WordPress – BIG Change in 5.0 Version

Many companies and people use WordPress to create their websites.  With many, many different themes to select, one can truly create something unique with their site.  WordPress has just launched its newest version, 5.0, also called Bebo (previously known as their Project Gutenberg) with a big update.

2018-12-12-Introducing WordPress 5.0

We have been playing around with the Bebo version during their preparation.  (Feel free to check out a fun site where we experimented with Bebo by using their Gutenberg app: Foof The Cat.)  The biggest change is the new focus on blocks throughout your blog, which you can also use throughout your site.  It was great to see how WordPress have responded to feedback during the build time and have added many needs.

Watch their overall video for the broad scope of the change:

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No Reviews On Your Site?

Review and testimonial posts on your site may seem challenging to get, but they can really help your site!  We just came across some great ideas to get responses from your clients and/or customers.  The article, “Attract New Business by Adding Testimonials to Your Website,” presents methods to get one for your site.

Client Feedback

While certain parts of this article are focused on using WordPress’s Jetpack, many of the ideas can be used with however your site is set up.  Most importantly, the section on “How to ask clients for testimonials” has some great suggestions.  Here are some of the takeaways:

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What is Gutenberg for WordPress?

Gutenberg by WordPressWordPress recently announced that it has created a simple way to edit and add content on your site called Gutenberg. From WordPress: “We call the new editor Gutenberg. The entire editing experience has been rebuilt for media-rich pages and posts. Experience the flexibility that Blocks will bring, whether you are building your first site, or write code for a living.”

Gutenberg is currently offered as an application.  Coming soon, it will be included with all updates when WordPress moves to the 5.0 version, which is planned to be released by the end of 2018.

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