WordPress version 5.0 is now officially released. By introducing a new block editor, it will change the way people edit their website content considerably. The new editor allows you to layout your text, images and other media in many new creative ways, but it is also more complex to start using.
We would normally update sites using our Managed WordPress to the latest version automatically, once the new release has been “in the wild” for a few days (in case there are any last minute bugs that slipped through all the testing). However we will delay a little longer this time, and more importantly, we will automatically install and activate theClassic Editor plugin along with the new WordPress core update. By default your content editor will remain exactly as it is.
You can switch to the new editor if and when you are ready at the click of a button within the WordPress dashboard. The Classic Editor will NOT overwrite the new block editor, but will allow you to also use the Classic Editor as an alternative for as long as you want to (technically until 2022 when it will be retired).
The new editor (called Gutenburg) will take some time to get used to, if you have always used the built-in editor, but many premium themes include a block editor so for many customers, it may already be familiar.
As always our Managed WordPress service makes a daily backup of your site so your website can be restored at the click of a button if any compatibility issues arise
Wordcamps are a chance for everyone to learn, share knowledge and celebrate WordPress together.
Typically there a bunch of talks by WordPress users, experts, contributors and developers, and you pick the ones you’re most interested in. 2020Media has both sponsored and attended the London WordCamp for the last 2 years.
WordCamp Brighton 2016 will run over two days. You can attend one or both of the days. Cost for the entire conference is just £20 per person. Tickets are on sale now.
Saturday 23rd July 2016
Saturday is the main conference day. It’ll be a full day of informative talks on diverse topics related to WordPress. Food and refreshments are provided throughout the day.
Saturday night is the afterparty. This is a relaxed social event where you can meet others and network with the WordPress community.
Sunday 24th July 2016
Sunday is contributor day. There’ll be talks, workshops and you’ll get the chance to help make WordPress even better.
You can contribute to many different areas of WordPress, depending on your interests. It’s an opportunity to collaborate with people in a similar field to you. Or you might discover an entirely new area of interest. Find out about the different contributor groups here.