Builder Basics: How to Create Block Patterns

Builder Basics: How to Create Block Patterns

Posted by Torque Mag on February 24, 2022 at 8:39 am
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In last month’s Builder Basics article, we explored block patterns: what they are and how you can use them. We learned that a block pattern is simply a predefined collection of blocks that forms a specific layout. We showcased the power of patterns and discussed how they are a cornerstone of modern WordPress theme development. Today we will learn how to design, share, and register our own patterns! Please note that this article uses the Twenty Twenty-Two theme in all its examples. This block-based theme was released alongside WordPress 5.9 and is a fantastic resource featuring over 60 block patterns. Pattern Design The hardest part about creating a block pattern is deciding how it should look. Let’s start with something relatively simple: a grid of items, two rows of three. We could use this design to showcase different business services or product features.  Quick Tip: Patterns can be built out of any block, including third-party blocks. However, if you intend to distribute your patterns to a broad audience, try and use only core WordPress blocks—that way, the user does not have to install additional plugins to use your designs. For me, pattern design begins in the Editor. While patterns can…

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