Upgrading to WordPress 5.0

Well much awaited version of WordPress is out. Love it or hate it, you have to deal with it now.

Since I started as WordPress Developer, honestly this is the first time I was scared to death upgrading the site to the latest version.

Upgrading my first client website went smoothly without much hassle. But I had been keeping a keen eye on all the plugins that I use and how they were coping with latest version of WordPress.

So here is my take on how to handle upgrading your site to WordPress 5.1.1.

  1. Make sure you have complete backup of your website. If you haven’t back it up. Make sure it includes all site and database.
  2. Upgrade your Core first
  3. Then upgrade all plugins
  4. If your theme isn’t Gutenberg friendly then add Classic Editor plugin to default back to classic editor
  5. Make sure website is running as expected

Well moving forward there are lot of challenges and making sure all the theme is Gutenberg friendly. In the meantime I will be keeping an eye on how everything develops. I hope Gutenberg will be optional or at least Class Editor Plugin is supported until we have enough time to convert all theme to support Gutenberg editor.

About Author

I am Robin - WordPress Developer based in Sydney. I work as Digital Developer. I do some projects now and then, and love blogging about WordPress and Web Design.