As WordPress practitioners, one of the most common questions asked by many of our clients are "What is the future like for Gutenberg?" In other terms, they meant if they should spend money on website development using page builders or WordPress Gutenberg. In this article, we are going to share some information that you will find useful about WordPress Gutenberg and the future with it.
In a nutshell, Gutenberg is a brand new editor for the WordPress platform. It will radically change the way you create posts, pages, products, and just about everything else on your site. Gutenberg arrived as part of WordPress 5.0, which was released back in 2018.
Since the launch of Gutenberg, many WordPress developers had made Gutenberg apart of their WordPress theme toolbox. When we publish a list of blog posts such as WordPress food blog themes and WordPress yoga blog themes, a huge majority of the WordPress themes offer inbuilt integration with Gutenberg.
In short, Gutenberg is extremely compatible with majority of the WordPress themes in the market; both free and premium WordPress themes.
The future of WordPress Development with Gutenberg means developers can offer users even more flexibility and power in designing and laying out their content and sites. It's exciting for developers because we get a modern development stack and great for users because you can now do more with WordPress more easily.
Carry on reading to discover a few more future for WordPress Gutenberg.
The constant development of Gutenberg means that visual builders are less effective or in demand as compared to years back.
WordPress visual builders are always used to build high converting landing pages and layouts without coding skills. Gutenberg offers a new way that beginners can go for, especially when Gutenberg is free for use.
Gutenberg works with a wide range of WordPress themes, making it extremely compatible and usable in many cases. Gutenberg block editor integrates with a wide range of WordPress tools just like popular WordPress builders such as Thrive Architect, Elementor and Beaver Builder.
Since the launch of Gutenberg, there are many Gutenberg addons that are created and more coming soon. While there are many free Gutenberg addons and blocks launched, one of the most prominent ones is the recent launch of WP Engine's Genesis Pro Gutenberg block.
Here's a quick introduction to what Genesis Pro does.
The future for WordPress Gutenberg is bright. I don't see that Gutenberg will take over or replace WordPress visual builders completely, but it will play a significant role especially in website development.
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