This online workshop is a follow-up to my WordCamp US presentation “Let’s Build a Custom Block in 15 Minutes”. We will walk through the process of building a custom block using the Create Block tool in more detail and add a few additional features. For our block example, we will be “blockifying” the original Hello Dolly plugin by Matt Mullenweg.
June 25, 2020 — This talk examines the current status of theme development (in May 2020). Create stunning themes for the future by learning how to take advantage of blocks, block templates, and block patterns.
– explaining the difference between block templates and patterns
– adding templates and patterns to your existing themes improves user experience
– building block templates and patterns for existing themes
– planning to take advantage of upcoming core enhancements like full site editing
October 24, 2019
January 11, 2019 — WordPress 5.0 introduces a new block editor called “Gutenberg” and if you’re a WordPress developer, you need to know how to build blocks. This talk is for developers who have already created basic blocks and are ready to build more complex blocks and to migrate legacy shortcodes as well as meta boxes to blocks.
December 11, 2018 — WordPress 5.0 introduces a new block editor called “Gutenberg” and if you’re a WordPress developer, you need to know how to build blocks. This talk will get you started.