Who is this course for?
This course is an overview of WordPress full site editing and block themes for theme developers and those who wants to learn to create themes.
Are there any prerequisites?
In parts of this course, I make references to classic PHP-based themes, and I make comparisons between classic themes and block themes. I will be talking about concepts like functions.php, theme support, enqueuing, and the template hierarchy without going into details. If these concepts are new to you, then 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 code editor for editing your files, and a WordPress installation.
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 so that you can decide if you want to use and create block themes.
Recommended learning path
Complete the lessons in the introduction and then use the following chapters as references for continuing to improve your block theme.
- Creating block themes
- Block grammar basics
- Exercise: Templates and template parts
- Global Styles & theme.json
- Exercise: Creating theme.json