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ITS plans to update all Canisius WordPress sites to WordPress 5.0 on Friday, January 4. The major change for users is the new block editor, which will replace the traditional editor for creating posts and pages. This will also change the process for using Divi’s Page Builder to build pages (or posts).

For most users who use the WordPress editor (and not the Divi Builder), you will likely find the new block editor to be intuitive but anticipate spending extra time to learn the editor and its features. When using Divi to construct posts and pages, you will need to learn to use the Divi Visual Builder (which is also available in the current version of WordPress). If you use Divi for simple page construction jobs, you may find you no longer need the Divi builder, since WordPress’s new block editor is a simpler but similar system where you can arrange content into blocks and columns.

If you have any questions about WordPress or Divi, contact the Center for Online Learning & Innovation at

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning & Innovation