Our office has quite a few businesses with Wordpress websites. Even though we have hired people who know how to work with Wordpress, no one has done any training in preparation for Wordpress 5.0 and Gutenberg. I am working on a strategy for making sure the transition goes as smooth as possible.
I would like to hear the opinions of those who work for businesses with many content authors. I know the Wordpress Gutenberg Team has a plugin I can install so we can start training now, but reviewers suggest it is breaking other plugins so my plan is not to use it.
Here is what I am thinking of doing when 5.0 goes live:
- Spin-off each site into a separate test environment install with Wordpress 5.0 Gutenberg and all plugins updated for 5.0. This test environment is for Gutenberg training/QA purposes only and will be deleted when everyone is up to speed.
- I keep our current Wordpress test and production environments they way they are so content editors can keep working on their sites unimpeded until they are ready for Gutenberg.
- When we are ready - update our test environments to 5.0 (including updating plugins) do QA and UAT. Update production environments to 5.0 (including updating plugins) do QA and UAT.
I'd like to hear what you think of my plan and what your plans are. My goal is to make sure the transition to Gutenberg has the least impact on our businesses/people.