This is a follow up post to What’s new in WordPress 5.9. It mostly addresses some of the unanswered questions raised during the demo. Where necessary we’ll be raising issues and/or provide feedback to Marketing, Core Editor and other contributor teams, as relevant.
WordPress 5.9 and demo slides and video
For the timeline view the video in YouTube. Also consider enabling Subtitles / closed captions.
Follow up items
Here are some of the questions from the demo. Some of which have been answered.
Q: Is a child theme provided?
No. Not for Twenty Twenty-Two.
FSE theme generators
Generate FSE child theme
I ( Herb ) didn’t mention this experimental code since I hadn’t written it! I started writing the plugin the day after the meetup.
Block theme generator
Carolina Nymark’s fullsiteediting.com website is packed with useful information about Full Site Editing.
Automattic’s Create Blockbase Theme plugin
Available from Github.
8:19 Q: What about hover colour for links?
11:35 Q. Hamburger icon. Why only the bun?
The hamburger icon for the navigation menu only has two horizontal lines. It’s deliberate but we don’t know why. Maybe it’s a gluten free bun.
Q. Is some of the style being cached?
Mike Murphy was following the demo in real time, viewing cwiccer.com as I was making the updates. He commented that whereas I was seeing the correct output his view was incorrect. He questioned whether or not he needed to clear a cache. The answer is that WordPress is caching the stylesheet in transients. They clear after a minute. This explains what he saw.
19:55 Q. How to right align the footer navigation menu full width?
21:35 Q. What’s the purpose of these width adjusting bars?
23:01 Q. Can you just delete Proudly powered by WordPress?
23:40 Q. What about a Copyright notice?
31:26 Q. Are these patterns part of the page or template?
They become part of the template.
42:27 Q. Can we use these blocks in a classic theme?
Other follow ups
Steve Wood reported a White Screen of Death (WSOD) attempting to use the Site Editor with a test site on Heart Internet. We analysed the issue in
See also https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/54553