When we launched the Atomic Blocks plugin and theme on April 6th, we weren’t sure what kind of response we were going to get since Gutenberg was relatively new to most people. Today, we’re super excited to say that we recently crossed 6,000 downloads and 600+ active installs on WordPress.org. 🎉 The download count as of today is 6,180. Woo!
It was encouraging, to say the least, to see the download count grow by the day. What was even more encouraging was to see the enthusiasm that people had about Atomic Blocks and Gutenberg in general. Despite some initial criticism about the new WordPress editor, lots of kinks have been worked out and people are starting to see the benefits of the block-based editor.
We’re also excited to be showing up next to the official Gutenberg plugin when you search for “gutenberg” on WordPress.org! It wouldn’t be possible without all of the positive engagement and enthusiasm about Atomic Blocks.
Gutenberg Course Giveaway
To celebrate this milestone of 6,000 downloads, we’re giving away access to three educational courses to help you get started with Gutenberg whether you’re a user, a developer, or a themer.
- Zac Gordon’s Gutenberg Development course
- Joe Casabona’s Introduction to Gutenberg course
- Zac and Joe’s Theming with Gutenberg course
All of these courses are great starting points for working with and developing for Gutenberg. Zac and Joe are veteran WordPress educators that are extending their expertise to the new WordPress editor.
How To Enter
Entering this contest is super simple. Leave us a short comment below about the course you’d like to take and why you think it would be helpful! We’ll pick three winners in two weeks, on Wednesday, August 15th.
Thanks again to everyone for the support! Please feel free to share this post with your social media followers to help spread the word about Gutenberg, Atomic Blocks, and this giveaway!
Thanks to everyone who submitted a comment and entered the Gutenberg course giveaway! Because of the excitement about the courses, we added a fourth winner to the list. Congrats to the winners below who were chosen at random!
- Jared Parmenter
- Dave Warfel
We’ll be contacting the winners directly with instructions on how to redeem their course and get started with Gutenberg. We’ll also be contacting everyone who didn’t win with an exclusive discount from Zac and Joe to help you also get started.