With the release of 5.0 coming in November, significant WordPress changes are on the horizon.
It’s fair to say the announcement of Gutenberg has met mixed reactions. Regardless of how you use WordPress, Gutenberg will be affecting your site in some way.
Plugin developers, blog authors, theme builders, and those managing a site on their own will face these inevitable changes. So, in other words, basically everyone. Whether you love it or hate it, Gutenberg is coming so prepare your site. Fortunately, many of the top plugins we all know and love are ahead of the game.
At the forefront of Gutenberg is Gravity Forms. Co-founder Carl Hancock has been vocal in his support of the update and the different way’s they will embrace it. He stated to wpcouple.com, “as the developer of a major WordPress plugin, Gravity Forms, we intend on fully embracing Gutenberg. We will be introducing all kinds of new features and functionality as a result.”
Launching their initial beta in February of 2018, Gravity forms are now looking towards their 5th version.
The first add-on presented by Gravity Forms for Gutenberg was simple but showed potential when it comes to forms. Instead of the old “Add Form” bottom, I’m sure you’re familiar with, forms are added by block. This allows users to more simply place forms where they would like on a page.
Throughout the beta testing process, GF has instituted reusable blocks, conditional logic, legacy shortcodes support, a Mail Chimp add-on and more. While some developers shy away from Gutenberg, Gravity Forms embraces it. By the time WordPress updates in November, expect an entirely dedicated Gravity Form plug-in including even more adopted technology. Carl Hancock has noted that after the release, Gutenberg blocks will become merged with the core of Gravity Forms.
The Gravity Forms blocks we develop for Gutenberg will reside in their own Gravity Forms Add-On for development purposes until WordPress v5.0 is ready for public release. We will then merge all of our Gutenberg blocks into Gravity Forms core. https://t.co/G82Lnv6Wld
— Carl Hancock 🚀 (@carlhancock) February 7, 2018
Lucky for us, top-tier plugins are preparing for the Gutenberg release. Gravity Forms intends to make the transition to blocks a painless one.