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Full site editing will change how everyone uses themes,
-and how we build them.

What is full site editing?

Full site editing is a set of new WordPress features that helps us edit all parts of our website: Block themes, template editing, site blocks, and global styles.

Block themes

With block themes, you use blocks to create entire pages or websites.
Everything you see on a page is a block.

Template editor

Templates are page designs and layouts created with blocks.
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, site footers or colors.
You can create your own custom templates or edit existing templates without code.

Site Editor

In the Site Editor you can edit site templates like your homepage, 404, archives and the search results page. Here you can also manage your websites templates and template parts.

The Site Editor displays the selected page template. The screen has several sidebars that can be opened and closed. On the left side is the navigation sidebar with links to the template lists and the WordPress dashboard. On the right is the block settings sidebar and the Styles sidebar.

Global styles

With the Styles options you can change the website’s background color and typography settings like font family and font size. You can set default colors for blocks, and create your own custom color palette.

New site blocks

You can customize your pages using new site blocks, including: Site title, logo, navigation, post title, featured image, date, categories and tags.

Build a header with the new full site editing blocks: Site title, tagline, navigation menu and search.

A new theme configuration file for developers

Theme developers can use the new configuration file with both classic themes and block themes. With the theme.json file, you can define default block settings, content width, fonts and colors, and drastically reduce the CSS needed to create themes.

The theme.json configuration file with settings for a default color palette.

What would you like to learn about WordPress full site editing?

Quick links:

For developers:

Let me know what you would like to read about and how I can improve the website and the example themes.

Twenty Twenty-Three

Twenty Twenty-Three is the next default theme for WordPress. The theme will be part of WordPress 6.1 in October 2022.

You can follow the development of the new full site editing theme via the GitHub repository. You can contribute by testing and reporting issues, with code, and with design.

This year the theme will have community contributed designs as style variations.
If you have not created style variations before you can learn more about them in this lesson.
Pleases submit your theme.json style variation before August 31.
The list of included style variations will be announced on September 7.

Read the announcement post on

WCEU 2022

#WCEU is over for this time, and I had a blast!
I am overwhelmed, grateful and energized 🥰 I appreciate
all of you who came to say hi, ask questions or thank me for creating
the website. It means a lot and I am happy that the site has made a difference.