WordPress 5.0 has been released today. It is by far the largest update to the system since … since I can remember. In fact, to some, it might look like a completely different system, thanks to a totally new editing experience – Gutenberg.
I have already upgraded this blog to the new version, and I’m writing this post with the new editor. It is awesome! It’ll take some getting used, but not because it’s difficult, rather because I’ve been using WordPress for too long.
I also can’t wait to see what all the creative people will come up with in their themes and plugins, pushing WordPress websites to the new high.
Here are some very exciting news from the WordPress fronts: WordPress 5 will feature the built-in Gutenberg project. Gutenberg is a complete rebuilt of the WordPress administration and content publishing experience, with much faster and cleaner user interface and a whole array of new features, such as “page builder” functionality.
Here are a couple of links with more information on how to get yourself ready in time:
Grav is yet another addition to the growing number of the Open Source flat-file content management systems. I guess, more and more people are realizing that not every website needs a database behind it. And those that do need one, will have to work hard to keep it flexible and scaleable.
Grav brings a user friendly interface, lots of features, and extendability with themes and plugins. Give it a spin!
If you are working with WordPress in any capacity, you have to watch this talk. Or at least the first 25 minutes (before the Q&A). If you are involved with web publishing or web design, you have to watch it. If you are a web enthusiast, you have to watch it. If you are not involved with the web at all, you definitely have to watch it, as you’ll have an idea of where things are going, and you might decide to get involved.