Just upgraded to WordPress 5.02. There were a couple of minor tweaks required on our site for old posts, but nothing earth shattering.
The Gutenberg editor is off until I have a look at the effects on the theme and the old posts. However it is likely that I’ll rejig the theme to support more types of presentation.
I have to say that creating The Standard as a very conformant site with very selective and simple plugins really pays off. The upgrades are essentially painless.
However we have been running with this theme since 2010, with the only significiant changes being to shift the width from 1024 pixels to 1280 and to shift some of the display from pixel images to CSS3.
But meanwhile the screens have gotten wider, the effects a lot more effective and the load speeds faster. I’m looking at this on a 4k screen that 3840 pixels wide and that has a graphic processing unit that has enough grunt to mine digital currencies.
So the theme is going to get enhanced slowly. Currently I have no long projects in the pipeline nor long periods offshore doing installations and onsite testing – pretty much all that I have been doing for the last 6 years. Time to upgrade. However I’m not planning on making the look and feel shift too much. It will be an evolution rather than a revolution.
Really the only planned distraction this year is likely to be this cable chewer called Mort who has now been dewormed, vaccinated, and shortly to be microchipped.
Let me know if you notice anything that isn’t working.