While most WordPress updates pass with little fanfare, the newest version aims to dramatically change the functionality of the platform and how you develop your website. In many cases, large changes like this can seem daunting for businesses because they may already not be too familiar with the way the existing WordPress version works. In this article, we will look at some of the new features that are included with WordPress 5.0 and how they can improve your content creation.
With the introduction of the Gutenberg Editor, WordPress 5 is a complete redesign of the existing platform that aims to make creating and updating your website as simple as possible. Following the format of existing theme editors that utilize drag and drop functionality, Gutenberg will allow website owners to easily add content to their pages in a drag and drop or block-based format. This means that you won’t need any coding experience, or a very minimal amount, to ensure you create beautiful and effective pages for your website.
If your current website theme utilizes a custom page builder like Visual Composer or Elementor, this likely won’t be a large jump for you. However, there is a chance that it could affect the way your existing pages react once they are republished. We won’t know if this is the case, unfortunately, until the new WordPress 5.0 update has been released. In the event this happens, Skynet Solutions is prepared to restore your custom theme to a working state until the bugs have been worked out.
If you are still using a different CMS, this core update makes it the perfect time to transfer your existing website to WordPress. Not only does this unlock the powerful plugin library that comes with the platform, but you will also have the ability to easily add widgets and content that enhances your website.
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