Site Origin PageBuilder Comes To Gutenberg

The new Gutenberg is not going to be a WYSIWYG PageBuilder . So Site Origin has brought its popular PageBuilder to Gutenberg. Here is how Greg Priday, Innovator in Chief at Site Origin, describes the situation:

In effect, Greg is making Site Origin PageBuilder  work within Gutenberg now. This is an interesting strategy as other excellent WordPress PageBuilders like Beaver Builder and Thrive Architect see themselves growing and thriving outside of Gutenberg. As we have seen from trying out Gutenberg, it will certainly not have WYSIWYG capabilities – Gutenberg does not have a frontend editor that can match PageBuilders like Beaver Builder,  Divi, Elementor, Thrive Architect and Visual Composer [currently the leading WordPress PageBuilders]. But Site Origins with its widget bundle would certainly energize Gutenberg by giving it more tested, styling adept  and innovative widgets So we decided to test this out

Site Origin PageBuilder Tested With Gutenberg Page Editor

Here is is our software testing environ. WordPress 4.9.4, Astra Theme 1.2.3 [ a multilayout theme which allows us to easily configure special no sidebar, full width pages], Gutenberg 2.2.0, Site Origin PageBuilder  2.6.2 and Widget Bundle 1.11.4. And here is our results after much effort:
Despite our many efforts, we could not replicate the results shown in Priday’s video. This leads us to assume that it was a special version of Gutenberg and/or unreleased version of Site Origin  PageBuilder and/or the Widgets Bundle. In French the expression is “c’est dommage” – it is a pity. The broader question is how do the PageBuilder  and vast number of plugin vendors make the transition from PHP primarily code to the new JavaScript  driven Gutenberg and Calypso worlds of WordPress core coding. Thus, this incident underlines the fact  WordPress continues to be the Web Developer tool with the fastest and most disruptive rate of innovation in the software world.

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