WordPress 5 and Gutenberg

The next major release of WordPress is version 5.0. This update will bring big changes to the way you edit content with the new Gutenberg editor. The Gutenberg editor is a new tool using blocks to create engaging content. With blocks you will be ale to insert, rearrange and style multimedia content without needing a lot of technical knowledge.

Classic Editor

For those not ready to move to Gutenberg to edit content, a Classic Editor plugin will be available that returns the current editing functionality.

When Will WordPress 5 Be Available?

WordPress 5.0 is rumored to be released as early as November 19, 2018. However, that will depend on development and bug fixes by the WordPress development teams and may be pushed back to December or January.

When will UCI Sites be updated to WordPress 5?

WordPress 5.0 is a major release that we will do manually. We will test the functionality on our development environment before deploying to Faculty Websites. We will likely wait for several weeks to test and to make sure updates and bug fixes from WordPress are done before we implement it. We plan to offer the Classic Editor as an optional plugin for those who prefer it to Gutenberg.

Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us! We’d be happy to hear from you.