Hallway Hangout: Let’s chat about WordPress 6.3 and block theming

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 with a special focus on enhancements coming in WordPress 6.3 and those planned for 6.4. 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 developers and users alike.

To get the conversation started, the session will begin with a brief demonstration of the changes coming to the Site Editor in 6.3, notably page management and new editing flows.

Discussion Topics

  • How WordPress 6.3 will impact block theme development
  • Ways to add functionality to block themes beyond what’s available in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.
  • Pain points and other challenges inhibiting block theme adoption

If you’re interested in joining, the Hallway Hangout will happen on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at 1:00 PM CST (18:00 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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