Frequently asked questions about full site editing

How do I enable full site editing?

From Gutenberg version 9.3.0, you no longer need to enable full site editing manually. If you are using an older version, you can download the latest version from the WordPress plugin directory.

Full site editing is still experimental, but the features are automatically enabled when you activate a full site editing theme.

On activation, you will see this notice in the WordPress admin area:
Full site editing activation notice.

Where can I find a theme to test with full site editing?

The course material includes a test theme called Stanley (Completed), which is a full site editing version of the old default theme “Kubrick”.
This is a very basic theme built for being extended and to showcase the file structure.

An example block based theme with a grey body background and blue header.

Twenty Twenty-One blocks
There is an official WordPress GitHub repository for experimental themes.
https://github.com/WordPress/theme-experiments
Here you will find the full site editing version of the default theme Twenty Twenty-One.

A screenshot of the default theme with a large heading and mint green background.


Do you have a question about full site editing?

Send me your questions and I will try my best to answer them or do some testing. If I don’t know the answer, I can pass the question on and publish it here.

-If you find a question on this page that has no answer yet, please feel free to contribute.