Bonus -Community resources & How to stay up to date

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How to stay up to date

Official documentation

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:

Block Editor Handbook

Weekly meetings on WordPress Slack

The community Slack meetings are open to everyone.
To join the Slack, you first need to create an account:

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

Published meeting summaries and updates

The core editor team publishes monthly goals, meeting notes, and information about new versions of Gutenberg on

Look for the tag #core-editor to find older posts.

Weekly summaries for themes with notable changes and GitHub issues are published on

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 developer blog

The developer blog on has useful in-depth articles about block and block theme development.

Resources from “Learn WordPress”

On 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.

You can also participate in social learning groups via 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:

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 #fse-outreach-experiment.

Community resources

Carrie Dills

Ryan Welcher
Live coding for Gutenberg: Youtube Twitch.

Jonathan Bossenger

Jamie Marsland (PootlePress)

Brian Coords Youtube

Aurooba Ahmed & Brian Coords viewSource (Youtube)

Fränk Klein

10 up Gutenberg best practices

Theme developers

Anariel Design

Anders Norén

Elma Studio

Podcasts, news, articles & tutorials related to site editing

WP Engine Builders

Is someone missing? Maybe you? Please email me. 🙂