Coming soon: Block Pattern Directory Submissions

Last year we launched the Block Pattern Directory, a curated selection of beautiful and useful block patterns hosted on The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. and usable directly from the post editor in any WordPress site.

The main screen of the block pattern directory.

Soon we plan to open the Pattern Directory to submissions from the public. The Pattern Creator page will allow designers and content creators to build, edit, and submit their best 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. patterns to the directory. Approved patterns will be added to the directory, where they will be instantly available to the authors of millions of WordPress sites.

The Pattern Creator editor page, after submitting a newly created pattern.

The Pattern Creator is expected to launch next week. In the meantime, we’d like to invite designers, theme developers, and anyone else who loves creating block patterns, to help test the submission process and start submitting and publishing patterns early. If creating and sharing block patterns with the whole world sounds like something you’d love to do, you can get started now.

Information for other community teams:

The Pattern Directory is open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL.. You can participate in its development in the pattern-directory GitHub repository. Suggestions and feedback are welcome on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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. or in comments on this post. Please report any issues you find by filling out a bug report.