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  • #1124893
    93487u5tr938ouh4trnos8fyoh

    Hi,

    I am good at customizing themes but not at making from the ground.

    The demos are not much and some of them are looking very dated.

    I find an issue with all similar themes that the demos are not a lot.

    Would you consider making a marketplace for crowdsourcing sites based on GeneratePress so it can be used more as a framework.

    I think that would boost your sales a lot by adding additional value and in the same time opening the option for people to make money while popularizing your theme.

    Any known third party themes made for GeneratePress, like they did for Genesis?

    #1125158
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Hi there,

    This was one of my intentions for the Site Library, but there are some downsides to it. It’s difficult to ensure quality/security if you have people releasing their own sites.

    We’re going to have a big boost to our Site Library shortly thanks to our new blocks plugin πŸ™‚

    #1125241
    93487u5tr938ouh4trnos8fyoh

    Yeah it’s almost like people think everyone should have an eye for stuff and what they end up is a non designer doing a crap design or mediocre design. I don’t know about security, maybe you could bet the provider first and have some scripts to check. To me the biggest drawback for all themes similar to yours, won’t mention names, is that they all small site libraries and mostly on third party page builders while I think in the medium term Gutenberg will release full editing and will ultimately crush the competition. I am thinking for even more apocalyptic scenarios which I think you may have known even better. What I mean is that you must be very competitive with these designs since WP is probably planning big changes and people must have incentive to use themes these way with these small libraries of designs. Adding blocks for editing will be similar to what WordPress is aiming. Looking forward to see what you’ll offer.

    #1125913
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    I agree – I have a few plans for this year to make sure GP flourishes with the new editor πŸ™‚

    #1126458
    Bruno Borsi

    very good Tom. I don’t want to use Elementor anymore because it has become too heavy.
    When do you plan to release your new plugin?

    #1126471
    93487u5tr938ouh4trnos8fyoh

    I agree that builders and plugins and cluttering sites and slowing them down, forcing people to use weird caching solutions which cause other issues and costly CDNs and hosting specs which are not always ideal and lead other issues along it. People should be able to use a lightweight officially supported builder and have an adequate speed for their sites on a 18 USD dollar hosting. Otherwise it is hurting the small business, self-employed and startups.

    #1126971
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    I’m hoping to have the beta version of our plugin out before the end of next week πŸ™‚

    #1126989
    93487u5tr938ouh4trnos8fyoh

    Will you be able to insert Gutenberg content in header, menu, sidebar, footer etc places outside main content?

    Will you make the theme compatible with Full Site editing that is/will be available as a test in:

    – Gutenberg – https://wordpress.org/plugins/gutenberg/
    – As a standalone plugin – https://wordpress.org/plugins/full-site-editing/
    – Jetpack? – https://wordpress.org/plugins/jetpack/

    I am sure WordPress.com would need that so they would use us a tests for that.

    You can activate it when you click on Experiments after installing Gutenberg.

    Why duplicating the function when you can just make it fully compatible?

    #1127289
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    If they make it possible for existing themes to integrate with Full Site Editing without breaking backward compatibility, we’ll definitely do that as well.

    As for what we’re doing, it’s a bit early to start sharing details. Once our block plugin is released and stable, we’ll move forward with GPP 1.10. There’s room for our method and Full Site Editing (if they make it work with existing themes).

    #1127368
    93487u5tr938ouh4trnos8fyoh

    I will use your beta version as well, I hope that you make it so I can use Gutenberg for site wide Elements content so I can ditch many plugins in favor of Gutenberg blocks when it comes not just the articles, but the interface as well like sharing buttons, table of contents, author bio blocks and more.

    #1128523
    93487u5tr938ouh4trnos8fyoh

    Check these links:

    Initial Documentation for Block-Based WordPress Themes
    https://wordpress.org/news/2020/01/the-month-in-wordpress-december-2019/

    Start an initial documentation about the block based themes
    https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/18890/files

    Questions about the Future of Themes
    https://make.wordpress.org/themes/2019/12/04/questions-about-the-future-of-themes/

    Update: 9 Projects for 2019 – In Progress
    https://make.wordpress.org/core/2019/12/06/update-9-projects-for-2019/

    Navigation block overview
    https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/17544

    #1129068
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Thanks for the links! I’ve definitely been following along as things move along πŸ™‚

    #1157013
    Shelby

    Hey Tom,

    Do you have an updated ETA on the Gutenberg block as well as the new site library? I have a couple of sites on the horizon and would love to start off in the right direction with the new shiny things πŸ™‚

    #1157211
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    We’re finishing off docs/last minute tweaks with the blocks – beta coming very soon πŸ™‚

    #1157767
    Shelby

    Awesome Tom! Really looking forward to it πŸ™‚

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