‘blocks’ Videos

  • Builder basics: building with columns, groups, rows and stacks

    Speaker: Nick Diego

    December 2, 2022 — In this Online Workshop, we’ll explore how to design sophisticated layouts using Columns, Group, Row and Stack blocks. These blocks represent the fundamental building blocks of every WordPress website. You’ll learn the nuances of each block type and how to configure them correctly, with a special focus on new features in WordPress 6.1. Join us for an interactive presentation followed by a group Q&A.

  • Block spacing

    Speaker: Wes Theron

    November 9, 2022 — Learn how to remove or add blank space between your blocks.

  • Padding, margin and block spacing

    Speaker: Wes Theron

    November 9, 2022 — In this session, we are going to explore how to use the padding, margin and block spacing settings.

  • Re-creating block designs, part one

    Speaker: Wes Theron

    October 17, 2022 — In this live demo, we will be re-creating block designs or design elements in the Block Editor. This will require using and nesting a variety of blocks.

  • All about reusable blocks

    All About Reusable BlocksSpeaker: Destiny Kanno

    September 9, 2022 — I find that reusable blocks tend to be one of the Block Editor’s most slept on feature. There are so many ways that the reusable block can be a part of your every day publishing workflow whether it’s by sharing new recipes, repeating checklists, or templating processes.

    In this session we will discuss when and why to use reusable blocks, how they can boost your website workflow, and share and build some use cases in real time.

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  • The creative side of blocks, Volume 2

    Speakers: Courtney Patubo Kranzke, Brian Gardner

    September 7, 2022 — Did you know that you can create all sorts of interesting art with blocks in WordPress? The possibilities are wild and wonderful! Join us for a look behind a piece of block art and perhaps you’ll be inspired to create your own.

    This is the second workshop in our block art series! Witness the power and flexibility of WordPress as Brian Gardner demonstrates how to design and build a magazine cover using core blocks.

  • Nick Diego: Exploring the Power of Block Variations

    Speaker: Nick Diego

    August 26, 2022 — The block variation API allows you to create “variations” of existing blocks. A variation differs from the original block by a predefined set of attributes or inner blocks. When the variation block is inserted into the Editor, it will have these attributes and/or inner blocks rather than those of the default block. Whew, sounds complicated, right?

    In this online workshop, we will demystify block variations and demonstrate just how powerful they can be. Variations are a fundamental part of modern WordPress website development. In fact, many WordPress Core blocks that you use every day are actually variations!

  • Creating a new header with blocks

    Speaker: Wes Theron

    August 24, 2022 — Explore how to build a header from scratch using a block theme! Gain a deeper understanding of how blocks are nested to create a header, and how to replace a header template part.

  • The creative side of blocks

    Speakers: Courtney Patubo Kranzke, Brian Gardner

    August 8, 2022 — Did you know that you can create all sorts of interesting art with blocks in WordPress? The possibilities are wild and wonderful!

    In this workshop, Brian Gardner walks us through one of his block art creations. We also introduce you to the Museum of Block Art, where Brian and other block artists showcase their creations. Perhaps you will be inspired to create your own piece of block art and contribute your creations to the museum!

  • K Adam White: Real-World Responsive Blocks

    WordCamp Boston 2019Speaker: K. Adam White

    October 30, 2020 — In this session we’ll discover how to roll our own efficient, container-aware styling with the JavaScript ResizeObserver object, using code that works in all major browsers. With only a few lines of HTML & CSS we can make our blocks look superb wherever they appear on the page!

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