Block-based Themes Meeting Notes – October 6th, 2021

When: October 6th, 2021

Where: #themereview

What: This week’s agenda.

For the full conversation, here is a link to where the slack discussion starts.

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. + Themes Updates

  • Work has started on the Comments 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. 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. (34994)
  • An interesting proposal to surface theme specific patterns in the Pattern Directory (35364)
  • Another proposal to allow theme.jsonJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML. to target block settings (35114)
  • A new block theme called Slick has been submitted to theme-experiments (289)

Open Floor

There was some discussion around what will be included in WordPress 5.9, specifically which 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. features will be included, but the answers are not yet clear.

There were also some questions around a new default theme. @kjellr has since announced the new default theme that will ship with 5.9: Twenty Twenty Two