Hari Shanker interviewed three of us about how to use the Learn WordPress website. Whether a Meetup organizer, teacher, or self-paced learner, Learn.WordPress.org can help you get started with WordPress.
The first cohort of adult students to learn WordPress in Code Differently‘s Return Ready program had an opportunity to speak at WordFest’s first event. We shared what it is like to teach and learn WordPress. Tune in for a quick overview on the WordPress curriculum I’ve created.
I can’t say how amazing this event and the entire onboarding sequence was. By pre-recording the main presentation and focusing Q&A on real-time, I was able to remove the stage fright from myself and students. We’re quite used to living in Zoom these days.
Easier Editing — Already available in WordPress, with ongoing improvements
Customization — Full Site editing, Block Patterns, Block Directory, Block based themes
Collaboration — A more intuitive way to co-author content
Multi-lingual — Core implementation for Multi-lingual sites
Why Should You Test Full Site Editing with the WordPress Block Editor?
True – it has not shipped yet. So working on something that is still in the future seems like a bit of a risk.
The Full Site Editing really changes how some areas work. Until recently, I hadn’t valued what the Query Block could do. But now I’m considering how a custom post type “events” might work in the loop and what elements I could drop in.
Folks that really need to tune in to this big iteration are:
Those just learning WordPress – like my students who are in an intensive bootcamp program covering HTML/CSS/JS/PHP and WordPress
Plugin and Theme devs, product owners, and company owners. The roadmap for getting products ready can be significant. There are a lot of new functionality possibilities beyond WordPress Core with this method.
Website builders – Whether you are a DIY business owner building your own website or one who assembles themes and plugins for others, this may change your offerings sooner rather than later.
Configure Your Testing Environment
Testing this is one piece. The other factor that remains is that your voice matters. WordPress now powers over 40% of the internet. That’s a huge number. This is a major change that reaches so many parts of the website.
If you’ve ever struggled to know what is coming and how to have any input or have your suggestions heard, this is a great opportunity to test and give feedback.
Carrie’s got a great post to help you started setting up your testing environment.