WordPress 5.0 – Why you should not upgrade to the new editor

Wordpress 5.0 Release

WordPress 5.0 has been released today, and oh have things changed!

What is this new block editor?

WordPress announced today the release of version 5.0, with the drastically changed default editor dubbed Project Gutenberg. To say this release has been controversial amongst the WordPress community is an understatement, with many saying the release has been rushed and not well thought out.

So what’s the problem?

For the most part this is good step forward, it’s going to future proof the WordPress platform and includes some very exciting possibilities for developers.

For most business owners the change is quite significant, and you may find the new editor quite frustrating to deal with.

The good news is it’s very easy to keep the old editor, and if you use a Page Builder like Beaver Builder this is likely to be no change for you.

Our Recommendations

Simply install activation the classic editor plugin and you’ll see no changes when you upgrade to WordPress 5.0, of course make sure you backup your site before updating any plugins and I also recommend waiting a few weeks to make sure any bugs are fixed before you update your website.

All our clients websites have had the classic editor installed and we’ll be updating those sites early in the new year.

If you need help upgrading contact us here.


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Clark Marshall

Clark Marshall has over twenty years experience in building websites, and has been working exclusively with WordPress for the past fifteen. A self confessed lover of coffee he loves nothing more than hanging out in cafe's catching up with mates as he travels the world together with his wife. In a previous life we are convinced he was a golden retriever as his love for dogs is infectious as is his chilled out demeanour.

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