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People amaze me. Sometimes, that’s a good thing because their achievements, their humanity, their humor is an example for us all.

Sometimes, I’m not so amazed.

Today is the launch day of WordPress 5.0, the new user interface for WordPress. It’s a big change, but it’s been in development for at least a year. I think it’s honestly been on the drawing board for much longer.

People are freaking out.

Yep. Despite the information being disseminated for months (and months) people are now fussing about:

  1. It’s not fair to change the UI (User Interface).
  2. It’s not right.
  3. I don’t want to change.
  4. It sucks. I just know it does.

I am confounded by people who refuse to adapt to change. I agree, it’s not always easy. However, it’s almost always necessary. Life doesn’t stay the same.

There were ways for people to test out the system before implementation – for the past year a plugin was available that mimicked the new UI.

As for me, I’ve used the new UI plugin for months, because I didn’t want to be blindsided when everything changed. I use Genesis as my WordPress theme as well as a Genesis child theme. I have no idea if the new UI is going to break my site. I don’t think so since Genesis had plenty of time to ensure the compatibility over the past year. I guess we’ll all find out at the same time. 🙂