WordPress 5.0 Introduces a new editor

(Last Updated On: December 10, 2018)
WordPress 5.0 has been released, complete with a fresh new block editor. Discover more flexibility with how content is displayed, whether you are building your first site, redesigning your blog, or write code for a living.

WordPress, maker of the web’s most famous Content Management System (CMS), has just released version 5.0 of its platform. The latest update is one of the biggest in years, adding a new block-based editor that offers a “streamlined editing experience.”

Blocks include paragraphs, images, galleries, quotes, audio, lists, embeds, and much more. For those building client sites, it’s possible to create reusable blocks that lets clients add new content anytime while maintaining the same look and feel.

Other new additions include compatibility with PHP 7.3, JavaScript internationalization support, and the new Twenty Nineteen theme, which shows off 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!,” writes WordPress.

You can download WordPress 5.0, which is open source and free, from WordPress.org right now.

WP Bakery Visual Composer is not working WordPress 5.0

Not all users are going to embrace the new editor, of course, and there’s a chance it could affect plugins used in the old version. For those who want to stick with the Classic Editor, WordPress lets you install a Classic Editor plugin in 5.0 that will be supported through December 2021.

So what now?

The WPBakery page builder plugin is much more powerful and intuitive than the block editor and will continue to be the page builder of Salient. We’ve released an update which allows you to continue to use the Salient WPBakery page builder post WordPress 5.0.

To get compatibility, you must update your version of Salient to the current version (10.0) and Salient WPBakery page builder plugin to the current version (5.6). Alternatively, you can simply install the classic editor plugin to remove the new block editor and avoid having to update the theme/page builder plugin.

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