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WordPress has released a new editor, Gutenberg! Named after the inventor of the printing press, WordPress created Gutenberg with the hopes of replacing the current visual editor, which requires users to utilize shortcodes and HTML, with a much more powerful version. The goal of this new editor is to start embracing “little blocks” and to make page editing easier for users. To learn more about the new editor, visit the WordPress Gutenberg playground.

Release Schedule

November 15, 2017 Trunk is open for business. (Post-4.9)
TBD 5.0 Kickoff meeting.
TBD Last chance to merge feature projects.
TBD Beta 1 and feature project merge deadline.
From this point on, no more commits for any new enhancements or feature requests in this release cycle, only bug fixes and inline documentation. Work can continue on enhancements/feature requests not completed and committed by this point, and can be picked up for commit again at the start of WordPress 5.1.
TBD Beta 2.
TBD Beta 3.
TBD Beta 4.
TBD Release candidate and soft string freeze.
TBD Final release candidate if needed and hard string freeze.
TBD Dry run for release of WordPress 5.0 and 24 hour code freeze.
TBD Target date for release of WordPress 5.0.


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