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Are you ready for WordPress 5.0?

Welcome to the first of my weekly Remkus’ Roundup post. This is the beginning of a series where I’ll share what’s happening in the WordPress community. Let’s start with this week!

The road to WordPress 5.0

The most important news of this week revolves around two blog posts over at the Make WordPress Core blog. The first one is from Matt Mullenweg in which he explains his plan for WordPress 5.0.

In case you’ve missed it, WordPress 5.0 is considered a major release with the inclusion of a completely new editor experience named Gutenberg. We’re very excited about the possibilities that Gutenberg adds to WordPress. So much so, that if you’ve activated the Gutenberg plugin on your site, we’ve added two blocks to the editor already.

Matt Mullenweg explains in his post what the road towards 5.0 is going to look like. He also explains how the Core team is going to make sure all angles are covered via various focused teams. One of those teams, the JavaScript Packages team, will be led by our CTO: Omar Reiss. Omar will focus on integrating JavaScript packages on NPM.

Following Mullenweg’s post, the second post I’d like to highlight is Gary Pendergast’s post on the same blog. It’s about the Proposed WordPress 5.0 scope and schedule. In it, he outlines a proposed schedule that looks like this:

  • Beta 1: October 19, 2018
  • RC 1: October 30, 2018
  • Release: November 19, 2018

Meaning, that if all goes well, WordPress 5.0 will be available before the end the year. I myself, couldn’t be more excited about this!

Bonus blog post: Gary Pendergast’s call to action post on his own blog about to get involved with the integration of Gutenberg into WordPress 5.0 is worth a read as well.

WordCamp Europe tickets

The next edition of WordCamp Europe will take place in Berlin next year. WordCamp Europe holds a special place in my heart, as I’m one of the co-founders. For that reason, I’m pretty excited about what the seventh edition will look like. If you’ve never been there, I highly recommend you take a look at what we did for this year’s edition. Without a doubt, we’ll do our best to make next year’s edition even better!

Tickets are being released in batches, so get them while they’re hot :) . See you in Berlin?

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11 Responses to Are you ready for WordPress 5.0?

  1. ProMarketer
    ProMarketer  • 2 months ago

    I can’t wait for the release of WordPress 5.0 on the 19th November. I hope they will fix some little issues with the editor.

  2. Eric Dirga
    Eric Dirga  • 2 months ago

    Will the 5.0 update with Gutenberg integrate with existing sites not using Gutenberg?

  3. Gracious Store
    Gracious Store  • 2 months ago

    GoDaddy sometimes does not keep up with updates and new features. I had to let them know that many plugins doe not work with PHP less than 7.0 version. They said the 7.0 version has just been released only yesterday, meanwhile many other developers had been using PHP 7.0 version for quite a while now

  4. Anup Sharma
    Anup Sharma  • 2 months ago

    I like this article thanks for sharing

    and i’am ready for WordPress 5 so excited.

  5. Melanie Loomos
    Melanie Loomos  • 2 months ago

    I rebuilt my web site in Gutenberg and now GoDaddy is saying my web site is using too much space to even make a backup. My web site is small. They keep making me pay for Word Press support and stating it will be working in 24 – 72 hours. Today, I woke up and knew there would be a problem and of course there was. My web site failed to back up by GoDaddy and I, once again, need to pay for support and the only thing they can think of as being the problem is Gutenberg. I really like Gutenberg and I feel like I am being punished for moving forward with Gutenberg by the developers. They want to rebuild my web site again. I want to make Gutenberg work because I really, really like it.

  6. maxsi web
    maxsi web  • 2 months ago

    i hope my plugin not error for this update

  7. PingSunday
    PingSunday  • 2 months ago

    Oh no! :(
    The Gutenberg has so many bugs. Please don’t include it in the official WP 5.0. No No

  8. mdshahin8998
    mdshahin8998  • 2 months ago

    I am ready for WordPress 5.0, it’s so amazing.

  9. Vikash Godr
    Vikash Godr  • 2 months ago

    I am working on WordPress from the last 5+ years.
    This article is very useful for WordPress CMS user.

    I like the article.

  10. Charms
    Charms  • 2 months ago

    I m honestly excited about wordpress 5.0 and all the amazing features that will come along with it!!

  11. Phil Gregory
    Phil Gregory  • 2 months ago

    I think the incorporation/rollout of Gutenberg has massive potential. I just pray though that it doesn’t lead to even more bloat. There are already too many WordPress builder themes out there that are javascript and CSS heavy, slowing WordPress down and leading to too much code on the page.
    I hope that part of the build will be to ensure that all the javascript in themes and plugins will be optimized, and minified as much as possible.


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