Category: Ideation

  • 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 a global UI region in the Site Editor

    In addition to features like Reusable Blocks a number of other global concepts emerge in the Site Editor: Navigation management Template management Styles Site settings And yet we lack a centralised area in the UI in which to manage these things. Consequently there is a lack of clarity with regards to whether a setting is […]

  • Site Editing iA concepts – Part 2

    I shared some designs on make.wordpress.org/design that explore how we might bring some site editing features from Gutenberg to WordPress core for 5.9. Check it out.

  • Concept: Creating a query builder inspired by design tools

    Design Tools and their associated UI are an exciting development both in terms of the power and flexibility they will afford users, but also how they will replace chaos with consistency in the block editor UX. I think the design does a really good job of tidying complex features / interfaces away until the user […]

  • Refining the Posts List block

    For those not familiar with how WordPress works under the hood, The Query block (and its friends Query Loop and Query Pagination) can be tricky to understand. Attaining this knowledge shouldn’t really be a requirement to do something simple like display some posts from a category on a page that you’re creating. The existing Posts […]