In this guide we will learn about upgrade from old version to new Gutenberg wordpress version. New wordpress version is similar as other self hosted CMS like hubspot, wix but you can host wordpress 5 on your any hosting account.
What is new in WordPress 5:
Redesigned Editor:- Now WP 5 version has been coming with Gutenberg WordPress Editor with the replace of the classic WordPress editor and majorly used for the post and page to make fast and own design templates.
Content Blocks:- The Gutenberg Editor has number of blocks to add content with more flexibility and display. These blocks are included Paragraph, Heading, Quote, Image, Gallery, Video, Cover, Audio, List, Button, Columns, Code and more.
How to update to WordPress 5:
1. Make complete backup of website:- Before upgrading or planning to upgrade wordpress websites first you need to create a backup of wordpress database and entire files to ensure you are safer side because something upgrade will destroy the website specially when planning to upgrade lower version to wordpress 5 version.
2. Make Staging Server:- Try to create staging server on local system or on the sub-domain to upgrade and test all functionality before going to make it live site which is good habit and keep away to loss customers & reputation.
3. Check Theme & Plugin Support:- You will have to make sure on staging server your theme & plugin that is paid or free supporting or not supporting to WordPress Gutenberg Editor and handle content blocks.
4. Confirm All Used Short-code Working:- you need to check all short-code which you are using to enhancing theme or custom functionality. If you will find any absolute function then you will need to use updated function in replace of old absolute function and write your changes any place for further use.
5. Now go for update:- In the wp dashboard you will see theme, wordpress and plugin all required updated. First you should update wp version than theme if required and than plugins. Some of plugins or theme shows database update notification that must need to update before go at front-end.
All of points will help you to upgrade your wp website or eCommerce website in new version. If you are getting any issues in wordpress website upgrade, you can inquire now for our best wordpress development package.