The Gutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ project is a fundamental shift for WordPress. We recognise that there will be a transition period as everyone adjusts to building plugins, themes, and sites using these new tools. To ease the transition for businesses and entrepreneurs, it’s been mentioned that the Classic Editor plugin would be maintained into the future. To give everyone more clarity on how long that’s likely to be, we’d like to add a date to how long the Classic Editor plugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party will be supported.
The Classic Editor plugin will be officially supported until December 31, 2021.
During that time we will make sure that Gutenberg works seamlessly with existing WordPress infrastructure. That could include tools for testing and updating code, tutorials and additional documentation, or new compatibility layers. What is eventually created will be based on community feedback.
Since the Classic Editor plugin is central in this transition, we are considering including it with upgrades to WordPress 5.0. New WordPress installs would still add it manually, and we’ve included it in the Featured Plugins list to increase visibility. If you have thoughts on this idea, please leave a comment.
- What does “officially supported” mean? It will be guaranteed to work as expected in the most recent major release A release, identified by the first two numbers (3.6), which is the focus of a full release cycle and feature development. WordPress uses decimaling count for major release versions, so 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, and 3.1 are sequential and comparable in scope. of WordPress, and the major release before it.
- Can this date be extended? In 2021 we will evaluate continuing maintenance of the plugin, based on usage. We expect continued maintenance to be fairly trivial.
- Will other fallbacks (for example, Custom Post Types, or Meta Boxes) work in Core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. for the next three years? While it will still be possible for CPTs and Meta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. Boxes to be marked incompatible with the block Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. editor, future WordPress releases will move this functionality to the Classic Editor plugin. When this happens, WordPress will recommend that site owners install and activate the Classic Editor plugin when a fallback is triggered.