Developer Resources gets a refresh

After many months of hard work, the redesign for the Developer Resources section of 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. was launched yesterday. The goal was to provide an aesthetic refresh, update the site to a 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, and provide a consistent layout throughout the site. Congratulations to everyone who was involved in this effort.

You can view the announcement post for a more detailed overview of this project. All development took place in the wporg-developer 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. repository, and the design was done in Figma.

Here’s a look at the new homepage followed by a sample page from the Block Editor Handbook.

The redesigned homepage versus the previous site.
A redesigned single page layout versus the previous site.

Design is content

This redesign focused on updating the theme structure, fonts, spacing, colors, etc. It did not touch any content in the various handbooks that comprise Developer Resources. Yet, the content is why we all visit this section of 

Therefore, now that Developer Resources is updated, this is the perfect time to audit and improve the content throughout. Updating documentation, especially quick fixes like formatting and grammar, is one of the best ways new (or returning) contributors can help support the WordPress project. 

If you are interested in contributing to documentation, please check out the resources below. 

As with all changes to, this redesign is just a single iteration, with many more to come in the future. So, if you find an issue or have suggestions for larger functional changes, feel free to open an issue on GitHub. You will also see several issues already on deck for the next iteration

Finally, make sure to join the #website-redesign SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel if you are interested in additional updates coming to and want to contribute. Thanks!

Props to @greenshady for reviewing this post and providing feedback.

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