Today is a big day for WordPress users: WordPress 5 is now available.
Version 5 brings the new Gutenberg editor to WordPress. If you’re unfamiliar with the new editor, the official launch post is a good place to start.
Here’s the intro video from WordPress.org
I have good news for UpStream users: UpStream is not impacted by Gutenberg at all. If you update to 5.0, you won’t see any issues related to UpStream.
However, I do urge you to be careful when updating to version 5. This is probably the biggest update in the history of WordPress. Things will break. We develop other plugins and at least one of those is broken because of features that are missing in Gutenberg.
There’s no need to rush and update your sites to WordPress 5. This release contains no security fixes – only new features. I know a lot of WordPress professionals and hosting companies are waiting until January to update. If you want to update now, be sure to try the update on a test site.
If you have any questions about UpStream and Gutenberg, please feel free to contact our team.