We’re doing our bit for the Gutenberg future of WordPress by adding compatibility to all our products. This will be available as a free update before Gutenberg is merged into the WordPress core.
Just like we made our Widgets Bundle widgets available to other page builder plugins, we’re making all our widgets Gutenberg compatible. So you can add our buttons, tabbed layout, maps, etc. to your Gutenberg pages.
The thing we’re most excited about though, is that we’re making our Layout widget available as a Gutenberg block. The SiteOrigin Layout block gives you the full power of SiteOrigin Page Builder, so you’ll be able to create fully nested, columnized, widgetized content, with advanced row, column and widget styling right inside Gutenberg.
Why are we doing this? Gutenberg is taking a more conservative approach to page building, which means there are designs and layouts that you just won’t be able to achieve. The SiteOrigin Layout block fills all those gaps, by allowing you to create advanced sections inside your Gutenberg pages.
This is just the beginning, we’re planning on adding a lot more features by the time Gutenberg becomes the core WordPress editor. For example, we’ll give you a migration tool that’ll let you convert your existing Page Builder pages into Gutenberg pages.
We’re excited to bring Page Builder and Widgets Bundle plugins, with over 2 million combined installs, into the future of WordPress. It’s our way of guaranteeing that your content is safe, as WordPress evolves into a more modern content creation platform.
Editing Options for Existing Page Builder Content
Once WordPress 5.0 is released you can rest assured that your Page Builder content will be safe and editable. Existing Page Builder content will be editable in one of two ways. If you’d prefer not to switch over to Gutenberg you can install the Classic Editor plugin provided by WordPress. Once activated, your existing Page Builder pages will remain exactly as they were pre WordPress 5.0. Alternatively, if you’d like to move over to Gutenberg, existing Page Builder pages will offer the option to migrate Page Builder content into a single Layout Builder block.
Editing Options for New Pages
If you have the Classic Editor plugin installed and add a new page, you’ll be able to choose between a classic page with the familiar Visual, Text and Page Builder tabs or a Gutenberg page. If you don’t have the Classic Editor plugin installed, your new pages will be Gutenberg pages.
Once Gutenberg is integrated into the WordPress core there will be much more certainty. The above update and roadmap is based on the information that’s currently available.