WordPress has released a new maintenance update today to WordPress : version 4.9.8.
WordPress Version 4.9.8 maintanance mode has been released
WordPress Version 4.9.8 comes with maintenance fixes which the WordPress core team deemed impactful enough to warrant a release. The “Try Gutenberg” button is available on the dashboard page of wp-admin.Which can be now available as plugin.You can take Gutenburg for a spin (and share your feedback, if you’d like) before they officially release it.By installing it as a plugin.You can help by testing, filing bugs, or contributing on the Githubberg.
In WordPress 4.9.8, the callout will be shown to the following users:
- If Gutenberg is not installed or activated, the callout will be shown to Admin users on single sites, and Super Admin users on multisites.
- If the Gutenberg is installed and activated, the callout will be shown to Contributor users and above.
- If the Classic Editor plugin is installed and activated, the callout will be hidden for all users.
This “Try Gutenberg“is an opportunity for users to use the Gutenberg block editor before it is released in WordPress 5.0.If you don’t want to use this right now you can switch it to classic Editor.The new editor will be enabled by default in the next major release of WordPress.If you are not sure how compatible your current themes and plugins are, they have covered it.Install the classic editor plugin to keep using thw current editor until you are ready to make the switch.
The goal is to make more users aware of Gutenberg and to gather more testing and feedback before the new editor lands in core. The prompt will include a prominent button that users can click to install the Gutenberg plugin, along with links for where to learn more and how to report issues.
Download WordPress 4.9.8 or venture over to Dashboard → Updates and click “Update Now.” Sites that support automatic background updates are already beginning to update automatically.