What editor will work for your site?

I have outlined three popular options for building and managing your WordPress content: Elementor, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), and WordPress Blocks (Gutenberg). Each option has unique features and benefits that cater to different needs.

1. Elementor

Overview: Elementor is a powerful drag-and-drop page builder plugin for WordPress. It allows users to create custom layouts and designs without requiring any coding knowledge.

Features:

  • Intuitive drag-and-drop interface
  • Pre-designed templates and blocks
  • Real-time editing and live previews
  • Extensive widget library
  • Responsive design controls

Pros:

  • User-friendly for non-developers
  • Highly customizable with a visual interface
  • Quick and efficient design process

Cons:

  • Can be resource-intensive
  • Dependency on the plugin for maintaining designs

More information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G3YjWnQE-o

2. Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)

Overview: ACF is a plugin that allows you to add custom fields to your WordPress site, giving you the flexibility to create a tailored content management system.

Features:

  • Create custom fields and field groups
  • Flexible content management
  • Integration with WordPress templates
  • Supports various field types (text, image, relationship, etc.)

Pros:

  • Powerful and flexible for developers
  • Enables highly customized content structures
  • Seamless integration with custom themes

Cons:

  • Requires more technical knowledge to set up
  • Less visual than Elementor or Gutenberg

More information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXkKtBG6qm0 (minute 1)

3. WordPress Blocks (Gutenberg)

Overview: Gutenberg is the default block editor for WordPress, allowing users to build content using a block-based system. Each piece of content is a block that can be easily moved, edited, and customized.

Features:

  • Block-based content creation
  • Built-in and third-party blocks available
  • Easy to use and integrated into WordPress core
  • Live previews of content

Pros:

  • Part of the WordPress core (no additional plugins needed)
  • User-friendly for content creators
  • Future-proof as WordPress continues to develop

Cons:

  • May require additional plugins for advanced features
  • Limited customization compared to Elementor

More information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYFkcOkGymU

Your Client’s Input

To better understand your client’s needs, gather the following information:

  1. Number of Users: How many users will be editing and managing content on your website?
  2. User Expertise: What is the technical expertise of your content editors? (e.g., non-technical, basic HTML knowledge, experienced with WordPress)
  3. Content Editing Preference: Which option do you prefer for content editing?
    • Elementor (drag-and-drop, highly visual)
    • ACF (custom fields, highly flexible)
    • WordPress Blocks (Gutenberg, block-based)
  4. Specific Requirements: Do you have any specific requirements or preferences for content management that we should consider?