WordPress 5.0 will be released on December 6, 2018….which is tomorrow. Along with other changes users will see a huge change in a away how the platform handles releases. We used to have up to a couple of big releases each year along with plenty of mini-updates in the meantime. The main idea now is trying to prevent providing updates that feel as though they lack in meaningful content.
Besides that there are other major changes we are probably going to see :
- We’ll see some improvements to the WordPress Rest API
- Building custom themes will become easier
- The platform’s focus is moving towards a more intuitive site-building experience
- Page builder plugins might lose some relevance.
- Gutenberg editor
Gutenberg Editor, what is that?
In simple terms, Gutenberg is the new post editor that will replace the current TinyMCE WYSIWYG editor in WordPress. It will enable clients to make posts and pages using squares. By adopting this new editor, WordPress will create a new post and page building experience for their users, making the post crafting process much more effortless in the long-run.
However this is not a drastically new concept for WordPress; there are some plugins with similar idea presented in the past, such as: ‘Visual Composer’ and ‘WPBakery’ , the major shift in functionality for the 5.0 update stems from Gutenberg being made the default editor.
Though we do expect all of those changes, I am pretty sure there are going to be more things to surprise us, hopefully in a good way, so be ready and enjoy it!