Brainstorm Force has a very popular Gutenberg Addon called Spectra. The name was just changed, it was previously called Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg. A big update to version 2 has just gone into beta and there is news about a pro version which is forthcoming.
- 300,000+ Active installs
- 769 5 star reviews
- Pro version coming soon
Video Walkthrough and Pro News
Version 2 Beta
Spectra version 2 is coming out in beta and is a reworking of the plugin. It is adding Flexbox layout options and has other improvements. The official announcement and beta sign up form is available on the plugins website.
Pro Version News
Kadence and GenerateBlocks have pro versions, but up to now Spectra has only had a free version in the WordPress plugin directory. Here is a hint about an upcoming Pro version:
“We also have a Pro version in the works, which will have features such as dynamic content, full theme builder, premium blocks & templates, and advanced workflow features.”Brainstorm Force announcement
While Brainstorm force has lagged behind Kadence and GenerateBlocks and not had a pro version, support for dynamic data, or a theme builder, coming later gives them the advantage of seeing what works and what doesn’t work. For this reason, I expect that the Pro version to be at least as good and likely better than other offerings.
The Brainstorm Force team has bundles of several of their WordPress products which have been very popular. The Essential Bundle includes Astra Pro, Premium Starter Templates, the WP Portfolio plugin, and either Ultimate Addons for Elementor or Ultimate Addons for Beaver Builder. The Growth Bundle includes everything in the Essential Bundler and the Convert Pro plugin, Schema Pro plugin, both Unlimited Addons for Elementor and Unlimited Elements for Beaver Builder, and access to the SkillJet training courses.
The big news is that the Pro version of Spectra will be included in the Essential and Growth packages of products! Brainstorm Force could have excluded this from these bundles, but they chose to take care of their previous customers.