Block-based Meeting Notes — January 6

Channel: #themereview
Facilitated by @kjellr

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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ + Themes Highlights

  • Work on the “Archive Title” block is in progress. This (combined with the recent query 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. updates) will make archive pages very close to complete.
  • This PR would add a border radius control to the search block.

TT1 Blocks

Development for TT1 Blocks is on-going here: 
https://github.com/WordPress/theme-experiments/tree/master/tt1-blocks

  • The theme was recently renamed from “Twenty Twenty-One Blocks”, to avoid confusion with the original Twenty Twenty-One theme.
  • Progress in the repository’s project board is ongoing. There’s a growing list of blocker issues being migrated over to Gutenberg. @scruffian reiterated the prioritization of logging Gutenberg issues versus fixing them directly for now, so that the 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. team can get a clear view of all the outstanding tasks.
  • Progress on preparing the theme for its theme repository submission is happening in this issue.
  • There’s a related discussion around whether or not the theme should have additional code to fully support comments at this point.

Open Floor

  • @richtabor asked about the minimum Gutenberg version required for using TT1 Blocks. @kjellr want sure of the minimum required version, but suggested that since FSE is still under heavy development, anything other than the latest version might have breaking changes.
  • @richtabor asked if TT1 Blocks will work without the Gutenberg pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party. Once FSE functionality is merged into coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. it will, but for now block based themes all require the plugin.

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Block Themes Meeting Notes for 16 December 2020

Channel: #themereview

Facilitated by @kjellr

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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ + Themes Highlights

  • WordPress 5.6 was released last week.
  • HeaderHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. blocks will soon have a font-weight setting
  • We want to load the Site Editor in an iFrame to give us a clean slate for styles in the front and back end.
  • Custom units are now an option for the spacing control.

There are more Gutenberg updates in the latest Gutenberg + Themes post.

Twenty Twenty-One (TT1) Blocks

Work is accelerating on the new 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. version of TwentyTwentyOne. This is centered around this project board.

The aim of this project is to reevaluate all of the Block specific CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. in TwentyTwenty one and determine if it’s still needed, and if it is, whether to move to Gutenberg; make it configurable via Global Styles, or add it to TT1 Blocks.

In many cases this is resulting in new issues and PRs in Gutenberg. We are keeping track of these on the board. Cards that are blocked by a Gutenberg issue should be moved to “Blocked” until the Gutenberg issue is fixed. This will give us a comprehensive list of all the issues we need to fix to get TT1 Blocks launched.

With the FSE Outreach Program starting up again soon, we’d like to add TT1 Blocks to the Theme Repository to make it easier for users to test Full Site Editing. We’ll use the name TT1 Blocks to ensure that users don’t get confused with the default theme TwentyTwentyOne.

Requirements for Block Themes

There was some discussion about the requirements for full site editing themes. The following changes were proposed:

  • Make the 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 a requirement
  • Remove the requirement for specific php templates (e.g. header.php)

We need to ensure that the block markup in a theme submission is valid. Exactly how we go about this is something which still needs exploring.

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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ 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?”

WCEU office hours and contributor day

Office hours 2nd of june

The Themes team office hours will be on Tuesday June 2 @ 17:00 UTC.

During the office hours, you are welcome to ask questions about the team and how you can contribute.

To join, you need a WordPress.org slack account. Our channel is called #themereview.

If you are not able to attend, team members are usually available on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. during EU hours. You can post your questions and we can get back to you when we are available.


Contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. 4th of june

We would love to hear what you would like to learn more about during the contributor day. -Our plans are flexible depending on what you would like to do.

We would like to start with a one hour introduction to theme reviewing, between 14:00-15:00 UTC and we will do that in two groups, using Zoom. You do not need to use a camera or a microphone to participate.

We will talk about why we do reviews, how we perform reviews, and perhaps do a quick theme review together.

After our break, we would like to focus on full site editing and 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. So, for this part, we will have to wing it :). The goal is to test, learn and to create a theme together that eventually can be added to the theme directory.
You can join even if you have never tried or looked in to full site editing before.

Team members and team representatives will also be available on slack during the afternoon.


What you will need

You will need a WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ account and a WordPress slack account.

You will also need a WordPress install that you can use for testing.


Where to find information for new contributors

You can read more about the Themes team here.

On this page, you can read about how to get started at a contributor day:

Here, you can learn about reviewing themes:

#themes-team

Block-based Themes Meeting Notes – May 6, 2020

Happened in #themereview channel, facilitated by @kjellr.

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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ Roundup

Gutenberg 8.0 was released! Here are some highlights:

Folks are working to bring feature parity between 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. blocks and other existing coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. blocks, eliminating a lot of extra CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. we’ve had to write for block-based themes: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/21087

Lots of good discussion around whether template parts should specify their own HTMLHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites. tag, and include group block controls: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/20997

Support for dynamic content (relative media paths, translations) in block templates: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/21932

Adding a button to the full-site editor to download a theme including changes you’ve made: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/21958

  • There are concerns about the increased volume of themes that are essentially copies of other themes.

Discussion Topic: Keeping up with Gutenberg Changes

@poena recently asked:

Where does your news and updates come from?

  • GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ notifications
  • #core-editor chat summaries
  • Release changelog
  • Tags for in-progress work, e.g. [Feature] Full-site Editing, [Feature] Themes

A longer, nuanced discussion ensued around the challenge of influencing changes before they are made / released happened in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

Two primary suggestions emerged that the team is going to try out!

  1. A weekly news digest focused on in-progress work and changes related to themes. @itsjusteileen and @kjellr will take a pass at the first post next week!
  2. Using the [Feature] Themes tag on the Gutenberg repo more often as relevant, and using tags in general.

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