WordPress 4.9 – Tipton
Earlier this week WordPress 4.9 – Tipton – was released. For clients this means that websites will be updated today or tomorrow. And as always I will keep an eye out to see if updating goes without a hitch. For developers as myself, WordPress 4.9 offers a number of improvements -especially as far as layout is concerned- which will simplify the work flow.
“Tipton” is the last major release before the new generation of WordPress is rolled out. WordPress 5.0 will introduce the Gutenberg editor; a radical new approach of both the editor and the overall WordPress structure. The release is planned for 2018 (my guess is around May/June.)
WordPress 5.0 – Gutenberg
The WordPress community looks at the Gutenberg project both with interest and hope as with concern. The WordPress economy is a multi billion euro/dollar industry; from small mum&dad webstore companies to multi-nationals with complex website structures. Plus the developers, webmanagers and other operations whose income fully relies on WordPress related services. The Gutenberg project is a source of concern and there is much discussion and rejection.
I am sure everything will turn out okay. And from what I have seen so far, Gutenberg looks very promising. As for now, with version 4.9 we have made another big step forwards.