Here are three steps I have taken:
- Back up website
- Setup a staging site to play around with Gutenberg editor until the website is just so.
- Install the Classic Editor plugin and 5.0 will be indistinguishable from 4.9.8 for your posting and editing experience, and you’ll still get the other improvements and fixes that have gone into 5.0. Classic Editor is supported until 2022, and now allows you to switch between Classic and Gutenberg on a per-user or per-post level.
- Update to WordPress 5.0
- Test all critical functions to ensure website is working as expected
How about you?
This update is expected to be a rough one, so at the very least, be sure to get a backup of your website!