Gutenberg WordPress themes are here to stay with most if not all of the WordPress theme shops online. Rough Pixels is going to focus on WordPress theme development to include compatibility for both the block and classic editors. Based on recent polling and research, there is still a strong market for Classic themes, therefore, why not combine the best of both worlds into each theme?
Gutenberg WordPress Themes
You may have heard about a new editor that the team at WordPress has been working on for a very long time. It’s called “Gutenberg” and will replace the existing classic version. You can expect to find this new editor as part of WordPress 5.0 which has been out for quite a while now since I first wrote this article.
What Gutenberg has in relation to Rough Pixels is that I decided to make every theme fully support this new editor. Of course, if you still plan to use the classic editor, my themes will still work with that as well. Incidentally, the classic editor will not be part of WordPress 5.0, so you will need to install the plugin for it. I recommend the Classic Editor plugin which currently has over 5 million active users!
The Goal of Rough Pixels
Since that, I’ve been designing themes for a long time (over 15 years now) and recently decided to embrace the Gutenberg block editor. The goal of Rough Pixels is to continue designing awesome themes that are easy to use without bloated code.
Unfortunately, this has been a chronic issue with many premium themes from marketplaces, so I will focus on keeping it simple.
The plan is to design free themes and then offer a premium (pro) version for each one. I may start with the premium version as an actual theme, but going pro will transition to become a plugin.
To reiterate, I will not be giving up on the classic editor for our themes, but building it alongside Gutenberg.
Do You Have an Editor Preference?
I recently created a survey to find out just how much people prefer the block or classic editor. If you have a moment, please fill out the short survey below. You can help take part in what future theme development I should really pursue.
Explore our Current Themes from Rough Pixels
Explore our current portfolio of themes and if you have additional comments on what style you would like me to focus more on, let me know in the comments (or the Survey above).