With the new WordPress editor, Gutenberg - soon to be merged in core- your WordPress experience is about to change a lot; this is a major shift in how content is created and edited.
WordPress users are quite vocal about it, but in the long run, everyone will understand the benefits of it. Gutenberg is finally pushing us all to a standard way of customizing WordPress, which, let’s admit, was much needed in the late years of WordPress development.
I don’t know about other theme developers, but I am personally fed up with hundreds of inconsistent ways of developing a WordPress theme, let alone the documentation and support which are hard to manage in such context (but of course, not impossible with hard work). It is difficult for both - developers & users. The user may switch from a theme to another expecting to have similar tasks, but gets confused and lost in a totally different approach. Why? Because of inconsistency! The new Gutenberg editor will put an end to all that, bringing a standardized approach to page building to native WordPress. Or at least that’s its purpose.
Theme developers won’t need to bundle tons of plugins or create their own page builders. There’ll be a standard, portable way to create rich layouts for posts and guide people setup right in the interface, no 20-step tutorials or long videos needed. Every theme will be able to compete with multi-functional premium themes without locking users into a single theme or compromising their experience. Matt Mullenweg
But what is Gutenberg in fact, what does it do?
The editor will create a new page- and post-building experience that makes writing rich posts effortless, and has “blocks” to make it easy what today might take shortcodes, custom HTML, or “mystery meat” embed discovery Matt Mullenweg
Have you ever used Medium? You loved it, right? Well, Gutenberg is similar to its editor. So, yes, Gutenberg is great news! It’s just that for a period of time until things adjust, there will be probably some chaos here and there. Gutenberg is currently available as a plugin in the WordPress repository, but do not run this on production sites (it’s beta).
Page Builders Compatibility with Gutenberg
We’re currently working on compatibility between Beaver Builder and Gutenberg. Our team is attempting to tease out the best user experience for switching between alternate editing modes in WordPress. Beaver Builder
Our team has been keeping a close eye on the Gutenberg project. We are looking into different methods to integrate and extend Gutenberg in Elementor. Elementor Page Builder
Just like we made our Widgets Bundle widgets available to other page builder plugins, we’re making all our widgets Gutenberg compatible. So you can add our buttons, tabbed layout, maps, etc. to your Gutenberg pages. Site Origin
What if I don’t want to use Gutenberg?
For those that do not want to use Gutenberg, there will be a way to revert to the Classic Editor with this plugin.
Classic Editor restores the previous Edit Post screen and makes it possible to use the WordPress plugins that extend it, add old-style meta boxes, or otherwise depend on the previous editor.
It has two modes:
- Fully replaces the Gutenberg editor and restores the Edit Post template.
- Adds alternate “Edit” links to the Posts and Pages screens, on the toolbar at the top of the screen, and in the admin menu.
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