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The new WordPress

The new version of WordPress looks a little different to the old one. Slowly but surely, most WordPress sites are moving across to this new system as the bugs and gremlins are ironed out and settled down by the tens of thousands of volunteers and community members who build WordPress (yes, it’s an amazing system, that – generally – keeps getting better!)

We have been keeping a close eye on the developments and we’re generally moving most of our new sites to this new system, except for certain reasons/systems that we use.

There’s good and bad about the new system. For the first few months I’d say it was mostly bad. Now it’s mostly good. And getting better! The editing experience should be easier, simpler and with more control. You can drag and drop the order of things and you should be able to see what you’re doing a lot more clearly than previously.

The new system uses ‘Blocks’. For each of your blocks you can choose from a myriad of ‘types’: a paragraph of text (default), a heading, an image, and quite a lot of others!

I’ll be writing here a lot more about this new system in the coming weeks/months, so stay tuned!

If you are using the old system and would like to experiment with, or change to, the new system – let me know.