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January 7, 2020 at 9:41 am #112489393487u5tr938ouh4trnos8fyoh
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?January 7, 2020 at 4:12 pm #1125158TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
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 🙂January 7, 2020 at 8:39 pm #112524193487u5tr938ouh4trnos8fyoh
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.January 8, 2020 at 9:10 am #1125913TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperJanuary 9, 2020 at 1:23 am #1126458Bruno 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?January 9, 2020 at 1:50 am #112647193487u5tr938ouh4trnos8fyoh
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.January 9, 2020 at 8:24 am #1126971TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperJanuary 9, 2020 at 8:42 am #112698993487u5tr938ouh4trnos8fyoh
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:
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?January 9, 2020 at 3:13 pm #1127289TomLead DeveloperLead 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).January 9, 2020 at 6:16 pm #112736893487u5tr938ouh4trnos8fyoh
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.January 10, 2020 at 11:36 pm #112852393487u5tr938ouh4trnos8fyoh
Check these links:
Initial Documentation for Block-Based WordPress Themes
Start an initial documentation about the block based themes
Questions about the Future of Themes
Update: 9 Projects for 2019 – In Progress
Navigation block overview
https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/17544January 11, 2020 at 9:51 am #1129068TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperFebruary 6, 2020 at 11:56 am #1157013Shelby
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 🙂February 6, 2020 at 5:03 pm #1157211TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperFebruary 7, 2020 at 5:36 am #1157767Shelby
Awesome Tom! Really looking forward to it 🙂
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