Daisy Olsen

Block Theme Adoption: A Gradual Approach

An entirely new way to think about theme development was introduced in WordPress 5.9 with the addition of Block Themes. Changing the way your existing and future themes are built, however, can be a daunting and time-prohibitive process.

Join Daisy as she shares some ways you can begin taking advantage of Block Theme features today, without a complete code overhaul. Tapping into exciting new features of the block editor can be added to almost any theme. By incorporating Global Styles via theme.json or templates and template parts made entirely of block markup you can see immediate benefits with gradual block theme adoption.

What You’ll Learn

  • A little history about WordPress themes
  • Block theme functionality you can add quickly
  • Block theme adoption options
  • How to expand your theme.json file
  • How to use the template editor
  • Site editor best practices
  • The extensibility of block themes