Theme development from scratch Gutenberg vs Metabox

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  • #5552
    madry91
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    Hi,

    When I develop a new web site on WordPress from scratch I prefer to use the classic editor and create some metabox, through a plugin as ACF, to manage the others information that the pages need (es. images slider, text for a particular section ecc…).

    This approach, in my opinion, has the pro that the assets code are lighter than use a page builder/visual composer, cons the layout is entirely managed by code on the theme.

    I tried Gutenberg but it seemed to me “skinny”, in particular the columns/grids system.

    For this reason I continue to use metabox as explained above.

    What do you think about it? How do you develop themes from scratch? Is my approach totally wrong?

    #5553
    timmyblob
    Guest

    Try our starter theme that uses Gutenberg.

    [https://c9.covertnine.com](https://c9.covertnine.com)

    If you sign up for the beta, it sends you 3 themes based on the starter so you can see how it works, the core block for our system is a C9 Grid block–which helps with the issues you’ve described with columns and grids.

    I’d never develop a site using tons of fields and metaboxes again–our clients are happier with their visual editing, and our support requests are down 90% from our old theme that had a tons of settings and meta boxes.

    Happy to share anything since I helped make this beast.

    -Tim

    #5554
    timmyblob
    Guest

    Yeah.

    Run a few pagespeed tests on c9.covertnine.com. It’s usually in the 90s unless you start adding more imagery.

    Depending on your server, cdn and image resizing plug-ins, you should be able to get a pretty decent score.

    Good luck!
    -Tim

    #5555
    Rider7991
    Guest

    I don’t get your question. You just described normal, professional process of theme development.
    If someone use page builders then that person is not a webdev but just another person without any skills creating just another shit. Keep going with your code and remember: codex.wordpress.org is your friend! Have fun!

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