FSE Program Testing Call #24: Momery Makeover

This post is the twenty-fourth call for testing as part of the Full Site Editing Outreach Program. For more information about this experimental program, please review this FAQ for helpful details. To properly join the fun, please head to #fse-outreach-experiment in Make Slack for future testing announcements, helpful posts, and more will be shared there. 


Similar to the twenty-third call for testing, various items slated for WordPress 6.3 are ready for exploration and testing. It’ll start out using an RCRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. version of the 16.0 GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ release to provide an early look at what’s to come and ensure feedback is timely with the upcoming release deadlines. While there are a lot of changes, big and small, expect this test to cover the following:

Taken together, these new tools and interface enhancements aim to create a more cohesive experience. Similar to a few prior calls for testing, the form of this test is going to be both prescriptive with steps to take in order to ensure certain features are covered and, at points, open-ended so you can explore and think of areas to improve. 

I will be out for two weeks so @bph will be covering responding to this call for testing. Big thank you!


You run a website with a few others for a fictional town called Momery where you all share upcoming community events for folks to join. After a recent meeting about the website, your task is to implement a few changes: a new footer for parts of the site, a new post layout on the homepage to remove images, a call to action to encourage folks to host across your site, and a new page. As you work, you rely on revisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. to try out different options and patterns to speed up creation. 

Testing Instructions 

To use a prebuilt test site: 

  1. Open this link only once: https://app.instawp.io/launch?t=fse-call-for-testing-24&d=v1 
  2. Please do not repeatedly open this link as it creates a new site each time and there’s a limit of 50 sites that can be created. 
  3. This will launch a site for you to use for up to 24 hours. Select “Magic Login” to log in to the wp-admin dashboard. 
  4. Save the link to your site so you can access it again during the test. 

To set up your own test site: 

  1. Have a test site using the latest version of WordPress. It’s important this is not a production/live site. 
  2. Install and activate the Twenty Twenty Three One by going to Appearances > Themes.
  3. Install and activate Gutenberg 16.0 RC1 or the latest version of Gutenberg after 16.0 RC1. 
  4. Head to Tools > Import and import this file to have access to the same content as above. From there, create a simple menu. 

If you have any issues with manual setup, just comment on the post or pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” me (@annezazu) in WordPress.orgWordPress.org 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. https://wordpress.org/ slackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

Create a few new items to exist across your site

  1. Head to Appearance > Site Editor > Templates > Home.
  2. Change the Query LoopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop. 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. pattern to use a different one that doesn’t show the featured images of each post.
  3. Make the menu in the HeaderHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. always show up as an icon with three lines instead of two.
  4. Save changes.
  5. At the bottom of the template, create a new Footer template part with a full width layout and three columns using the supplied patterns. Ensure this template part matches the background of the site.
  6. Create a new menu within the new template part with links to Host, Partners, Pricing and a search block. 
  7. Create a reusable block with a call to action around hosting an event with Momery with buttons linking to both the “Host” and “Pricing” pages (select the blocks of your choosing > open the three dot menu in the block toolbar > select “Create Reusable block”) . As a reminder, consider how patterns might be used for inspiration.
  8. Save changes.
  9. Use the command-k tool to invoke the command center to ensure both the new footer template part and the reusable block with the call to action exist across your Page template and Single template. 

Edit pages and templates

  1. Edit your About page to add a featured imageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts. from your media library. Navigate there however you’d like.
  2. Edit your Page template so that the featured image appears full width at 400px height with a duotone filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. of your choosing. 
  3. Change the location of the featured image for the Page template. Make any other changes you’d like to it!
  4. Click the title bar to open the command center and switch to the Contact page. 
  5. Edit the Contact page to add in your preference for communication (email, text, phone call, video chat). 
  6. Click the W icon to open the Site View, find the Pages section, and click the + button to draft a new page titled “Portfolio”. Make any changes you’d like for the page, including adding any patterns.
  7. Save changes.
  8. Go back to your dashboard when done, head to Pages, and publish the page you just created to ensure it shows up on your site. 

Roll back some changes

  1. Return to the Site Editor by going to Appearance > Editor and select Templates > Home.
  2. Open block settings and head to the Template tab. 
  3. Notice there is a revision section at the bottom and select it. 
  4. Roll back to the prior Footer template part so that just your home template is no longer using one with the three columns, instead opting for a simpler version.
  5. Re-add the call to action reusable block you created.
  6. Save changes.

Explore the Library

  1. Click the W icon to open the Site View and select Library. 
  2. Find and open the reusable block you created earlier and make a few changes to the text.
  3. Save changes and check to ensure those changes are visible across your site.

Explore further – here are some ideas:

  • Make changes to your various pieces of your site and explore using the revision history more.
  • Change Style variations to switch up the theme style. In the Site View, use the addition of the Stylebook to see all of your changes.
  • Use the command center to continue jumping around to different parts of your site, make change, and save.
  • Explore creating and editing more pages, templates, template parts, and reusable blocks.

What to notice:

  • Did the experience crash at any point?
  • Did the saving experience work properly? 
  • What did you find particularly confusing or frustrating about the experience?
  • What did you especially enjoy or appreciate about the experience? 
  • What would have made this experience easier?
  • Did you find that what you created matched what you saw on your site?
  • Did it work using Keyboard only?
  • Did it work using a screen reader?
  • Did it work while using just a mobile device? Shout out to @nomadskateboarding for this addition!

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