I know what it’s like to get started. As a blogger myself, I was in beginner’s shoes once. Starting as a new mom who hired a website designer, I quickly discovered that I wanted to make it easy, convenient, and simple for anyone to start their own boss babe empire or develop their passion.
I feel like there has been a lot going on through the World Wide Web lately. What about you? First it’s the new GDPR law and now Gutenberg.
Tested and Confirmed
I’ve know about Gutenberg for a while now and have tested it on many different Studio Mommy themes. The great news is that I’ve found no problems yet using it with Studio Mommy themes but that doesn’t mean you will not have problems. Please read on to find out what Gutenberg is and how it will affect you.
What is Gutenberg?
Gutenberg will be WordPress’s next biggest update. It transforms the backend of your posts and page editors. It will create your posts/pages into content blocks. You will be able to see more clearly how your fonts and images will look before you publish your content.
Here is an example of what the new post editor will look like.
3 Update Phases
WordPress plans to have 3 phases for Gutenberg. The first phase focuses on the backend editors (as mentioned above). While the second and third phase could allow you to customize not only your posts and pages but your entire site. We don’t know exactly when WordPress plans to roll out phase 1. Per WordPress, Phase 2 and 3 are planned about a year after phase 1.
Problems I Predict With This First Phase
All though Studio Mommy’s themes are working well with Gutenberg… You could run into problems if you are using plugins that work as page builders, like Beaver Builder. Beaver Builder and other page builder plugins are awesome to use but this could conflict with Gutenberg. If you are using a page builder I highly suggest reading their blogs or contacting them to find out if Gutenberg will affect you.
Here is an awesome video by WP Apprentice called Will Gutenberg Break Your WordPress Website. It will show you a live preview of how Gutenberg works, the problems with other plugins, and page builders that I spoke about earlier.
StudioPress (owners/creators of the Genesis Framework) are also on top of the this update. They’ve added a page to their FAQ’s and you can read it here.
I’m excited and nervous about this change just like you. I’ll continue to test it on Studio Mommy’s themes. You can also test Gutenberg on your own site before the official update is out, by downloading the Gutenberg plugin.