The release of WordPress 5.9 enabled one of the most significant changes to the way WordPress themes work that we have seen in over 7 years. This one is a bit lengthy, so be sure to expand the description to see the timestamps.
In this video, I review
1. What a theme is and why it exists.
2. An overview of the new Block Theme and Full Site Editing features.
3. A brief walkthrough of how to create both Classic and Block Themes.
Our Agency: Peak Performance Digital:
WordPress Custom Theme Tutorial referenced in the classic theme section:
00:00 – Intro
00:35 – What is a theme?
03:30 – History of themes
04:36 – Intro to Block Themes
05:32 – Differences between theme types
06:07 – Building a classic theme
06:55 – Adding a page template
09:08 – Adding a navigation menu
10:52 – Additional classic theme considerations
11:50 – Building a block theme
15:45 – Building a block theme header component
18:49 – Block Theme menus
21:42 – Block theme index template
25:00 – Block theme page template
27:20 – Block theme post template
30:11 – Block theme front page templats
33:06 – Exporting and moving Block Theme
35:24 – Outro