The WP Minute – Episode 105

The WP Minute – Episode 105

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This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 105

WordPress 5.0 Beta 5 is out. For those of you that still haven’t heard, the full release was moved to November 27th, so we have a bit more time to get ready for the release. Beta 5 includes more fixes as well as integrating the latest version of Gutenberg. It also resolved the last PHP 7.3 compatibility issue, which is great. I still think that I and many others might wait until the 5.0.1 or 5.0.2 release before upgrading.

Over on the 10up blog, they talk about testing out the Gutenberg publishing user flow. They conducted the tests using a service called Userfeel and admit that the version of Gutenberg they used was 3.9.1. In the end, the usability score was on the high end of acceptable. The tests weren’t too in depth, but it is an interesting read.

Speaking of Gutenberg, there are 24 themes with full Gutenberg support and that number is growing all the time. I tested my own personal blog with Gutenberg and found that I had to use blank spacers everywhere to get it to look nice, so hopefully, the developers work quickly to add support for the output generated by Gutenberg. Check out WPTavern for all the details.

That’s it for today’s WP Minute, thank you all for watching.

WordPress 5.0 Beta 5
Testing Gutenberg Publishing User Flow
Full Gutenberg Compatibility

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