WordPress is going to have a big change coming very soon. Gutenberg is a take on a new editor for WordPress. It is named after Johannes Gutenberg, who invented a printing press more than 500 years ago. …
WordPress is loved by many website developers, adored by content editors, it has over the last few years become the most used content management system (CMS) in the world, now powering around 30% of the entire Internet.
Gutenberg is scheduled for release this year with version 5.0, it doesn’t really leave developers a whole lot of time to get their heads around the system, especially considering that with each update to Gutenberg, the WordPress API is changing along with it. Okay CMS, API are terms that readers here are not going to care about. What I think everyone will agree on is that Gutenberg is going to bring big changes to the way WordPress works now. So what does all this mean? Well, for one thing, your current WordPress website may have issues right away when version 5 is released.
If you own a WordPress site and you have not yet explored how Gutenberg will affect your website, time is running out. Waiting until you get an automatic upgrade to your site, could cause issues that could, in fact, break your site. No, the sky is not falling and Automatic (the owners of WordPress) are working very hard to mitigate code issues with current plugins and themes. But there are known problems now and you should be looking into this today, not later.
If you are not sure and do not know what to do now, contact iWebCrafter and we will be happy to take a look at your site and give you a heads up on what to expect when WordPress 5.0 is released.
In the meantime, some great updates are coming for WordPress that will make it even better than it ever has been.