The version of Atomic Blocks released today includes a migration tool to help you move to Genesis Blocks. We’ve built the migration to be as seamless as possible. For the vast majority of users, it will be as simple as clicking through a couple of buttons.
Genesis Blocks was released to WordPress.org last month. This plugin represents the center-piece for a lot of our block focused plans in Genesis. Genesis Blocks is the spiritual successor to Atomic Blocks, where innovation and improvements will happen in the years ahead. Atomic Blocks has equipped many WordPress site owners with the confidence to embrace the potential of the modern block editor. If you’ve enjoyed working with Atomic Blocks, we encourage you to migrate to Genesis Blocks, where you can find the support and ongoing feature enhancements you’ve enjoyed.
For StudioPress customers and Genesis theme site builders, the Atomic Blocks plugin was installed as part of the one-click theme setup for a few of our Genesis child themes. From today onwards, the plugin that gets installed as part of this will be Genesis Blocks. Existing sites with Atomic Blocks installed via one-click theme setup can simply follow the normal migration process.
If you’d like to see the migration in action before you trigger it on your own site, this video below provides a walkthrough.
If you have any questions for the team, don’t hesitate to reach out. Otherwise, the FAQs below should help fill in any gaps.
Will all the content that I’ve previously created with Atomic Blocks still work okay after I migrate?
Will Atomic Blocks still work if I don’t migrate?
Yes, though at some point in the future we will stop providing support and updates. Eventually, it will be removed from the WordPress.org plugin repo.
Do I have to pay for Genesis Blocks?
No. Just like Atomic Blocks, Genesis Blocks is free. There are a number of additional (very cool) features for Genesis Blocks that are available through a Genesis Pro subscription, but the version on WordPress.org is free.
What is Genesis? Is it more than just this plugin?
Yes. Genesis is a suite of tools (plugins and themes) for WordPress creators, builders, and developers who want to embrace and master modern WordPress. Genesis Blocks is one of these tools.
I’ve seen references to Genesis Pro. What is that and how does it relate to Genesis Blocks?
Genesis Pro is a paid subscription that unlocks additional features across the Genesis product suite.
What features are planned for Genesis Blocks in the near future?
Genesis Blocks is closely tied to all of our plans around the block editor, and as the editor itself matures, Genesis Blocks will also increase in value and feature-set. In the short-term, keep an eye out for an announcement on a feature we’ve called Collections. 😉