Genesis by StudioPress and page builder Elementor have both announced their full compatibility with Gutenberg by rolling out new updates and plugins.
StudioPress has announced through their website that “The StudioPress engineering team has extensively tested Genesis and the StudioPress themes with the Gutenberg editor. The great news is that Genesis and the StudioPress themes are compatible with the Gutenberg editor.”
With that said, StudioPress has also indicated that they will continue to release updates to existing themes, which will include styles for Gutenberg’s blocks while matching their users’ chosen StudioPress look and feel. A new technology will also be introduced by the company, which boasts being able to grant their users the ability to easily load their demo contents when launching a new theme, among many other features.
Elementor, on the other hand, having already released an update that features full compatibility with Gutenberg, introduces Elementor Blocks for Gutenberg, which allows users to embed Elementor templates inside the Gutenberg editor with just a simple click. It is a separate plugin that is now available for download from the WordPress repository; however, the company is already working on incorporating Elementor Blocks within the core of their plugin.
With the incoming release of WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg, users have been concerned about the compatibility of their current page builders and editors and how the update ultimately affects user experience.
Gutenberg, which will utilise block construction, promises to be the visually interactive, drag-and-drop-into-the-canvas version of the current WordPress editor; which is a definite positive change for the less technologically savvy users.
With these new changes to WordPress comes a lot of uncertainty, but even while Gutenberg is still at its beta stages, we can already see how it can help usher in richer content and new, positive user experiences for WordPress users and builders. With the future integration of Genesis’ and Elementor into Gutenberg, WordPress users can focus more on the content of their pages and sites instead of customisation through shortcodes and HTML.