Gutenberg / WP 5.0 launches today. Here’s what you need to know.

Tempted to hit the update button? You might want to wait.

WordPress 5.0, including the new Gutenberg post editor experience, is scheduled to launch today at noon EST per the folks at WordPress.org. Originally projected to release in early-mid 2018, technical hurdles and very mixed feedback have delayed its release. With WordCamp US coming up this weekend, the powers that be have decided that, ready or not, now is the time.

WordCamp US is this weekend. We understand that presents a great opportunity for Matt Mullenweg and the folks at Automattic to showcase the next big thing on WordPress’ biggest stage. Other things right over the horizon: the largest international holiday season of the year.

These two factors together mean that while it might be a great opportunity for hype, it’s a potential nightmare for a lot of WordPress users and developers. How so? Check out our sister site, Ninja Forms, for more info.

Not a lot will change right now for Ninja Shop… but there  are big plans in the near future!

Being as new a thing as it is right now, we’ve been focusing more on the nuts and bolts of bringing you the easiest and best experience possible for starting your online store. That means Gutenberg functionality hasn’t been much on our radar outside of making sure nothing should break.

We do have big plans, though! Look forward to many new features over the horizon as we begin syncing up with the new editor experience.

We’re here if you need us!

We’ll be in Nashville at WordCamp US this weekend and hope to see you there as well. We’ll also be monitoring support all weekend as best we’re able. If you do run the update and have any issues with Ninja Shop, let us know.

Questions? Ask away in the comments below!

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