18 Jan WordPress 5, Better Than Ever
Listen, if you’ve ever been on the fence about using the platform, WordPress 5 is better than ever before. This is WordPress’ biggest release of features at once. And it makes designing your own website easier than you could ever imagine!
Meet Gutenberg – WordPress 5’s Latest Toy
The quick story is that WordPress brings us Gutenberg, the new block editor. Long gone is the dreaded text editor (below), now we have a block editor, making page builders obsolete. You no longer have to purchase an additional builder, buy a theme that includes one, or find a free one; it’s now built in for you!
WordPress wants your site-building experience to be more intuitive, and the block editor is their answer! Gutenberg comes already with 63 prebuilt blocks. You might see blocks based on your plugins (Slider Revolution, Yoast SEO), there are also block add-ons (WooCommerce, Otter Blocks) to have even more features.
Along with the block editor, WordPress also has a new theme, Twenty Nineteen that already works with blocks. If your theme has been updated to be compatible with WordPress 5, then it will work with blocks, not all themes are.
The biggest takeaway is designing your own website, updating your current one, and managing your content is going to be so much easier!
If you’ve been debating about hopping on the WordPress train, now’s the time! Check out my Platform Guide that compares major features of the most popular platforms, making the task of picking one stress free and easy!