Full site editing will change how everyone uses themes,
-and how we build them.
What is full site editing?
Full site editing is a collective term for a set of new WordPress features that are under development:
With block themes, you use blocks to create entire pages or websites.
Everything you see on a page is a block.
WordPress 5.8 is planned to include an early version of full side editing with new blocks and a new template editor.
Templates are designs for full pages, including header and footer.
With the template editor you can add templates to your posts and pages. You can combine existing content with new templates, and give your posts and pages individual designs, headers, and colors.
You select or create templates directly from the new Template section in the block editor.
New site blocks
You can create header and footer areas or customize your blog using new blocks, including: Site title, logo, navigation, post author, post title, featured image, date, categories and tags.
A new theme configuration file for developers
A new configuration file will be available for theme developers, both for classic themes and block themes. With the theme.json file, developers can define default block settings, content width, fonts and colors, and drastically reduce the CSS needed to create themes.
Highlights from the WordPress community
Full site editing panel discussion
Future of WordPress themes panel disucssion
A new block theme by Automattic: Blockbase
Gutenberg times: So, You want to talk about Full-site Editing?
What’s next in Gutenberg?
Daisy Olsen, WordPress.tv: Anatomy of a block theme for Full Site Editing
WP Marmite: Full Site Editing Study: Will WordPress theme shops embrace this new paradigm?
Highlighted changes in Gutenberg 10.8:
-Letter-spacing support for site title and site tagline ( I built this 😀 )
-Font weight for the heading block
-Fix an issue where not all block patterns were showing
-Metaboxes were removed from the template editor
Highlighted changes in Gutenberg 10.7:
-The navigation block now has an option for a responsive menu.
-Margin support in theme.json.
-Color and padding support for individual columns in the column block.
If you are using or building a block theme, upgrading is recommended. You can read more in the announcement post.