Remkus’ Roundup: Are you ready for WordPress 5.0?

October 5, 2018
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Welcome to the first of my weekly Remkus’ Roundup post. This is the beginning of a series where I’ll share what’s happening in the WordPress community. Let’s start with this week!

The road to WordPress 5.0

The most important news of this week revolves around two blog posts over at the Make WordPress Core blog. The first one is from Matt Mullenweg in which he explains his plan for WordPress 5.0.

In case you’ve missed it, WordPress 5.0 is considered a major release with the inclusion of a completely new editor experience named Gutenberg. We’re very excited about the possibilities that Gutenberg adds to WordPress. So much so, that if you’ve activated the Gutenberg plugin on your site, we’ve added two blocks to the editor already.

Matt Mullenweg explains in his post what the road towards 5.0 is going to look like. He also explains how the Core team is going to make sure all angles are covered via various focused teams. One of those teams, the JavaScript Packages team, will be led by our CTO: Omar Reiss. Omar will focus on integrating JavaScript packages on NPM.

Following Mullenweg’s post, the second post I’d like to highlight is Gary Pendergast’s post on the same blog. It’s about the Proposed WordPress 5.0 scope and schedule. In it, he outlines a proposed schedule that looks like this:

  • Beta 1: October 19, 2018
  • RC 1: October 30, 2018
  • Release: November 19, 2018

Meaning, that if all goes well, WordPress 5.0 will be available before the end the year. I myself, couldn’t be more excited about this!

Bonus blog post: Gary Pendergast’s call to action post on his own blog about to get involved with the integration of Gutenberg into WordPress 5.0 is worth a read as well.

WordCamp Europe tickets

The next edition of WordCamp Europe will take place in Berlin next year. WordCamp Europe holds a special place in my heart, as I’m one of the co-founders. For that reason, I’m pretty excited about what the seventh edition will look like. If you’ve never been there, I highly recommend you take a look at what we did for this year’s edition. Without a doubt, we’ll do our best to make next year’s edition even better!

Tickets are being released in batches, so get them while they’re hot 🙂 . See you in Berlin?

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