WordPress 5.0

The site has been upgraded to WordPress 5.0.

  • Word on the streets was that it was not going to be released until the new year, so it will be interesting to see how the WP community reacts to that.
  • There was a new version of the parent theme Twenty Sixteen, but I had carefully followed the guidelines and created my own child theme, and there were no problems upgrading it.
  • There is also a new theme Twenty Nineteen, but it doesn’t have a sidebar. The site is designed around a sidebar, and I don’t think I will be able to use it.
  • Most of the fuss is around the new editor, which I am using for the first time. These are early days, but it does not look like a big deal to me.

Author: Philip Sheard

Philip Sheard has been working in IT for over 40 years, and on this project for the last 20. His current skills include Java, Android, Objective-C, iOS, PHP, MySQL, ASP.Net, SQL Server, HTML, CSS, Apache and WordPress.