Hallway Hangout: Theme Building with Playground, Create-block-theme plugin, and GitHub 

During and after the Hallway Hangout on using the Site editor for client projects the question on how to handle version controlversion control A version control system keeps track of the source code and revisions to the source code. WordPress uses Subversion (SVN) for version control, with Git mirrors for most repositories. workflows for 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. theme development surfaced. You are invited to join Core contributorsCore Contributors Core contributors are those who have worked on a release of WordPress, by creating the functions or finding and patching bugs. These contributions are done through Trac. https://core.trac.wordpress.org. and theme builders at Automattic, discussing and sharing a workflow that combines open-source WordPress tools: Create Block Theme pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party and WordPress Playground. Playground allows them to connect their work to a GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ repository for managing their themes’ version control. 

In this session, theme developers will demonstrate the design, development, and preview approach for Automattic’s process. You will learn how to make all the connections work seamlessly from Playground to GitHub and back again, and how to work with the features of the Create Block Theme plugin.  An extensive time for Q & A allows for plenty of questions answered. 

The event will take place on June 19 at 11:00 UTC. The Zoom link will be posted into the #outreach channel on the day of the meeting. There will be a recording provided for those who can’t make it. 

Props to @greenshady for review.

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