Will WordPress 5.0’s Gutenberg break your website?

There is a very good chance that it will unless you take some precautions.

WordPress powers approximately 35% of all websites. The latest major version, 5.0, is scheduled to be released this week. The new Gutenberg editor changes the existing WordPress editor.

This change impacts existing page building frameworks such as WPBakery, Divi, SiteOrigin and many others as well as classic editor content. What does that mean for many people out there? Well since it is critical that WordPress stays up to date for the sake of your website security, a majority of hosting companies will automatically update WordPress. How many people have no idea if that impacts them or not? That number is very high in our estimation.

Automatic Update + Incompatible Technology = Broken Website

HNC Digital has taken all the necessary precautions for our clients to ensure that their websites are not impacted by this major WordPress update. If you want us to take a look at your website or make the necessary updates for Gutenberg, please contact us.