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.
Is the writing is on the wall for the WordPress theme as we know it?
The essence of a WordPress theme is: layout (templates) + style = presentation. The template and global style editing features of the site editor are soon going to provide users with tools to create and manage these elements visually in their WordPress back-end. Community initiatives like the pattern directory present opportunities to enrich these features…
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…
Categories: Blocks, Ideation, Query block
Re-organising the block inserter
With the advent of the site editor and all of its associated blocks – not to mention the burgeoning catalog of core blocks – the Inserter is starting to feel a little disorganised. We have block categories for “Theme” and “Design” which feel conceptually at-odds with one another (in case you’re wondering “Theme” blocks are mostly…
Exploring information architecture in the site editor
Until now, most explorations around navigation in the site editor have been a bottom-up endeavor. We’ve identified and designed solutions such as the mosaic view of templates and the drilldown navigation sidebar to connect disparate screens. But connecting these solutions and integrating them with the menus that already exist in wp-admin has been quite a…