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September 30, 2022 at 4:43 pm #505915BGRParticipant
After ten years of WordPress and Genesis use from WP 2.5 on, I shuttered my blog (20-16) and entered the wonderful world of underpaid teaching. I was using the genesis framework and Magazine Pro with great success. I was using WP, genesis, and Elementor for some clients.
Now my VP comes to me and says they want me to develop and WordPress site for the school. God bless her heart.
Six years later I see that Guttenberg was introduced blocks finally came of age and here I am crawling back to Studiopress on my hands and knees, begging for advice.
With all the new development at WP, how does the Genesis framework (fit in).
Does it have benefits beyond the WP design?
Are "frameworks" still a thing?
Would I still need Elementor for tweaking (last I tried it was burdensome)? Or leave it to the tweaker plugin from Genesis.
What is the point of customizing Guttenberg Blocks.
Why haven't most of the themes not been updated since 2020?
I am going to read up, but would appreciate any feedback or advice for a retuinring vet from another era who now is a newbie once again.October 1, 2022 at 6:48 am #505918Victor FontModerator
While you can create content with blocks to display through a Genesis theme, neither the Genesis Framework or any of its current child themes are Full Site Editing themes.
I know the Genesis developers are working on a new block based tool for building FSE themes. I know this because I had an opportunity to participate in the alpha testing, but turned it down for lack of time.
FSE themes are a new platform unto themselves. See https://fullsiteediting.com/ for more information about FSE themes.
I've been a tried and true Genesis advocate for over a decade, but I don't use the framework any longer when building new sites for clients. I've gone FSE all the way.
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Have you requested your free website audit yet?October 1, 2022 at 3:07 pm #505921BGRParticipant
Victor, thank you for the candid reply. Looks like I've missed a lot since 2016 when blocks were just getting started with Gutenberg and Elementor. As much as I am enamored with the legacy Magazine Pro I have discovered AinoBlocks Makoney and may bite the bullet and start clean in this brave new world of FSE.
That said. At this point, let me see if I got this right. It seems to be that FSE is like premade HTML containers with some customizable .css or something like that?
So then the Genesis Blocks plugin offers a group of styled blocks, yes? I could order some other vendor's plugin of blocks instead, yes? And WP 6.0.1 has their set of blocks built in, Is that right? Any conflicts? Or if I was a developer I could install the Genesis Custom Blocks for creating blocks? Is this in line with where things are headed? Making bunches of assumptions.
Finally, what happens to legacy plugins like the Events Calendar (EC), Gravity Forms, etc? I read at EC that they are "working on it" That was three months ago. I will have to look into their 6.0.1 as it appears FSE is "sort of" functional if one uses the shortcodes.
Present at Creation!October 10, 2022 at 4:47 am #505968petervirdeeParticipant
“A warm welcome from the whole Forum.
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