2019 and WordPress 5.0 “Bebo” is here

The latest major upgrade for WordPress is 5.0 is named in homage to the pioneering Cuban jazz musician Bebo Valdés.
It features some big changes for the editor using a block-based editing system and unsurprisingly, general simplification for creating content.

This makes it simpler for users to create and publish content. It creates more flexibility for how content can be displayed and is a huge advantage for users who might not have the technical experience to produce layouts.

If you are a business owner and like to be hands-on or want your team to maintain your website then this is good news as its giving more control to those who are new or inexperienced to WordPress.

It will also continue to support experienced users and developers who like to code websites and build customised solutions.

As wordpress.org confirms:

If you’re more of an HTML and CSS sort of person, then the blocks won’t stand in your way. WordPress is here to simplify the process, not the outcome.
The current dashboard view below now referred to as ‘Classic’ by wordpress.org

What if you don’t like change and just want to keep it classic?

Then you can choose to work with the original dashboard – for now.
WordPress will be supporting this classic feature until 2021.