A Developers Guide to Block Themes – Part 2

This course is in the process of being updated for the latest version of WordPress, released on November 7, 2023.

Block Theme Development Tactics

Block Themes are an exciting new way to develop themes for WordPress. The Block Editor allows developers to rapidly create theme templates, template parts, and all the various elements needed for a modern WordPress theme.

This course is Part 2 of the Developers Guide to Block Themes, which will cover more advanced block theme development tactics. Part 2 follows directly from Part 1 – Block Theme Development Fundamentals, so it’s highly recommended that you complete that course first.

In this course, you will learn…

  • Adding custom fonts to your block theme
  • Adding custom functionality through block patterns
  • Creating Global Styles variations
  • Making your block theme translation ready
  • Locking down your theme settings and blocks

In order to complete the exercises in this course, you will need a local WordPress development environment and a code editor. You will also need to have either WordPress version 6.1 installed, or version 6.0 with the Gutenberg plugin installed and active. You will also need a WordPress.org profile, whichwhich you can register for here if you don’t already have one.

Ready to get started? Just click the Take Course button, and you will be on your way.

Part 1 Recap

Custom Fonts in Block Themes

Custom Theme Functionality with Block Patterns

Global Styles Variations


Locking Down your Theme

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