This was posted a few weeks ago, but I wanted to share it here for opinions and to encourage people to take the State of WordPress survey. Additionally, the issues with the 7.9 release have made me seriously think about the future of Avada in the long term and for my future projects.

I am completely enamored with the block editor and the performance of using Gutenberg. The link above contains a video with an outline of the future, and as I have written in a couple of other posts, builders and themes that don’t embrace the block are destined to go away — sooner rather than later, in my opinion.

This site is not going away, and Avada is not being banished from my toolbox, but my focus is shifting to learning all things Gutenberg and the block.

Pinegrow Plugin

Related to the block editor is the release of the Pinegrow WordPress Plugin, which brings the power of the Pinegrow website development tool directly into WordPress for creating custom themes and blocks the WordPress way. This is NOT a page builder. The best feature, in my opinion, is the ability to build and deploy a theme and blocks, and remove the Pinegrow plugin without any impact on functionality — no vendor lock-in.

Originally published on Dec. 15, 2022

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