When WordPress 5.0 was introduced at the end of 2018, the familiar Classic editor of WordPress was replaced by a new one called Gutenberg. This new editor is a significant change in creating content on WordPress websites by using blocks instead. But that's just the beginning.
- Full Site Editing (FSE) - All You Need To Know - P1 - Overview
- Gutenberg vs. Page Builders - What is Better & Faster? In-depth Comparison
- Review Quadrat - A WordPress Block Theme
- Top Resources to Learn About WordPress Block Theme for Developers
- Full Site Editing - P5: What Are Block Patterns in Gutenberg? How to Create Them?
You can build a website with WordPress without much coding skill, or even without touching any line of code. The reason lies in many wonderful tools which help you do it easily. The most popular tools, it’s no doubt to say, are Gutenberg and page builders. At the moment, they have their pros and cons, so it’s not easy to decide which one is the best and overwhelms the other.
Recently, Full Site Editing (FSE) has been constantly mentioned daily in many WordPress forums and communities. This feature is considered an outstanding transformation of the way we work with WordPress, including the transition from traditional themes to block themes.
Block Themes, also known as Block-Based Themes, are the themes that are designed to be compatible perfectly with Gutenberg blocks and full-site editing. There are a few block themes since Full Site Editing (FSE) is still currently under development. The present block themes are generally in a basic state, mainly serving the requirement to research and develop FSE's features.
Along with that, a completely new block theme, named Quadrat, has been developed recently by the Automattic team. This is a pretty complete block theme for blogs and podcast websites with an eye-catching look. Among the existing Gutenberg block themes, this theme is seen as one of the few having its own "personality".
As we mentioned in the article about Full Site Editing and others in this series before, block themes (or block-based themes) and the Full Site Editing (FSE) feature are changing the way we build WordPress sites. In each WordPress version, the block editor is updated with new features until it’s completely integrated with the core. So users, developers, and theme makers surely need to prepare themselves and keep updated every day for this revolution. That’s why finding resources to learn about block themes is important.
After the 4 articles in the FSE series, we’ve received a lot of positive feedback from readers. In particular, many of them asked to have one more part about Gutenberg block patterns. So, we came up with a post that has everything you need about this feature, like what block patterns are, their applications, how to create one, and the good resources of block patterns. Let's spend 5 minutes reading now!