Calling all Redux developers! We’re pleased to offer our most popular Pro extension, Metaboxes, free as part of the Redux core! We’re offering a sneak preview via the Redux GitHub repository to give you a head start and help shake out any issues that may exist. Most importantly, there is nothing additional you need to do! We designed the transition to be seamless. We’re offering this short-term beta to provide you the opportunity to verify a seamless transition. Instructions for testing are available in the notes of the Redux repository. Please post any issues you experience to the repository issue tracker.
Redux 4.0 is a complete re-imaging of what Redux can do. From it’s previous focus on only developers to a full 180 focusing on bringing templates to the masses. Now it’s easier than ever before to build beautiful block-based templates fast, coming with hundreds of templates all ready to be imported with a click of a button, Redux makes working with the block editor easy. That’s not to say Redux isn’t still perfect for developers too, but now rather than being only for developers Redux is for everyone. In this article we’ll be taking you through what Redux is, where Redux is going and what’s new with Redux 4.0. What is Redux? You might already be familiar with the name Redux, after all it has over 900,000+ active installs and powers of plugins and themes built by developers worldwide. Redux made the complex simple. Building admin options for plugins and themes and then later making the customizer a breeze to work with from a developer’s point of view. Then Gutenberg came to the forefront and Dovy, the founder of Redux, came to believe the days of an option framework were limited. After all Gutenberg, which became the block editor, was gunning for page builders and themes, so what should he do? With a background in big data Dovy knew there was a better way to build templates and get everything the user needs in one place rather than having to