WordPress 5.0 is Here and ProPhoto is Ready

It’s been a long time in the making, but WordPress 5.0 is here! There’s been a ton of buzz surrounding this update, and you probably have some questions, so let’s dive right in.

Will ProPhoto 7 work with WordPress 5.0?

Yes! Our development team has been hard at work to ensure that ProPhoto 7 is compatible with WordPress 5.0. With ProPhoto 7, your site will continue to function as it does now and you will be able to use the new Gutenberg Editor (more on that in a bit). However, you won’t be able to add ProPhoto galleries or grids into the new editor quite yet. But we will be updating ProPhoto 7 in the very near future (one to two weeks) to make that possible!

What if I use an older version of ProPhoto?

You’re covered. We’ve tested older versions of ProPhoto (including 4, 5, and 6), and sites created with them will still work with WordPress 5.0. You can use the new Gutenberg Editor with any of the older ProPhoto versions; however, you will need to use the WordPress Classic Editor plugin to add or edit any ProPhoto items that you insert into the content of posts and pages.

While older versions will work, now would be a great time to upgrade to ProPhoto 7. 🙂 ProPhoto 7 and WordPress 5.0 are built on the same technology so they work better together–both now and in the future, compared to older ProPhoto versions.

What’s new in WordPress 5.0?

The big change everyone’s talking about is the Gutenberg Editor, which will alter the way you edit pages in WordPress as well as how your plugins and themes interact with WordPress. In a nutshell, the Gutenberg Editor is a block-based editor that lets you build your site’s posts and pages using individual blocks for text, images, videos, buttons, widgets, and more. You’ll be able to drag and drop blocks to rearrange them and have more flexibility and control.

You’ll want to give yourself some time to adjust to this new interface, but don’t worry–if you’re not quite ready to make the switch, you can keep using the Classic Editor by installing the official Classic Editor plugin.

How will ProPhoto 7 integrate with the Gutenberg Editor?

We took the Gutenberg Editor for a test-drive with ProPhoto 7 and we think they complement each other quite nicely. Once we push our soon-to-be released update, you will be able to insert ProPhoto grids and galleries directly into the Gutenberg Editor screen, and you’ll likely have to create fewer page layouts in ProPhoto, since Gutenberg Editor’s blocks and other features let you build more robust pages right within WordPress. So instead of using ProPhoto 7 to create page layouts, you can focus on using it to customize and design the style of your site.

There’s plenty more to say about the updates coming to WordPress, but for now, know that ProPhoto is ready and we’ve got you covered through all the changes.

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