Big changes coming to WordPress
Important announcement for WordPress admins: the system for creating and editing posts and pages is about to undergo a radical modernisation.
It is being replaced with a flexible new system that will be great for newcomers, but existing users will have to relearn the things they have been comfortably doing for sometime. This includes us at Applegreen Websites!
The new editor, christened Gutenberg after the famous 15th-century inventor of the printing press, is available right now as a plugin. Go to Plugins > Add New, type Gutenberg into the search box, download and activate, and you can start exploring it straight away. Currently, the old “Classic Editor” is still available to choose at the editing stage.
Gutenberg will be added to WordPress Core from Version 5, around end of April or early May. However, it is still developing and may be incompatible with some plugins that haven’t yet caught up. If you find yourself cursing the name of Gutenberg after the big update, the old editor will still be available as a plugin, so you can keep things stable until the technology has developed further.
We will be publishing updated instructions for Gutenberg in due course, and keeping you posted. If anyone needs help we are of course happy to step in.