After I wrote this blog post on what marketers, IT professionals and small business owners need to do to prepare their WordPress Website for WordPress 5.0, I figured I'd better walk my own talk, as several dozen of our websites are built using the same theme, Enfold, by Kriesi.

I submitted a support ticket through the forums, which are very reliable and fast to respond, by the way, and I received a reply back within a couple hours that pointed me to this thread.

Basically, we can all rest assured that Enfold will be fully compatible with Gutenberg, and even if we wanted to try to use it now, we could use a code snippet and put it into the bottom of Functions.php file in Appearance > Editor.

Long story short, if your site is in Enfold, there will be a theme release shortly after the WordPress 5.0 core update happens that, if you want to use Gutenberg, you'll have to make, or we can make for you.

But it's not even the Gutenberg ability that is the most important thing, it's the fact that we know Enfold will be compatible with WordPress 5.0, or will at least have an update shortly after WP 5.0 comes out that will be compatible is what's most important, to ensure all website functionality and design stays in tact.

Enfold already has a drag and drop builder called Avia, so Enfold content managers may not even want to use Gutenberg.

If you need our help with updating or maintaining the Enfold theme, or a full WordPress Plug-in/Theme Audit in preparation for a WordPress 5.0 update, email or fill out the form below.

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Thanks for reading, watching and listening, and have a great day!


Paul Hickey, Founder / CEO / Lead Strategist at Data Driven Design, LLC has created and grown businesses via digital strategy and internet marketing for more than 10 years. His sweet spot is using analytics to design and build websites and grow the audience and revenue of businesses via SEO/Blogging, Google Adwords, Bing Ads, Facebook and Instagram Ads, Social Media Content Marketing and Email Marketing. The part that he’s most passionate about is quantifying next marketing actions based on real data.

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