Recent WordPress Updates and What You Need To Know


If you have logged into your WordPress site recently, things might look a bit different than you remember.

This is because WordPress 5.0 introduced a block style editor called Gutenberg. This new editor primarily effects how you create blog posts on your site. But, you can also use it to customize pages.

A quick note: if your website was built by us (ConvienNet) then you may already have a different block style page editor in place. No fear, the page editor we use is completely compatible with Gutenberg.

So what does Gutenberg do? Well, the main objective is to break your content into blocks. These blocks can be resized, rearranged, and stacked into whatever order you want. So now instead of adding an image and trying to center it above your text, it will just add itself to a block that you can control independently from the paragraphs below. Also, as you type, you will notice that each paragraph ends up in its own block.

Another great feature is the option to add blocks of html, social media badges and content, and much more.

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So what do I need to do now?

You have two choices as of the writing of this article. First, simply try out Gutenberg and overcome the learning curve. After a few test posts, you should find it fairly easy to use. The alternative? We can temporarily disable the new editor and restore the old one. I say temporarily because the creators of WordPress have made it known that eventually there might not be a choice but to use Gutenberg. This might be a great option if you have a lot of editors and writers working on your site and you need time to train and adjust.

Want to disable Gutenberg and need some help? Send us a quick message by clicking here!

Hopefully, this article can shed some light on the new look of WordPress. While Gutenberg is here to stay, it is also in its infancy. If you have any specific questions about the new block editor or about WordPress in general, sent me an email at

You can read more about specific features of Gutenberg from WordPress directly by clicking here.

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