Embracing Gutenberg for WordPress Projects

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At Haketi, we usually work on WordPress projects for local business sites. Some of these projects are legacy ones that we inherited and come with different page builders like Elementor, Divi, Themify, and many others less popular. To this group of page builders, it is important to add legacy projects that are maintained until it is time for a new redesign with new content and new approaches to developing for WordPress. For these projects, we elected to ignore any page builder that does not play well with Gutenberg and fully embrace Gutenberg and Full Site Editing (FSE) in WordPress.

Gutenberg, the new block-based editor for WordPress, offers a powerful and flexible way to create and edit content. It is a significant shift from the classic editor, but it is worth the effort to make the switch.

Here are a few reasons why we should embrace Gutenberg for our WordPress projects:

  • It is the future of WordPress. Gutenberg is the official editor for WordPress, and it is actively being developed by the WordPress community. This means that it will continue to improve and grow in the years to come.
  • It is more flexible. Gutenberg allows you to create more complex and dynamic layouts than the classic editor. You can use blocks to add images, videos, audio, and other elements to your posts and pages.
  • It is more user-friendly. Gutenberg is designed to be easier to use than the classic editor. It has a more intuitive interface, and it makes it easy to add and edit content.
  • A growing ecosystem. There are already a lot of plugins and themes using or enhancing Gutenberg as the default theme and page builder.

If you are not already using Gutenberg, I encourage you to give it a try. You may be surprised at how much you like it. We will be using Gutenberg page builders for all future WordPress projects so ensure that your content will work in the future with little to no modifications. We already are using page builders for Gutenberg only and have studied different ones that will be used in other projects. Some of the blocks under our arsenal are GutenBee, MaxiBlocks, Gutenverse, CoBlocks, and Getwid. In addition, we are considering other page builders that could play nicely with Gutenberg like Builderius for more advanced development.

Migrating to Gutenberg

If you have old projects that were created with a different page builder, you may be wondering how to migrate them to Gutenberg. There are a few different ways to do this:

  • Use a migration plugin. Several plugins can help you migrate your content from other page builders to Gutenberg. These plugins can automate the process, making it easier and faster.
  • Manually migrate your content. If you don’t want to use a migration plugin, you can manually migrate your content to Gutenberg. This involves copying and pasting your content into the Gutenberg editor.
  • Hire a developer. If you don’t have the time or expertise to migrate your content yourself, you can hire a developer to do it for you. We can assist you in migrating your content to a new design or even redesigning the entire application using Gutenberg.

No matter your chosen method, migrating your old projects to Gutenberg is a worthwhile investment. Gutenberg is the future of WordPress, and it is worth the effort to make the switch.

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