WordPress 5.0 and the Gutenberg Editor
The release of WordPress 5.0 included the biggest change to WordPress in years. The new editor, known as Gutenberg, overhauls the body field central to WordPress posts. Gutenberg organizes the body field into a series of blocks that allow content editors to more easily see separation between their paragraphs and more complex content like image galleries, tables, and embedded videos. Gutenberg also prioritizes a clear data structure so that each block has organized and easy-to-theme markup.
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The release of 5.0 changes the default editing experience. You may have to manually adjust your content to take full advantage of all Gutenberg has to offer. Things like shortcodes, for example, can move to their own blocks. The earlier you start testing this change to the editor, the easier the transition will be and the sooner you can start delivering content in new ways.
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