Block-based Themes Meeting Summary: Aug 5, 2020

This week we held our bi-weekly 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.-based themes meeting in the #themereview channel. The conversation starts here.

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. Theme-related Updates

Keeping up with Gutenberg” was launched, a single place to follow Gutenberg related posts across the make blog universe. 

Discussion: porting existing themes to block-based themes

We had a discussion about easing the path for theme authors to make the switch to FSEFSE Short for Full Site Editing, a project for the Gutenberg plugin and the editor where a full page layout is created using only blocks., by allowing block templates to work with existing php templates. Specifically, the group discussed how template resolution could work, and the challenges that will arise around how the site editor will handle pages that use existing php templates.

The discussion arose from this GitHub issue, and continues there.

Open Floor

  • “it is difficult to get an overview of what we are working towards”
  • “Is FSE still targeted to being stable, in core, in 5.6? Or stable in Gutenberg at the release of 5.6?”