WordPress released version 5.0 on December 6th, 2018. This was a major feature release & we expected it to cause many issues with a large number of plugins & themes. The main component/change of 5.0 is the Gutenberg editor - https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/

Based on our first rounds of random internal testing, we have found many issues that have caused us to delay our update push.

WPCloud WON'T be automatically updating our clients installs, we will hold off on that update until Feb. 10, 2019. Here are what we consider to be important points;

- To allow for extensive testing & bug fixes by theme & plugin authors & to protect our clients against site issues, we won't be updating installs to 5+ until Feb. 10, 2019

- WordPress 5+ is a major feature release, it won't be automatically updated

- If any security fixes are included in version 5.0, those same security fixes will be included in 4.9.+ versions. Updating to version 5.0 isn't required to get the security fixes on your 4.9.+ install.

- Starting on Dec. 7, we will make dev & staging sites available to clients for all installs. This will allow your team to extensively test version 5 before we push the update live on Feb. 10, 2019

- At this time, it's our recommendation that you do not update to version 5+.  Please note that if you choose to update to version 5.0 before Feb. 10, it will be at your own risk.

- The main change in version 5+ is the editor. Before updating, we recommend installing the Classic Editor plugin. By default, it will hide all traces of the new Block editor and the Gutenberg editor including the Dashboard widget asking the users to try it - https://wordpress.org/plugins/classic-editor/

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

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