You may be already aware of Gutenberg editor which is under rapid development and targeting to be merged in WordPress 5.0. The concept “get ready to make your words, pictures, and layout look as good on screen as they do in your imagination, without any code” has been represented with Gutenberg 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/. It has simplified to unlock the power of WordPress without being pro on coding.
Gutenberg is going to be available on core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., exact date is not fixed yet. It provides the ability to create own custom blocks for theme and plugin 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 developers and also works great on mobile if you need a quick edit on your phone.
The Gutenberg editor uses blocks to create all types of content, substituting a half-dozen inconsistent ways of customizing WordPress, bringing it in line with modern coding standards and aligning with open web initiatives. These custom blocks change how users, developers, and hosts interact with WordPress for building rich web content easier and more intuitive, democratizing publishing and work for everyone, regardless of technical ability.
Theme review team needs to make a decision about custom blocks that we should allow it or not on the theme? Before the Gutenberg merges into core, Theme Review Team need concrete decision regarding the custom blocks.
So please provide your views and suggestions about the custom block 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. that we should allow it or not in the theme. If you recommend us to allow such blocks, please send us your reasons behind it and share your precious suggestions to clarify your view. If allowed then what types of custom blocks are good to be allowed. Similarly, if you don’t like to allow this, share your views as well, so that we can decide what would be best among them. Feel free to give your views, so that we can make the better environment here in theme review for Gutenberg and custom blocks.
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