Exploring Synced Pattern Overrides Feature in WordPress 6.6

Note: This post of understanding newly added WordPress Site Editor features including using blocks. This learning post is still in active development and updated regularly.

WordPress 6.6 introduces a powerful new feature called Synced Pattern Override, which has been in development since previous release cycles. As a reminder, block patterns are pre-designed groups of blocks that can be inserted into pages and posts. These patterns include elements like headers, call-to-action sections, lists of queries, or entire page/post templates.

Patterns that remain unchanged regardless of how many times or where it’s used on the website. These were formerly called “reusable blocks” in older versions of WordPress. Note: these can only be created and managed from the WordPress admin. Theme Handbook

Additional details on patterns can be found in the recently updated Theme Handbook.

The synced pattern overrides feature allows users to maintain consistent layouts and styles across different patterns, while permitting each instance to have customized content. For example, if a ‘CTA’ card pattern is created, it can be inserted into multiple posts to maintain the design consistent and flexible, and customize its content more efficiently.

Exploring Gutenberg Grid Blocks

Note: This post of understanding newly added WordPress Site Editor features including using blocks. This learning post is still in active development and updated regularly. Grid layout support in the column blocks was initially introduced in the block editor with Gutenberg 15.5 and was officially integrated into WordPress 6.3. The new experimental grid features allowed […]

Revisiting Basic Git Commands and Troubleshooting GitHub SSH Authentication

Note: This post is part of refreshing Git push errors and SSH key authentication error issues. This learning post is still in active development and updated regularly. I hadn’t used my GitHub repository for a while. Recently, I decided to start creating blueprints for my WP Playground to test the upcoming features in WordPress 6.6 […]

WordPress 6.6 Watch List

Note: This post of understanding newly added WordPress Site Editor features including using blocks. This learning post is still in active development and updated regularly. WordPress 6.6 is anticipated to introduce many new features, such as new theme.json  Section Styling, Colorways, and Typesets. Several of mine topics of interest and those of numerous others were […]

Highlights of the WordPress 6.5 Features

Note: This post of understanding newly added WordPress Site Editor features including using blocks. This learning post is still in active development and updated regularly. WordPress 6.5 is loaded with numerous features that are discussed in the resources listed at the conclusion of this article. In this brief learning post, I am highlighting some selected […]