This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 62
Matt Mullenweg has posted an update entitled A Plan for 5.0 on Make dot WordPress dot org. He talks about how Gutenberg has 490 thousand active sites and counting and how “in some ways, 5.0 is already de facto out in the wild”.
The primary goals include triaging major bugs, refining Gutenberg design, updating default themes, finishing up Twenty Nineteen, the new Gutenberg ready default theme and so much more.
Even if you are a casual WordPress news buff, this is a post to read. It is so important as it really highlights some of the shift that is happening with the publishing software so many of us use.
It looks like the 5.0 release of WordPress is still expected out by the end of the year, something that has Carl Hancock of rocketgenus a little worried. He asks that WordPress 5.0 be released after the New Year so that his team can enjoy the holidays.
I have to agree with Carl. We support over one hundred websites and this update, if it includes any security updates, will be a high priority to roll out, and the last thing I want to do is to work over Christmas… again.
That’s it for today’s WP Minute, thank you all for watching.