Prepare for WordPress 5

WordPress 5.0 is coming! It was scheduled to launch November 19, 2018.  The launch date is now listed as TBD, but it’s expected to launch by January 2019 at the latest.  Here’s my plan for preparing for Gutenberg so that your site has no or limited downtime.

wordpress.org versus wordpress.com

If you’re new to WordPress you might be dismayed to find that there are two WordPress websites, WordPress.org and WordPress.com. Both sites provide resources for people that want WordPress blogs or websites. The key differences are hosting and restrictions.

WordPress

WordPress 5 is scheduled to be released this year.  It’s NOT a typical release.  It contains one change that’s causing a huge amount of debate.  WordPress 5 will replace the editor with an entirely new system.

Why

In a recent security scan of a client’s site we found a mystery file located at the root of the WordPress installation. It’s a ssv3_directory.php file. A little Internet research lead me to believe that it’s a file that BlueHost installs. So I started asking some questions . . .