WordPress 5.0 public update has been released on December 6, 2018. Its named “ WordPress 5.0 Bebo” Here’s what has changed & What has been introduced as new feature with this major update.
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WordPress 5.0 Features: Everything in Blocks
In WordPress 5.0, you’ll be able to add/remove blocks of contents such as, Text, Image, Video embeds, Buttons, Tables etc. Here are some of the Blocks available as of now, with a lot more to come in the coming days,
- Add Button
- Add Tables
- Change Font Color & Background Color
- Add “How To” guides with step by step instruction ( Schema Supported )
- Add Columns
- Add Maps
- Add Forms
- Add Widgets within Post
- Embed Docs/Videos from 3rd party sites
These are some of the functionalities that comes with the latest wordpress 5.0 update.
Since major change has been made into Post Editor , wordpress didn’t want to make it difficult for users to adapt to new Post editor.
They’ve released Gutenberg earlier so that users would experience the all new post editor and get familiar with the interface.
Now with WordPress 5.0 with the Gutenberg as default Post editor, a lot of people would be taking some time before they get familiar with “Block Editor”.
But the post editing process has been simplified, hence i hope a lot of people would love using WordPress 5.0.
It is also said, a lot of additional features, support will be added in the forthcoming updates.
What i love with this update is, i no longer needed to add separate plugin to add Tables, Buttons.
With the new post editor, you can simply add CTA Buttons to your post, change its background /text color.
Also the new Table Function allows you to add Tables to your post, so i’m going to remove TablePress plugin, a lot of people would.
The downside of the new wordpress 5.0 update would be for some plugin developers, they’ll see drastic reduce in download numbers.
One thing i miss with the new post editor is, i couldn’t find Word Count , so i’m kind of confused with what todo to see how many words i’ve written.
Have you updated your Blog to WordPress 5.0 ?
If you haven’t updated yet, i suggest you do now. The writing experience is so good.
What feature you love the most & What other feature you expected but not released, do let us know in comments.