Gutenberg will be the new WordPress editor from version 5.0; it’s currently being tested in plugin form. If you’ve been giving Gutenberg a try, you might have already used the SiteOrigin Layout block which offers a full instance of Page Builder in Gutenberg. We’re really excited to announce that from version
1.13.0, the SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle is now also available as a block. The new Widgets Bundle block allows you to directly add SiteOrigin widgets to your Gutenberg pages.
Please, keep in mind that Gutenberg is in beta, we don’t recommend testing on production (live) sites.
A Quick Recap: Adding a SiteOrigin Layout
If you’re testing Gutenberg and haven’t yet tried the SiteOrigin Layout block, it’s easy to add. On a Gutenberg page, click the plus icon and search for siteorigin. Click on the SiteOrigin Layout block to insert. If you’re browsing the available blocks, you’ll find the SiteOrigin Layout block in the Layout Elements section.
Once you’ve used the SiteOrigin Layout block a few times, a shortcut icon will be available on the right.
New Functionality: Adding a SiteOrigin Widget Block
There might be times when you’d like to add a SiteOrigin Widget to a Gutenberg page without first adding a SiteOrigin Layout block. To add a SiteOrigin Widget block, click the plus icon and search for siteorigin. Click on the SiteOrigin Widget block to insert. If you’re browsing the available blocks, you’ll find the SiteOrigin Widget block in the Widgets section.
Once WordPress 5.0 is released, existing Page Builder pages will remain in Page Builder. An option to migrate existing Page Builder pages to Gutenberg will be provided in the future for users that would like to do so. If you’d prefer to keep your Page Builder interface looking as it looks now (pre WP 5.0) we recommend installing the Classic Editor plugin. This is a useful option for a wide range of users.
A Helping Hand with SiteOrigin Premium
SiteOrigin Premium is a plugin that adds additional settings and functionality to SiteOrigin widgets, Page Builder and SiteOrign themes. SiteOrigin Premium also includes our next level email support service. If you need expert advice and quick replies, consider SiteOrigin Premium.
If you have any questions, please comment below. We look forward to hearing from you.