Wordpress for Beginners

What is WordPress 5.0 and How to Safeguard your Website

WordPress 5.0 rolls out December 6th, eeeks… that is today…
The major update WordPress says is that they have added the Gutenberg component. Gutenberg is an editor which replaces the classic editor now found in wordpress.
Gutenberg editor works in blocks. You can add blocks of content to form a complete article.
This means you can add an image in its own block, a video in a seperate block.

I have been playing around with Gutenberg and it has some really cool features… but there are so many things which concern me…

Before we take a look at what these are let us take a quick at how to safeguard yourself from this update.

Why safeguard?

When Gutenberg was first introduced I was so excited to try it. While it is a very powerful interface many features did not work as intended.
I will show you some features not working as I test it today.
It is better to take a backup of your website using plugins like UpDraftPlus or
All in One WordPress Migration.

Download it and keep a copy safe. If possible do not install the 5.0 rollout of WordPress. Wait for the next version 5.1 or 5.2

Usually, these should have the bugs fixed.

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