Full Site Editing (FSE) Resources

As WordPress 5.8 release is nearing, WordPress Full Site Editing (FSE) outreach lead Anne McCarthy has prepared an excellent Full Site Editing Resources with full of helpful guides. This resourceful resource post is intended to both the speakers and theme authors as well including some answers to FAQ. FSE is collection of block features that add value to users as well as theme developers.

If you’re presenting to theme authors, you can use this to get a sense at a glance of what might be relevant from what to demo, what resources to share, what GitHub issues to highlight, and more.

Anne McCarthy

Anne writes that the forthcoming WordPress 5.8 release “is focused mainly on bringing tools to extenders with limited changes to the user experience. This includes theme.json, new theme blocks, design tools, and template editing mode.”

During recent 2021 WordCamp Europe Automattic engineer Matias Ventura and Matt Mulenweg discussed about about the latest development of Gutenberg block editor and presented the following video highlighting current and ongoing features.

2021 WordCamp Europe Gutenberg Demo (Source: WordPress Blog)

The video is narrated by @beafialho highlights ongoing efforts to improve the editing and customization experience of WordPress.

Additional Helpful Resources

In preparation for lunching of WordPress 5.8 with optional new FSE features including template editing mode, global styling with theme.json and experimental navigation features, Anne McCarthy has put together helpful resources for block theme development.

The following lists of resources adapted from Anne’s post in ThemeShaper:

Quick Snapshot of WordPress 5.8 and Block Theme Development
Learning from Others

This post was Updated on July 16, 2021 and will be updated in future.