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How to stay up to date
The official documentation for block themes is being rewritten and moved to the Theme Developer Handbook.
The theme developer handbook has information about stable features, while the block editor handbook has information about new experimental features that require the Gutenberg plugin.
Theme Developer Handbook:
Weekly meetings on WordPress Slack
The WordPress.org community Slack meetings are open to everyone.
To join the WordPress.org Slack, you first need to create an account: https://make.wordpress.org/chat/
Please respect that the meetings follow an agenda and that the Slack channels are not for support. The core editor team has weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 1400 UTC.
For a list of upcoming meetings, please see https://make.wordpress.org/meetings/.
Published meeting summaries and updates
The WordPress.org core editor team publishes monthly goals, meeting notes, and information about new versions of Gutenberg on https://make.wordpress.org/core/.
Look for the tag
#core-editor to find older posts.
Weekly summaries for themes with notable changes and GitHub issues are published on https://make.wordpress.org/themes/
The Gutenberg GitHub repository
The following labels may be of interest to you:
GitHub team for block theme developers
If you are a WordPress contributor and would like notifications of pull requests relevant to theme developers, please contact Ben Dwyer (alias Scruffian) on the WordPress Slack channel. The name of the team is Block Themers.
The WordPress.org developer blog
The developer blog on WordPress.org has useful in-depth articles about block and block theme development.
Resources from “Learn WordPress”
On learn.wordpress.org you can find an increasing number of workshops and lessons.
Many of the video lessons are short and cover a single topic. They are suitable for beginners. https://learn.wordpress.org/workshops/
You can also participate in social learning groups via meetup.com. These are often fun and energetic events where you can interact with other learners. And not least, as a developer, connect with users and learn what questions, ideas, and struggles they have. -Or why not join to help answer questions?
Social learning and workshop schedule: https://learn.wordpress.org/social-learning/
The full site editing outreach program
The full site editing outreach program is a way to gather feedback from anyone who wants to help test full site editing. You can read more in the introduction post.
Communication regarding this program happens on WordPress Slack in the public channel called
Podcasts, news, articles & tutorials related to site editing
Is someone missing? Maybe you? Please email me. 🙂