Author: James Koster

  • A more visual template creation experience in the WordPress Site Editor

    A number of recent developments in the block editor present opportunities to refine the overall flow. Let’s take a look. Two steps forwards, one step backwards Originally, the number of templates a user could add was very short, and defined by a static list in the codebase. But thanks to the hard work done in […]

  • Ideating on editor on-boarding

    Today I shared a design concept exploring an update the editor welcome guide in WordPress. The main purpose of this exploration was to ideate on how we might include appearance and accessibility options, so that users are able to create a preferred experience straight-away. Read more on the WordPress Design Blog.

  • Ideating on a centralised site management interface

    In github issue #36667 we’ve most recently explored solutions that present access to areas like content, navigation, and template management via dedicated access points. Taking a step back, you notice it may be possible to instead combine much of this into a single interface, which has numerous benefits: Reduces the cognitive load – users only […]

  • Expanding template creation options in the Site Editor

    There is a short list of theme templates that users are able to create on demand in the Site Editor. Off the top of my head that list is something like: Front page Search Single Page 404 Archive The WordPress template hierarchy allows for much more expression than this though, and one of the objectives […]

  • Exploring an application dock for the Site Editor

    In 6.0 I am hopeful that we’ll be able to provide users with access to post and page editing directly in the Site Editor. There have also been suggestions of adding media management, menu management, and more. In order for this to be a success we need to design quick and easy pathways for users […]