Hallway Hangout: Curating the editor and building block themes for clients

Next week, @greenshady and I will host a casual conversation about building 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 for clients and ways you can curate the Editor experience in WordPress. We will also discuss common challenges and pain points, review existing solutions, and hopefully identify new improvements to WordPress that would make block theming easier for client work. 

To get the conversation started, the session will begin with a brief demonstration of new curation techniques available in WordPress 6.2 and how to build a starter block theme.

Discussion Topics

  • Editor experience curation techniques, including a new client-side 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. in WordPress 6.2
  • How to create a starter/boilerplate block theme for your business
  • Pain points and other challenges inhibiting block theme adoption for client work

If you’re interested in joining, the Hallway Hangout will happen on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at 12:00 PM CST (17:00 UTC). The meeting link will be shared through the Learn WordPress MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. group. RSVP for the event to access the link. Everyone is welcome, but if you have begun building block themes for clients or are interested in block theming, this session is especially for you! 

Props to @greenshady for review.

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