Are Premium WordPress Themes Still Relevant in 2023?

With the rise in popularity of various page builder plugins and especially since WordPress introduced page builder-like capabilities within its block and site editors, there have been discussions about whether premium WordPress themes are becoming irrelevant. 

WordPress users now have access to more layout-building tools than ever before and they are becoming easier to use. So, if anyone can build almost any layout from scratch using any free theme and a page builder or WordPress block editor, what’s the point of buying a theme!? 

At first glance this question seems to have merit, however, it also shows a lack of understanding of what you pay for when you buy a premium WordPress theme. Let’s discuss this in more detail.

How to Create Columns in WordPress Block Editor (Gutenberg)?

If you’re reading this then you probably already know that columns are the basis for creating more complex layouts in the WordPress block editor. To get the most out of the block editor, mastering the use of columns should be one of the priorities for any WordPress user. It is not hard by any means but the block editor does come with a lot of features and a few quirks that can get a bit confusing. In this guide, I’ll cover various ways in which you can use columns while trying to keep it simple so that, even if you’re completely new to WordPress, you’d be able to follow.

Must Have WordPress Plugins for Any Website

Picking the right plugins for your new WordPress website is not as easy as it might seem at first. The sheer number of plugins available is quite mind-boggling. Combine this with thousands of voices all over the web telling you which plugins you should use and it can quickly become overwhelming, especially if you’re new to WordPress. It’s almost as hard as finding a well-designed reliable WordPress theme for your project. 

In this article, I want to go down to the basics and give you a very short list of plugins that 99% of websites, regardless of the type of project, will benefit from. These plugins are nothing sexy or fancy, but they take care of the most important aspects of any site.

WordPress Block Editor – Getting Started Guide

You’re new to WordPress and want to learn how to use the WordPress block editor? You’re already using WordPress, the “old way”, and want to switch to a modern block-based theme that uses the block editor? Wherever you might be in your WordPress journey this guide will help you get started quickly and give you the required know-how to effectively use the block editor.

In this article, we’re going to explain what a block editor is and then walk you through the block editor interface, block editing features, best practices, using block patterns, and more.

Ready? Let’s get it started.

How to Create a Footer in WordPress (with Blocks)?

Almost every website you’ll come across on the web features some kind of footer. The footer is not the most flashy party of a WordPress website, but it certainly has its purpose. It is often used to display information about the blog, shop, or organization behind the website. This often includes useful links, contact information, newsletter signup, and social sharing options. Before full-site editing ( FSE ) came out the footer was essentially a sidebar to which we added widgets. With the FSE we can create and customize the footer using the site editor. In this article, we’ll show you how to create a footer in WordPress using a modern block (FSE) theme. Let’s go!

How to Create a Header in a Block WordPress Theme (FSE)?

The header is one of the first elements on a website that catches our attention, and for a good reason. It’s the area where our eyes automatically look for information about the website we’re visiting. For a long time header layout was the least customizable part of a WordPress theme, but with the full-site editing ( FSE ) that’s changed. In this article, we’ll see how easy is to set up and customize the header in a block WordPress theme with FSE. Let’s go!