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Wordpress 5.0 launches with new, block-based editor

By midian182 · 5 replies
Dec 7, 2018 at 5:25 AM
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  1. In the new ‘Bebo’ version of WordPress, which is named after Cuban jazz musician Bebo Valdés, we see the introduction of the Gutenberg editor, which puts each piece of content into its own distinct block, allowing creators to decide where to place it and how it appears to viewers. This essentially makes the process a flexible WYSIWYG system. WordPress says that if you prefer to use HTML and CSS, the blocks won’t be an issue.

    Blocks include paragraphs, images, galleries, quotes, audio, lists, embeds, and much more. For those building client sites, it’s possible to create reusable blocks that lets clients add new content anytime while maintaining the same look and feel.

    Not all users are going to embrace the new editor, of course, and there’s a chance it could affect plugins used in the old version. For those who want to stick with the Classic Editor, WordPress lets you install a Classic Editor plugin in 5.0 that will be supported through December 2021.

    Other new additions include compatibility with PHP 7.3, JavaScript internationalization support, and the new Twenty Nineteen theme, which shows off the power of the new editor.

    “Featuring ample whitespace, and modern sans-serif headlines paired with classic serif body text, Twenty Nineteen is built to be beautiful on the go. It uses system fonts to increase loading speed. No more long waits on slow networks!,” writes WordPress.

    You can download WordPress 5.0, which is open source and free, from WordPress.org right now.

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  2. OldStrongDude

    OldStrongDude TS Rookie

    Wordpress 5.0 the New Coke for the 21st century.
     
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 10,758   +4,566

    That would suggest they removed an addictive ingredient.
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,345   +1,386

    hmm, that would be WP itself, as it's addictive to those that can't work with raw HTML, CSS & JS
     
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  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,345   +1,386

    BTW: raw html has several forms of "blocks"
    • <div> ... </div>
    • <span> ... </span>
    • <p> ... </p>
    • <textblock> ... </textblock>
    • <blockquote> ...</blockquote>
     
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 10,758   +4,566

    I liked it back when tables were all that was needed. *Sigh* Those were ancient times though.

    <table>
    <tr><td></td></tr>
    </table>
     

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