Here I’m looking at the new theme builder functionality that was recently released in Crocoblock’s JetThemeCore. It used to only work with their Kava theme, but the new version now also works with popular page builder friendly themes and is very easy to use.
We will use Crocoblock’s JetEngine to create a Custom Post Type and add some custom fields to it. Finally we will use the new theme builder together with the free version of Elementor to create single and archive templates for our Custom Post Type.
Discussion and Conclusions
The new version of JetThemeCore also now supports Gutenberg. However, the Gutenberg version still has several rough edges. The Elementor version was smooth sailing. There were really no issues using the new JetThemeCore functionality with Elementor. It worked flawlessly.
The theme builder functionality used to only work with the Kava theme. The Crocoblock Kava theme is nice, but popular themes like Kadence, Astra, or GeneratePress have many more features. So it is great to see the new theme builder works with more themes.
My conclusion about this new functionality is that when using it with Elementor it is the easiest theme builder that I’ve every used. Five stars for the Crocoblock team.