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Plugin: Bump minimum required WordPress version to 5.x #13370
This pull request seeks to change the minimum required WordPress version from 4.9.8 to 5.0.0 . This is a prerequisite to subsequent pull requests which will remove redundant PHP code to fall back to that which is provided by core itself, in an effort to (a) keep the code of the plugin focused, (b) reduce inconsistencies between the plugin and core, and (c) validate core extensibility through plugin use. See also #11015.
Maintainer Note: This will require a corresponding update to the plugin SVN repository in the plugin release following this merge. Specifically, the "Requires at least" field of
You could use a downgrading plugin such as WP Downgrade to verify that Gutenberg deactivates itself with a WordPress 4.9.x installation.