In June of this year, WP Engine took over StudioPress from Copyblogger. They’ve been quiet the first couple of months, but WP Engine is making their intentions with StudioPress, and specifically Genesis, very clear in the last couple of weeks.
Genesis loves Gutenberg
In their revived StudioPress.fm podcast they’ve disclosed their plans for the immediate future with Genesis. And it will come as no surprise that the leading theme framework is going to focus on integrating with Gutenberg heavily.
The Genesis team of WP Engine has expanded so more people could work on the framework to make it compatible for Gutenberg.
WP Engine’s CTO, Jason Cohen, already announced that all of the StudioPress’ themes have been made Gutenberg ready. Expanding on that, Brian Gardner and Chris Garrett explained how they will be adding new features to Genesis that will expand on Gutenberg’s functionality.
Sunsetting Synthesis hosting
StudioPress today shared the date for the sunsetting of Synthesis hosting. They’re urging its clients to migrate their sites to WP Engine, which makes sense given them being the new owner of StudioPress:
It’s great to see StudioPress moving forward with renewed energy on the Genesis Framework. I’m certainly curious to see what they’ll come up with for extra features within Gutenberg.