is Gutenberg? The simple answer: It’s the new visual editor for WordPress. It has been in development for over a year, and was first released as a Feature Plugin in June 2017. For the last 12 months the team has been releasing new versions every week or every other week, and it’s been used on 14,000 sites. For the latest version the development team is eager to have many more users try the new editor. And the next WordPress Core version will have a “Try Gutenberg” prompt above the WordPress Dashboard.
The big question for you: Shall I try or shall I not?
As with every computer favorite answer: It depends. But, on what? That will be discussed at our WP4Good Gutenberg Live Q & A. This event is for site owners and administrators who need to decide if they should enable Gutenberg via the prompt, or if they should test it on a staging site.
Join us for a Live Q & A on July 26 at 3 pm ET
- We will cover “What is Gutenberg?”
- We will show a short demo of the feature plugin.
- We will review a tutorial on how to create a “staging site”, plus how to test an existing theme for Gutenberg Readiness.
- We will also talk about resources for all level of WordPress users and about Gutenberg.
- We will talk about how you can prepare for WordPress 5.0 when this new editor becomes the default editor for your WordPress sites, plus what that means for your plugins and themes.