“You gotta have a freaking PHD to edit content on WordPress!”, a recent Tech4Good attendee said, when she talked about the hardest thing in WordPress to update her nonprofit’s website. That was before the saw Gutenberg. Afterwards she was relieved that her life updating content would be so much easier in the future.
The new Block editor will soon come to a dashboard near you. WordPress 5.0 that will have Gutenberg built-in as the default editor is around the corner. We don’t have a release date yet, but the Release Candidate version (RC2) was just published and the community around
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 18 months the team has been releasing new versions every week or every other week. It’s been used on 1.2 Million sites. It’s the most tested feature to come to core for WordPress.
Will my site break with WordPress 5.0
Probably not, is the short answer, but it also depends the current configuration of your website. We 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.
Sign-up to get notified for our next Live Q & A Webinar on WordPress Gutenberg.
- You will learn that the first steps with the new editor are not hard.
- You’ll see a demo of blocks and various use cases for them, especialy forms, Call to action, donation pages etc.
- You will learn about the ways you can extend the current experience with 3rd party blocks from collections and single purpose blocks.
- You get your migration and other implementation questions answered during the Q & A part of the session.