Full site editing for theme developers


Who is this course for?

This course is an overview of the new WordPress site editing features and block themes for experienced and aspiring theme developers.

Are there any prerequisites?

I recommend that you have basic theme development knowledge, such as basic PHP, HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. Having experience with and knowledge of the block editor is also helpful.

In parts of this course, I make references to classic PHP-based themes, and I make comparisons between classic themes and block themes. Without going into detail, I will discuss concepts like functions.php, theme support, enqueuing, and the template hierarchy. If these concepts are new to you, everything in the lessons might not be perfectly clear, but you should still be able to use the code examples to create your first block theme.

You also need a WordPress installation and a code editor to edit your files.

What you will learn

You will learn how block themes work and how to create a basic theme. You will learn how to use the Site Editor and theme.json to achieve the design you want for your theme.

My goal with this website is for you to gain enough information and knowledge about block themes and site editing to decide if you want to use and create block themes.

Complete the lessons in the introduction and then use the following chapters as references for continuing to improve your block theme.