The buzz about next WordPress Update 5.0 is doing the rounds for long. WordPress developers announced the release date as 19th November. But due to certain issues, they have pushed it back to 27th November. For those who work on WordPress based websites, there would be several updates to look into. However, as this is one of the biggest updates, it is important to understand what changes you should expect.
So, let’s take a look at them:
Editing BlocksGutenberg update is dependent on blocks for editing. The previous WordPress editor just asked for short codes and HTML. But to make the entire formatting process seamless, WordPress’ team of core developers came up with the solution. They enabled the webmasters to work on different types of blocks. These blocks can have different attributes and formatting types. Due to this change, it gets easy for users not having HTML knowledge to edit the content. Also, as the blocks generate superior quality HTML codes, it becomes difficult to differentiate if manually entered.
Image Options GaloreUsing the Gutenberg editor, it is possible to create a gallery layouts or single image on the pages. In case one wishes to add multiple images to one blog post, there is an option of creating gallery. By creating a gallery, the post formatting remains tidy. Also, there doesn’t arise a need to have an extra plugin, custom code or page builder to implement image formatting. One can also make use of image blogs for completing WordPress blogging checklist. Through the new uploading process, one can get better options to customize images and their dimensions. Gutenberg will make it easy to upload the images and have a preview as to how they will look once published.
New Visual EditorThe default visual editor is the most significant aspect of the Gutenberg update. Although thousands of websites make use of the current WordPress editor, the new update has the potential to take the writing experience to whole another level. WordPress 5.0’s visual editor provides with a lot of space on the page and works on the ‘writing first’ approach. If you want a better writing experience and publish content seamlessly from smaller devices, Gutenberg renders with an excellent UX design for you.
Will the Working of Plugins Change?As WordPress 5.0 updates have brought some radical changes to the core of CMS, there would be changes in the features and functionalities of extensions too. The themes and plugins need to be compatible with Gutenberg and secure against cyber-attacks/hacking. For example, if you’re using a WordPress Custom Product Designer Plugin, you need to check with the extension providers as to whether or not the latest update will affect your plugin.
Brush Your Ideas continually strives to enhance its web to print solutions and plugins. We ensure that our products and services are Gutenberg friendly so that we can offer you and your customers with the best outputs possible!
Mr. Pratik Shah is the Creative Head of Brush Your Ideas, a Web-to-Print technology solution offering consisting of magento product designer extension and readymade Web-to-Print Storefront. He is a tech enthusiast and an avid blogger and writes about ecommerce and web-to-print industry.