WordPress 5.0 “Bebo” is released to-day (Dec 6) despite loud criticism from some developers & business agencies . Since its a major release, develops are taking extreme care even after its release.
WordPress 5.0 Beta 1 was released on October 24. I downloaded and setup a new test-site. In my initial evaluation, it throw error while saving file or opening a existing file for edit. I had got few plugins running on the site as well. It could be because of one of those plugins.
Back Up Before Update
I plan to backup all the site before updating to WordPress 5.0. Until some of the plugins I am currently using are ready for Gutenberg editor, I plan to use Classic editor. My My Notes and Demo sites will be upgraded to WordPress 5.0 with Gutenberg editor.
Twenty Nineteen Theme
I am also evaluating Twenty Nineteen theme, which is getting better too. Overall I really like its minimalist design with headless appearance. However, I am going wait until its final release and customize it for my personal use. Some show case examples include:
Note: This post is cross-posted in My Notes site.