02 May 2018
As you may have heard, Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor, is getting ready to launch with WordPress 5.0. Gutenberg is set to replace the current visual editor at the core of WordPress. From the backend coding to the frontend user interface, Gutenberg is a big change.
Since it is a completely new tool, there are compatibility concerns in the WordPress community (ie. ensuring existing themes and plugins work with the new editor). Over the last month, we've been working hard to prepare all Themify themes as well as our Builder to work well with Gutenberg. Today we are excited to announce the Gutenberg compatibility feature. Get ready for the next major WordPress release!
What is Gutenberg
For those who have no idea what Gutenberg is, we'd like to give you a brief introduction. Gutenberg is a WordPress Editor that allows users to create content without code, and is currently available to download as a plugin. Gutenberg will eventually merge and replace the current WordPress editor. You can download it now and experience the next major WordPress interface change. With Gutenberg editor, content is managed with blocks (text, heading, audio, image, gallery, etc.). You can arrange blocks by clicking on the arrows or drag & drop.
Before & After
In the current version of WordPress and Themify, the Builder content is represented as a badge in the visual editor. You can add content before or after the Builder badge in the editor.
Gutenberg compatibility has already released in all latest Themify themes and the Builder plugin. Now in the latest version, if Gutenberg is present, the Builder content is represented as a block. You can insert Gutenberg blocks before/after the Builder block. Themify works with the latest Gutenberg editor yet provides backward compatibility. For those who prefer the old visual editor, they can install the Classic Editor plugin.
Questions & Concerns
Should you have any concerns or questions about Gutenberg and Themify, feel free to post it in the comments below or contact us directly.