WordPress 5 is due to be released this week (December 6th).
The new editor Gutenberg is a large part of the release but there are many other improvements too.
There has been and still is a lot of hype around the new editor. The fact that it’s a large change, compatibility with existing websites built WordPress etc… Outlined here is our plan, how we’re going to deal with the upgrade for our managed hosting clients.
In short we’ll be managing the transition for our clients, there is no need to panic!
We won’t be upgrading to WordPress 5.0 across our network immediately. When we do we’ll be rolling it out but we’ll sticking with the classic editor. This means your experience when logged in will be the same as you have now. There is a plugin that we’ll be installing to set the classic editor as the default option. This will mean that nothing will break because of the new Gutenberg editor and you can continue to use the site as you do now.
Gradually we’ll be doing testing of individual sites to ensure compatibility with the new version of WordPress and look to migrate sites over to the new Gutenberg editor when we and you are ready.
If you’d like to learn more about the new Gutenberg editor, check out these articles right here on our site.
Certainly if you have questions send them to our support team.