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One of the biggest changes to WordPress in many years was finally released on 6 Dec 2018, with version 5.0. The WordPress editing experience is shifting from the default “content editor” to using “content blocks”, providing more flexibility for page content and layout. The new editor is called Gutenberg, after Johannes Gutenberg, inventor of the first printing press.

If you are a Beardbot client on our managed hosting plan, we have taken steps to minimise the impact of this change on your website in the short-term. We will work with you over the coming months to make sure there is a plan in place to make your website compatible and to take full advantage of the improvements to the WordPress editing experience.

In today’s digital age, it is extremely important to make sure your website and its software are kept up to date. Out of date software makes websites vulnerable to attack and increases the chances that your website might become slow or even crash. The latest version of WordPress (5.0.1) is a security release that fixes several bugs disclosed by the community. This update has been applied to all WordPress sites on our managed hosting plan.

The latest changes to WordPress affects millions of websites, but many aren’t yet ready to make the switch. Fortunately, the WordPress community have developed an official “Classic Editor” plugin, that will allow websites to continue using the default content editor in the meantime. The “Classic Editor” plugin will be officially supported until 2022, which gives website owners time to start making their sites compatible. If you would like to discuss making your website compatible with the new changes, contact us today!

If you have a WordPress site that is not currently hosted by Beardbot and you are unsure what to do next, please get in touch so we can help you decide your next move!

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Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018