Gutenberg 13.3: Border Control and Post Terms Variations Features

Note: This post is part of understanding new features in full site editing (FSE) interface. This learning post is still in active development and updated regularly.

The recently released Gutenberg 13.3 has enhanced and added some interesting block features including a new table of content blocks, border control and post terms variations features. Among theme my favorites are the border control and post terms variation. Highlights of these features can be found in this release note and more detailed on border control can be found in this GitHub PR #4091 and adding dynamic variations of custom taxonomies, in this GitHub PR #39837.

Full Site Editing

CSS-Tricks: How to Create Block Theme Patterns in WordPress 6.0

My tutorial article on How to Create Block Theme Patterns in WordPress 6.0 was published on CSS-Tricks today. This is my second article on CSS-Tricks under the new Digital Ocean management.

This article covers how creating and using block patterns evolved since patterns were introduced in 2020 with the WordPress 5.5. Now, patterns are taking central part in the design of WordPress sites for both the novices and experts.

The Gutenberg Times, weekend edition #218 has covered this article and mentions other two tutorial articles (one, two) on block themes published on CSS-Tricks.

Block Editor: Understanding BlockGap

Note: This post is part of understanding new features in full site editing (FSE) interface. This learning post is still in active development and updated regularly. Block Editor BlockGap (also known as spacing) adds “the gap blocks using margins (top margins) because there’s no “gap” support in regular divs (no flex or grid)”. In the Full Site Editing, Carolina describes BlockGap: […]

Block Themes vs Classic Theme

Noren Anders, developer lead of Twenty Twenty theme, one of favorite default themes after the current Twenty Twenty-Two theme, reflects on Gutenberg block themes and classic themes and writes in his personal website that classic themes provide more flexibilities to theme authors than the block-based themes. Block themes are getting better with every Gutenberg release, […]

Full Site Editing, Gutenberg

CSS-Tricks: Creating Style Variations in WordPress Block Themes

On May 16 yet another tutorial article Creating Style Variations in WordPress Block Themes was published on CSS-Tricks, under new Digital Ocean management.

This article covers how theme style variations in blocks themes make theme authors and site owners to add different look of the site (background, fonts etc) without creating child themes.