Will this be the end of page builders like Visual Composer , Divi Builder and Elementor. Will the Gutenberg blogs replace these popular Page Builders.When Gutenberg will be finally released, it will be already almost as good as most commercial Page Builders.Whatever will be missing, will be seen by developers as an opportunity to fill a void.
However, the biggest difference with commercial page builders will be the level of integration that major plugins will offer spontaneously with Gutenberg.
In the last few years, several successful Page Builder Plugins for WordPress have appeared on the market: ementor, Divi Builder, Beaver Builder, Page Builder by SiteOrigin, Conductor, Themify Builder, Visual Composer and Thrive are just some of the the most popular. Millions of websites have been built using page builders.
Page builders lowered the barriers of entry to the websites development business for designers that didn’t have coding knowledge.
They also increased the number of WordPress users exponentially. Few WordPress directory themes integrated with popular page builders too.
These are all clear signs that WordPress needed its own default page builder. Especially to provide a standard for users, but also for themes and plugins developers.
The initial consideration with Gutenberg is around blocks, and how they can be used to enhance the process of content production—from both the backend perspective and also the way content is presented on the front end. We also know there are plans beyond that to revolutionize the way websites altogether are built.
As the inevitable inclusion of Gutenberg into WordPress Core draws near, it’s time for designers and developers to understand not only the current roadmap but also the long term one.