Builder Basics: Exploring Block Patterns

Builder Basics: Exploring Block Patterns

Posted by Torque Mag on January 19, 2022 at 10:56 am
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The latest version of WordPress will be arriving at the end of the month on January 25. Perhaps by the time you are reading this, version 5.9 has already been released to the world. I could not be more excited. There are countless enhancements and new features, many of which we will cover in future articles, but today’s topic is block “patterns”.  While not new to WordPress, patterns are receiving lots of fresh attention due to functionality enabled by version 5.9, notably block-based themes. Patterns are quickly becoming a fundamental component of WordPress itself and seem poised to reshape that way we design and build websites. So what better time to explore what block patterns truly are and how you can use them?  The Basics Before we dive into block patterns, let’s start with the basics and establish some terminology. WordPress has changed quite a bit in the past few years. It’s good to make sure we are all on the same page.  Block A block is the fundamental “unit” of content in WordPress. From a paragraph of text to a gallery of images, a block can take almost any form. I like to imagine a single piece of LEGO®.…

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