As I take my first deep dive into the new WordPress Site Editor, I’m stream-of-consciousness blogging the experience for future reference. Hopefully this will benefit others too!
I was on a podcast discussing my proposal for improving how the WordPress block editor handles CSS.
This is a proposal to use CSS utility classes for common layout needs and access to site-specific design tokens set in theme.json so that core, theme, and plugins have access to a standardized CSS toolkit. The result is a WordPress landscape where core is easier to extend and themes and plugins are more interoperable.
Block Styles let developers hand powerful design controls to WordPress site editors. Right now, there are some key limitations to the feature. I found some workarounds and have some ways I think Block Styles can evolve.
I enjoyed a day full of learning when I “attended” WordCamp US 2021 online. I focused mostly on talks about the WordPress Block Editor and took some notes!
As I keep working with the block editor in WordPress, I often find ways to improve my code’s efficiency and maintainability. Here are a couple tricks for working with Block Patterns that will make a developer’s life much easier.
I finally found a chance to present about my approach to implementing WordPress using the new(ish) Block Editor at my local developer meetup.