Dear ThemeVan theme users!
In the past few years, we use WPBakery Page Builder as the primary page builder in our themes. Nowadays, the world of WordPress is changing fast and we found there are many new page builders, such as Elementor, KingComposer, Beaver Builder and so on. They are faster than the old page builder and the user experience of their front-end editor is very smooth!
The other hand, you know WordPress 5.0 is released, the biggest change is the new editor – Gutenberg, it brings us a new concept: Block and the old shortcodes may be deprecated in the future.
But in fact, the old page builder is based on shortcodes, so that’s why we are planning to change a new page builder for our themes. After testing and comparing, we prefer to use Elementor instead of WPBakery page builder with the following reasons.
- It’s the #1 fastest growing page builder with the strong community.
- Rich 3rd-party resources.
- High perfermance and UX.
- Developer Friendly.
- It’s based on the widget concept which is very similar to Gutenberg Block.
- Compatible with Gutenberg.
We will rebuild the existing and new theme demos with Elementor page builder, and release new ThemeVan Core plugin instead of the old ThemeVan Shortcodes plugin for the better theme support. For forward compatible, you can still keep ThemeVan Shortcodes and WPBakery Page Builder activated in order to make your website works as normal, but we will not update these two plugins.
Before we start to make this big decision, we are so happy to know your opinion through the following poll form. Thanks for your support!