As the release of WordPress 5.0 grows near, there’s panic in the air regarding theme preparation. Fortunately, most of the panic is unnecessary. WordPress 5.0 will be backwards compatible, as all major WordPress releases have been. Meaning, the update “should” not break your WordPress theme. However, there are always exceptions.
Organic Themes has always developed products with “no added hormones”. We believe less is more, and focus on optimizing our products for WordPress specific features and functionality. As a result, Organic Themes are prepared for Gutenberg. However, there are additional steps that can be taken to optimize your WordPress theme for the new WordPress 5.0 content editor. We’ll get to that. But first, let’s make sure you understand what Gutenberg is, and why it’s a big deal. If you already know, skip ahead.