Genesis Blocks – Gutenberg Ready Block Editor WordPress Plugin. If you want to cut time on decorating your website and focus more on your content development then here is a perfect solution which will help you build better WordPress sites, faster, with page and content building tools for the WordPress block editor.
Genesis Blocks is a collection of page building blocks for the Gutenberg block editor. Building pages with the block editor and Genesis Blocks gives you more control to quickly create and launch any kind of site you want!
Genesis Blocks Free Edition
Genesis Block is released as Free version which you download from WordPress Repository by clicking here.
In the free edition they are offering below options which is sufficient if you are regular user who knows bit of tricks to work around.14 new blocks.
- 14 new blocks
- 4 pre-built full-page-layouts
- 8 pre-build sections
- AMP optimized
Genesis Blocks includes the following blocks in Free Version.
- Advanced Columns Block
- Newsletter Block
- Pricing Block
- Post Grid Block
- Container Block
- Testimonial Block
- Inline Notice Block
- Accordion Block
- Share Icons Block
- Call-To-Action Block
- Customizable Button Block
- Spacer & Divider Block
- Author Profile Block
- Drop Cap Block
Above list will cover most of basic features we required to run a website, but if you want additional features to WOW your users then you may consider Genesis Block PRO version which is available with Genesis PRO.
Genesis Blocks PRO Edition
There is no standalone version of Genesis Blocks PRO available, it is packed with Genesis PRO which is combo package.
With Genesis PRO, you get access to and support for Genesis Framework & all the StudioPress-made themes along with 1 year of free hosting at WP Engine.
Since this is a new born-baby, i assume man more features will be added in due course of time. At present they are offering following addional features over Free version.
- 2 new blocks (more coming soon)
- 26 pre-built full-page layouts
- 56 pre-built sections
- Save & reuse your own sections & layouts
- Advanced block-level user permissions
- Access to and support for Genesis Framework & all of our 35 StudioPress-made premium child themes.
- Additional advanced features for the rest of the Genesis Product Suite
As you can see most useful part of PRO edition is ability save custom sections and layouts which will be very useful and time saving function to get additional time to focus on content.
Please be aware that Genesis PRO will cost $360 a year
If you are existing user of Atomic Blocks which is another Free plugin of StudioPress then in future updates, they will be launching migration tool which will help you bring all of your blocks and content over to the new Genesis Blocks plugin.