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Written by Editorial Team on June 15, 2020

Genesis Pro Review: A New WordPress Block Editor (Gutenberg) by WP Engine

Introducing Genesis Pro. Genesis Pro is the latest product by WP Engine that enables you to build better WordPress sites, even faster. We managed to play around with Genesis Pro in the past few days and scroll down to read about the Genesis Pro review.

Genesis Pro is a powerful and enhanced Gutenberg editor with the sole purpose of building compelling content faster while having full control of your branding.

But before that, do you know why Gutenberg is getting all the massive hype compared to other WordPress visual builders?

Gutenberg was created as an improved block editor for WordPress. Gutenberg is an important step forward for WordPress. Gutenberg enables WordPress to build content layouts, not just write articles. In other words, it is to make adding rich content to WordPress simple and enjoyable.

What is Genesis Pro?

Long story short, Genesis Pro is a WordPress content builder that integrates well with Gutenberg. Here's a quick video introduction of Genesis Pro.

We believe this is a nice and timely launch. As we all know, WordPress builder tools are great addons when it comes to building websites. However, with the constant update and growth of Gutenberg, the advantages that a WordPress builder tool provides are getting lesser.

A prominent WordPress enthusiast also talked about the death of page builders (which totally makes sense).

Genesis Pro features

Genesis Pro comes with several powerful features including:

  • Robust block library
  • Multiple full page layouts
  • Advanced user permission
  • 38 fully customizable content sections
  • Create and share custom sections and layouts with content creators
  • Access to and support for the Genesis Framework
  • Access to and support for the Genesis Sample theme
  • Access to and support for all 35 StudioPress made themes

At a first glance, Genesis Pro is similar to using the default Gutenberg editor alongside with various Gutenberg block add-ons such as Kadence or Ultimate Addons Blocks. It allows you to build everything, including custom blocks, layouts and sections.

Should I consider getting Genesis Pro?

The answer is a simple and resounding "Yes". We like to believe that there is no definite lasting effect of page builders and while we use them a lot, we believe that Gutenberg will slowly evolve to become a full-fledge page builder.

Therefore, getting Genesis Pro right now could just be one of the best investments for you!

How much does Genesis Pro costs?

Genesis Pro costs $360 and that's close to $1 per day. When you get Genesis Pro, you will also get 1 year of free hosting for one website on WP Engine with NO automatic billing for hosting beyond your first free year unless you choose (available for a limited time only).

Genesis Pro is a yearly subscription that you can use on unlimited websites.

After the promotion period, you would need to opt-in for any WP Engine plans that start at $22.50 per month (with a 10% discount off) which is excellent for small to medium-sized websites.

Summary: Genesis Pro by WP Engine

Block editors are getting more popular by the day and they come in a very interesting time especially when it comes to affordable way to build beautiful WordPress websites layout and content. Throughout our experience using block editors (honestly), there are not many block editors that are worth buying, let alone using the free version.

However, Genesis Pro by WP Engine is an excellent block editor for WordPress that offers a lot of flexibility not only for beginners but also for professional WordPress developers.

Unlimited Sites & Unlimited Usage with Genesis Pro

A single Genesis Pro license allows you to use it on many sites as you wish without any restriction. As perks, you will also be able to enjoy the best managed WordPress hosting solution (WP Engine) that comes with it.

Article written by Editorial Team

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