WordPress Ramps Up Social Learning Events on Full Site Editing, Project Aims for 500 Block Themes in 2022

WordPress Ramps Up Social Learning Events on Full Site Editing, Project Aims for 500 Block Themes in 2022

Posted by WP Tavern on February 3, 2022 at 7:00 pm
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WordPress is hosting a live online event tomorrow called “Beginner’s Guide to Full Site Editing.” Within three minutes of WordPress’ Twitter account tweeting about it, all 70 spaces were booked and the waiting list kicked in. As part of the project’s big picture goals for 2022, WordPress will be ramping up community efforts to help site builders learn how to use open source tools to get their sites up and running. One aspect of that goal involves publishing more educational content to learn.wordpress.org. Another part of that effort is hosting virtual social learning spaces through the project’s meetup group. WordPress Executive Director Josepha Haden Chomphosy identified specific metrics the community team is aiming for in 2022: Ship LearnWP learning opportunities (1 workshop/week, 6 courses/year)Increase the number of social learning spaces (4 SLSs/week)Block theme contribution drive (500 block themes in the repo). WordPress.org currently has 47 block themes that support FSE and they continue to trickle into the official directory. There doesn’t seem to be a mad rush to create block themes, but this could be due to theme authors’ lack of skills and reluctance to give up established, more efficient workflows. During the 2021 State of the Word, Matt Mullenweg…

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