Migrate from Visual Composer to Gutenberg

With WordPress’ new Gutenberg editor now the default visual editor for content, there are many, many sites still using alternative editor plugins like Visual Composer.

Visual Composer is a plugin that was extremely useful for site owners to quickly and easily design content for their sites. It was often bundled with their theme.

The plugin is, however, very bulky, slows down the loading of sites and most of what it achieves is now able to be achieved with the built-in Gutenberg block editor.

This was the case for this client’s site and whilst they liked the design of their existing site they wanted to move forward with the way WordPress Core was progressing; leaving Visual Composer behind in favour of Gutenberg.

So we re-created the look and feel of their site using WordPress’ default theme Twenty Seventeen and the Options for Twenty Seventeen plugin developed by our sister company, Webd Ltd.