Pronto: Gutenberg Overview
Most of you are familiar with Gutenberg. As you already know, Gutenberg is the new WordPress Editor that was introduced as a default page builder starting with WordPress 5.0.
When it comes to the Pronto theme, we took everything that is good in Gutenberg and built upon that. The working process is similar, except for a few perks that are added by our products. There still are several elements specific to the previous Flothemes, like Flex Admin, the way the Flexblock works, or the Flotheme tab. Thus, Pronto is a combination of the Gutenberg Editor and Flothemes generics options.
Thus, to feel confident with managing your theme, you'll also need to be familiar with how the Gutenberg Editor works.
The information below is an overview of the Editor, the blocks and page settings, and how the templates work with Pronto. You can choose to watch the video or check the information underneath.
Let's dive in.
The Gutenberg Editor has 2 working sections:
- The Editor Area - where all the blocks are added.
- The Block Selection Tab - where you may choose to use a block or to install a new one.
There are three main sections that you need to check in case you are looking for adjusting something:
- The Page Settings or sometimes it may have a different name due to the type of the item you're editing (page, gallery, post, layout, etc). This section is located in the right sidebar, which is default to WordPress. It contains most of the general settings.
- Block settings, that are present directly in the Editor Area.
- Block settings, that are located in the right sidebar.
When looking for a specific option, make sure that you check all three sections with options.
An option that is totally new to WordPress, and which is added by our Pronto theme, is the ability to apply a template to a page.
Be careful when applying a template since all the content that was already present on the page prior to this action will be lost.
As for the blocks themselves, besides the default Gutenberg blocks, and as we already stated above, Pronto adds a few more blocks. These new blocks were created based on the Flo Blocks that previously were present in our Classic and Flex themes.
We talk about blocks like Slideshows, Contact, Button, Listing, Category Switcher, etc. The difference between the existing Flo Blocks and the previous WP Blocks is that all the settings inside these blocks are now located on the right sidebar.
When working with these blocks, make sure to check all settings from the right sidebar to configure your block's settings, layout, typography, and colors.
It's important that after adding the needed block on the page, you don't forget to go through all its options that are located in those three sections that we listed above (Page Settings located in the right sidebar, Editor Area, Block settings on the right sidebar).
About the Page Settings that are located on the right sidebar, we think that we need to have a closer look. This section has all the predefined WordPress settings, like page status (published, draft), permalinks, and new options for setting the header and footer layouts.
In the previous generations, in case you wanted a custom footer or custom header, it was needed to recreate it manually on all pages. But with Pronto, now it is possible to set more layouts and then just select the needed one for the pages you want. It's easier and more comfortable.