Back in early December 2018, WordPress quietly rolled out WordPress 5.0 with the long-discussed major shift in Editor (code-named “Gutenberg”). Though some people — judging by Comment threads and forum posts — were rather apprehensive, I found that the process of Upgrading was quick and painless, especially if I installed the Classic Editor Plugin first.
WordPress 5.0’s Gutenberg Editor is (and will probably be for a while?) rather basic, and not yet “for everybody”, so the ability to leave it in its old familiar interface for a while yet is comforting to those who don’t feel the new Editor interface works well with their site’s editing process. WordPress’s Matt Mullenweg has stated that the Classic Editor will remain in operation for another 2 years, which should give WordPress plenty of time to work out the kinks in the new “Blocks” based Editor.
All 3Cstudio Managed Hosting WordPress sites are now running WordPress 5.0.3 (the latest version as of today’s date) without any hitches to speak of.