Block Editor Support in Existing Default Themes

The default WordPress themes are a great way for even the most novice of sitesite (versus network, blog) owners to quickly get up and running with a WordPress site that speaks their unique message. WordPress 5.0 will ship with the brand new Twenty Nineteen theme that fully showcases everything the new blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience.-based editor has to offer. But, what if you aren’t ready to abandon your site’s current default theme?

New versions of all default WordPress themes will ship at the same time as WordPress 5.0 with full block editor support. For each theme:

  • Front-end and editor styles have been added for the new block-based editor.
  • Editor color palettes have been added based on the theme’s existing color settings. To best mesh with its accent color picker, Twenty Seventeen uses the block based editor’s default color palette.
  • In Twenty Thirteen, support has been added for wide alignments — they will be applied when no sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. is present.

If default themes are not updated, they will still work with WordPress 5.0, but the editor may not accurately reflect how the post or page will look to users. As always, you are strongly encouraged to always run the latest version of all themes. Below are the versions of each default theme that add full block editor support:

  • Twenty Seventeen: 1.8
  • Twenty Sixteen: 1.6
  • Twenty Fifteen: 2.1
  • Twenty Fourteen: 2.3
  • Twenty Thirteen: 2.5
  • Twenty Twelve: 2.6
  • Twenty Eleven: 2.9
  • Twenty Ten: 2.6

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