WordPress 5.0 is officially out. WordPress is the editor and backend system that I use for all my websites that I build and maintain. The latest was released on December 6 with many new features including a new editor and blocks(parts of the posts/articles).
I have trialed the new WordPress by using the Gutenberg plugin in the previous version of WordPress, so I knew what the new version would bring. I am impressed that the interface is clean but it will take some time to become acquainted with the ins and outs of the new editor. I quickly adapted to the Editor as it felt similar to the UI and workflow of Medium and
New tools in the Editor
***TIP – Recently learnt that the best way to insert multiple images in WordPress 5 is to insert a gallery through media library and then convert to images using the block configuration menu (3 dots in top right of a block)
For some of my sites, I will stick to the old editor and that is for one reason, the themes that I use are based and
Overall the layout and the way that the UI works is very reminiscent of Medium and
There is also the new Twenty-Nineteen theme from what I can see (I made it active for this website) doesn’t have a sidebar only a footer, so it pushes all the sidebar widgets into the footer.