The folks at Elementor just announced the acquisition of Layers, a popular WordPress theme brand by Obox Themes. This move presents an exciting new direction for the WordPress page builder and its community.
Launched back in 2014 by David and Marc Perel, Layers has created various beautiful themes including Crafthouse and Peak. Right after the acquisition, the Elementor team started to make all of them compatible with the Elementor page builder. Thus, their users can benefit from the many built-in unique design features of these themes along with an advanced Customizer panel. They will help less tech-savvy users or non web designers manage their entire WordPress site design hassle-free.
However, we forgot to tell you the best news yet. All themes are now available for free. They are also discussing whether to add them to the WordPress repository.
Layers customers will still get full support for the next two months provided by the original owners. After that, support will be handled by the Layers user community. Elementor will continue to ensure that the themes remain compatible with WordPress and their page builder, but no new features are currently planned.