WordPress 5.0 Beta 1 Update

Some keen-eyed WordPress watchers have noticed that we’ve past the original Beta 1 release date of October 19, without a new date being announced. I apologise for the lack of communication here, we were so focussed on fixing the last few blockers for Beta 1, that we (I) completely lost track of time. 😉

The good news is, we have a new release date! Beta 1 will be released October 24, 2018, which is… today!

The WordPress 5.0 nightly build has been updated to include the major changes you’ll see in Beta 1, including:

  • The Gutenberg block editor as the default editor.
  • The new default theme, Twenty Nineteen.
  • All previous default themes updated to include block editor styles.

You can get a head start on testing by installing the nightly build, or wait until later today when WordPress 5.0 Beta 1 will be released!