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Wordpress’s latest major update - Gutenberg

WordPress’s Latest Major Update

What is Gutenberg?

Named after Johannes Gutenberg, inventor of the printing press in Germany in the mid-1400s, Gutenberg is the latest major update to WordPress, which hopes to revolutionise the WordPress publishing experience. Gutenberg’s primary change will see the replacement of the existing post/page editor, with a new visual block editor.

What’s the issue?

Since it’s beta launch, Gutenberg has stirred up a debate among WordPress users. Users are split, some see the new update as a modern approach to editing content, while other users are worried about how the recent update may affect current WordPress websites and plugins. As with any major updates, there will also be small bugs that will be ironed out over the next few months.

What should I do?

We would recommend updating your website to the latest version of WordPress (Gutenberg), for security benefits. But if you’re not quite ready to learn the new features of Gutenberg, we would also recommend installing the WordPress Classical Editor plugin, which will allow you to edit your pages in the existing way (pre-Gutenberg update).

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