Block themes meeting Notes — Dec 8

Location: #themereview, the full transcript begins here.

Facilitated by @jeffikus

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

  • Directory names have changed for templates and template parts. Learn more here.
  • There’s a PR in progress that would add the ability to export a site’s global style settings into a 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. file.

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. Themes in the Theme Repository

The group discussed future ideas for displaying block themes in the Theme Repository. Some ideas were:

  • Figuring out a way to highlight patterns that have been provided by the theme.
  • Allowing users to mix & match patterns to build their own theme.
  • This would likely be a longer-term project. It would be great to arrange a coordinated design effort around refreshing this area.

Also discussed was how to identify block themes. Themes should use the full-site-editing tag if they support Full Site Editing. It should not be used if the theme leverages theme.json but does not support Full Site Editing.

#block-based-meeting, #block-based-themes