WordPress Users – Gutenberg is Coming

Thanks to Toby Cryns for alerting me to this important update to WordPress.  Unfortunately, not all updates are well received (2.5 out of 5 stars currently), and since Gutenberg is going to dramatically change the user interface, you may want to look into this before it’s too late.  This is happening whether you like it or not, a la Windows 8 (remember the fun (:-?> of the new tiled interface?) 

Details on this update are available in this article from Small Business Trends.  Do NOT allow Gutenberg to go live until you read this because it may break your site. Test first!  This is NOT a minor change. Once you migrate to the new layout, you cannot uninstall it, you would have to restore your original site from backups.

For now, installing the Classic Editor WordPress Plugin will keep everything as it is – for now.  I took a chance and set the Classic Editor on a couple of my sites, but took the Gutenberg upgrade on a third, and then went in to play with it.  Frankly, it’s not that hard or scary, but still – you may want to set up a test site and play with this a while first.

Here’s the latest video tutorial.



About the Author:

Cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. Serving small business owners in the St Paul, Minneapolis, and western Wisconsin area since 2001. Cybersecurity and hacking have been a passion of mine since I entered the computer and networking business in 2000. I hold several cybersecurity certifications including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Advanced Security Pratitioner (CASP), and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). Other computer industry certifications include A+, Network+ and Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE). As Cybersecurity Analyst at The WyzCo Group, I help our clients experience high levels of security on their computers, networks, and websites. In addition to consulting on security products and services, we also conduct security audits, vulnerability assessments and full penetration tests. We also work with companies and organizations that need to certify compliance with regulations such as PCI-DSS (credit card processing), HIPAA/HITECH (medical records), and GLBA. We also provide Cybersecurity Awareness Training for clients and their employees. I am a frequent speakers at cybersecurity conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference, the (ISC)2 World Congress, and the ISSA International Conference, and many local community organizations, Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2008.
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