WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg editor are finally here. Check out what’s new!

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Finally, the most awaited version of WordPress has been released!

The core developers behind content management system (CMS) took enough time to test the platform before releasing it. WordPress 5.0, the latest version of WordPress, is probably the biggest update that has been ever made to the platform.

The features of WordPress 5.0 are not hidden from anyone, because of the excitement about new editing experience, default theme,plugins, etc.

WordPress 5.0 Bebo

WordPress has named the latest release as ‘Bebo’ in respect to the pioneering Cuban jazz musician Bebo Valdes.

Features of WordPress 5.0: a quick walkthrough

Gutenberg editor

The most exciting feature in WordPress 5.0 is the Gutenberg editor that will transform the editing experience for authors, bloggers, and developers. It is a block-based post editor that will allow insertion of text,images, quotes, videos and more, in the form of blocks.

“We’ve made some big upgrades to the editor. Our new block-based editor is the first step toward an exciting new future with a streamlined editing experience across your site.You’ll have more flexibility with how content is displayed, whether you are building your first site, revamping your blog, or write code for a living,” wrote Matias Ventura, developer at Automattic and co-lead of Gutenberg project, in a blog post.

Currently, WordPress uses TinyMCE (Tiny Moxiecode Content Editor) as the default WordPress editor, that has been with the CMS for many years now. It provides a simple interface to users, giving them control over content creation and editing.

Since, users have got used to the classic editor,WordPress will provide them additional time to use the classic editor even after upgrading to WordPress 5.0. They’ll just need to install the Classic Editor plugin.

Twenty Nineteen theme

WordPress 5.0’s default theme will be Twenty Nineteen.The theme will feature custom styles for blocks available by default. It has been created for several use cases, whether users are launching a new business,running a photo blog, or supporting a non-profit.

Additionally, updates have been made to the previous default themes, from Twenty Ten to Twenty Seventeen, so that they can support Gutenberg editor.

More with WordPress 5.0

  • Users will be able to improve the accessibility of the content, as simple ARIA labels can be saved in posts and pages.
  • It will support the upcoming PHP 7.3 release.
  • There will new JavaScript language packs, allowing developers to add translatable strings directly to their JavaScript code.

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WordPress 5.0 is now generally available.

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