WordPress is always making their features to be easier for their users with new features. The WordPress 5.0 is the first biggest update in 2018. If you are working on self-hosted WordPress, you have to manually update to get the major features of WordPress. In the article, you will see what’s new in the update and exact time and process to update.
Important: Don’t forget to take the full backup of the site before every upgrading.
WordPress 5.0 is introducing new block-based editor named Gutenberg. It is a block editor which makes your page different with attractive look. The editor allows users to make beautiful layouts.
The New Block Based Editor
WordPress has introduced a block editor for users to create beautiful layout easily. Here you can create a lot of things without any extra plugin. This includes blocks to add images, audio, video, photo gallery, cover image, lists, quotes, media, text, buttons, and more. WordPress has added options such as,
- Embed YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SoundCloud etc.
- Blocks of quotes, cover, file, gallery etc.
- Formatting etc.
The major update has changed fully the WordPress editor. If you distract by the admin sidebar, you can switch to full-screen by tapping the settings icons at the top-right section.
Keep in mind before the update
- First, take an hour for the update. Because it is a major update of the WordPress. If you don’t have enough time or if you on a holiday then become free before the update to WordPress 5.0.
- My second but main recommendation is back up. Take the full backup of your entire site before the update. Without backup, you may lose your site data.
Always keep in mind that take full back up of your site before every update of WordPress.
Love Classic Editor?
After updating, if you are not comforted with the new block editor of WordPress, you can easily use the old classic editor.
Read about Google Tag Manager:
- What is Google Tag Manager?
- How to Properly Install Google Tag Manager in WordPress.
- 7 Reasons Why Use Google Tag Manager on your Site.
Are you using WordPress 5.0? Write your review in the comment section.