WordPress 5.0 or Gutenberg is scheduled to be released on Thursday, December 6th, 2018 just in time for WordCamp US in Nashville. This is the largest update to WordPress in over a decade.
We recommend creating a backup of your website before this or any update. We are installing the Classic Editor on our clients’ WordPress sites in case there are any issues with the update.
Gutenberg will change the way the editor works in WordPress. This upgrade should improve the functionality of WordPress. However, not all plugins are ready for the update. The Classic Editor plugin should make the 5.0 upgrade identical to the 4.9.8 version to allow time for testing each client’s individual website.
For more information about the WordPress 5.0 update, visit WordPress.org.