The WordPress Patterns Directory

As part of the recent WordPress 5.8 release, a new official Block Patterns Directory, similar to the the themes and plugins, have also been lunched. The initial release includes 70 curated patterns submitted by 20 community members.

I am a big fan of Gutenberg block patterns. Before this release, a few official patterns were available Block editor UI and default Twenty Twenty and Twenty Twenty-one themes. This unified block pattern directory is a welcome addition. In my opinion, patterns are game changer for WordPress users!

In the announcement post, Kelly Choyce-Dwan writes these patterns can be used in any Gutenberg enabled sites by clicking “Copy” or “Copy pattern” to a desired pattern, and pasting the blocks into a post on your WordPress site.

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As Justin Tadlock writes in a recent post, I can’t wait to see how WordPress community start contributing to the new pattern directory just like the theme and plugin directories.