We have completed the upgrade of WordPress, which is used for sites.middlebury.edu and sites.miis.edu to version 5.0.3. WordPress 5 is a complete redevelopment of the editor, named “Gutenberg”, which now features a new “block” system for working with media assets and complex markup.
Here is a Lynda course on WordPress 5 to help you get started with this new editor. Skip ahead to section 2, Content Management, as the introductory sections don’t apply to our environment. There is more information about the new features of WordPress 5 in the official announcement blog post. This version also includes a new theme, Twenty Nineteen, which is available for you to use.
Workaround: Get the Classic Editor Back
The new Block Editor has a block for the Classic Editor. Here’s how to add it to your post.