Great news everyone! WordPress 5.0 “Bebo” was released yesterday! The biggest change this is bringing to WordPress is the new editor! In the past, I would describe the WordPress WYSIWYG editor as basically MS Word ’97 (probably the last time I used MS Word.) The new ‘block editor’ is is going to make creating content in WordPress way easier. Although there are plenty of plugins that have a ‘visual composer’, this block editor will be similar to how some of the ‘other’ website builders work (eg – Squarespace, wix, etc.). Here’s a quick video:
Here’s a blurb from WordPress’s blog:
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.
The new block-based editor won’t change the way any of your content looks to your visitors. What it will do is let you insert any type of multimedia in a snap and rearrange to your heart’s content. Each piece of content will be in its own block; a distinct wrapper for easy maneuvering. If you’re more of an HTML and CSS sort of person, then the blocks won’t stand in your way. WordPress is here to simplify the process, not the outcome.
As per usual, if you’re currently a client of I Heart Blank, LLC then we will be (over the next weeks) updating your site for you!