If you use WordPress, you’re likely familiar with the new Gutenberg editor that is coming soon. They just released version 4.1 of the editor and consider it “feature complete”, meaning it’s getting close to being added to WordPress.
Read more about what’s coming with Gutenberg on this post from the Make WordPress blog.
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Gutenberg version 4.1 was just released. If you’ve been testing it out, you’ll certainly want to update to this new version. It has some nice minor updates, such as support for video backgrounds in the cover blocks and some style and usability fixes, but the big news is that they’re now considering it to be “feature complete”. It will be a big part of WordPress 5.0, which is tentatively scheduled to be released on November 19.
If you run or manage a WordPress site and aren’t familiar with Gutenberg, go look it up and learn what’s going on. It’s a great new editing system for WordPress and a solid step forward, but it’s a big change. There are ways to prevent it from taking over your editor when WordPress 5.0 launches, but you need to be prepared for it either way.
There have been many gripes about Gutenberg over the past year of development — some legit, some less legit — but it’s coming regardless. Go test it and play with it, and enjoy the benefits it can bring to your site.