WordPress 5.0 was released on December 6 and is now available for download. This post explains what this means for all users of my themes and plugins.
About WordPress 5.0
WordPress 5.0 brings us the new Gutenberg editor, which converts the publishing and editing of content to blocks. Detailed information about the release can be found in the official release post under wordpress.org/news/2018/12/bebo/
Compatibility with Gutenberg
First things first: All my themes and plugins are prepared for Gutenberg and 100% compatible with WordPress 5.0.
With the updates two weeks ago I added styling for new blocks, individual color palettes and editor styles. Please see the last post on the blog.
Of course all products still work with the classic editor.
When to update?
Currently I recommend to wait a few more days with the update, because not all plugins are fully prepared for Gutenberg yet. Experience has shown that we will soon also receive a first minor release for 5.0.1, with which the first bugs will be fixed.
In the medium term I recommend an update to WordPress 5.0 to stay up to date and to get new features apart from Gutenberg. If you don’t want to use the new block editor, you can deactivate it with the Classic Editor plugin.