Welcome to WordPress 5.0, aka ‘Bebo’

Welcome to WordPress 5.0, aka ‘Bebo’

 

WordPress has actually released variation 5.0 of its platform this December.

The current upgrade is among the biggest in years, including a new block-based editor that provides a “structured modifying experience.” In the new ‘Bebo’ version of WordPress, which is named after Cuban jazz musician Bebo Valdés, we see the introduction of the Gutenberg editor, which puts each piece of content into its own distinct block, enabling creators to choose where to position it and how it appears to audiences. This essentially makes the process a flexible WYSIWYG system. WordPress states that if you prefer to use HTML and CSS, the blocks will not be a problem.

Welcome to WordPress 5.0, aka 'Bebo'

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These are the new blocks: Paragraph, Heading, Preformatted, Quote, Image, Gallery, Cover, Video, Audio, Columns, File, Code, List, Button, Embeds, and far more. For those building client sites, it’s possible to produce reusable blocks that lets clients include brand-new material anytime while keeping the very same feel and look.

Welcome to WordPress 5.0, aka 'Bebo'

Not all users are going to embrace the new editor in WordPress 5.0, obviously, and there’s a possibility it might affect plugins used in the old variation. For those who wish to stick to the Classic Editor, WordPress lets you set up a Classic Editor plugin in 5.0 that will be supported through December 2021.

Welcome to WordPress 5.0, aka 'Bebo'

Other new additions in WordPress 5.0 include compatibility with PHP 7.3, JavaScript internationalisation support, and the new Twenty Nineteen theme, which displays the power of the new editor.

“Featuring ample whitespace, and modern sans-serif headlines paired with classic serif body text, Twenty Nineteen is built to be beautiful on the go. It uses system fonts to increase loading speed. No more long waits on slow networks!” says WordPress.

You can download WordPress 5.0, which is open source and complimentary, from WordPress.org today.

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