28: Writing Block Themes with Justin Tadlock

In The Loop: A WordPress Podcast by Blackbird Digital

Sep 13 2023 • 1 hr 8 mins

Cory is joined by Justin Tadlock of Automattic to talk about his series of articles on the WordPress developer blog about adding custom controls to core blocks, theme scaffolding, and workflow scripts.

If you have questions about WordPress website development, contributing, or anything else web-related that you’d like to hear us discuss, send an email to podcast@blackbird.digital. You can also find us on Instagram, Threads, Twitter, and TikTok as @InTheLoop_WP, and we’re on LinkedIn too.

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Transcript: https://blackbird.digital/podcast/28-writing-block-themes-with-justin-tadlock/

## Links

(02:07) Justin on Ryan Welcher's Thursday Twitch Streams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d6tqqlBVvo

(04:50) Archived version of themehybrid.com: https://web.archive.org/web/20191101014914/https://themehybrid.com/

(05:23) Justin's writing for the WP Tavern: https://wptavern.com/author/justintadlock

(08:34) WP Tavern's first redesign: https://wptavern.com/wp-taverns-new-design-no-more-wood-grain

(14:50) Beyond Block Styles part 1: https://developer.wordpress.org/news/2023/07/beyond-block-styles-part-1-using-the-wordpress-scripts-package-with-themes/

(15:01) Beyond Block Styles part 2: https://developer.wordpress.org/news/2023/07/beyond-block-styles-part-2-building-a-custom-style-for-the-separator-block/

(15:15) Beyond Block Styles part 3: https://developer.wordpress.org/news/2023/08/beyond-block-styles-part-3-building-custom-design-tools/

(27:03) Interactivity API Proposal: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2023/03/30/proposal-the-interactivity-api-a-better-developer-experience-in-building-interactive-blocks/

(30:03) @wordpress/scripts reference: https://developer.wordpress.org/block-editor/reference-guides/packages/packages-scripts/

(34:08) First Draft theme scaffold: https://github.com/justintadlock/first-draft/

(41:59) x3p0-ideas theme: https://github.com/x3p0-dev/x3p0-ideas/

(58:54) Theme Handbook Overhaul GitHub issue: https://github.com/WordPress/Documentation-Issue-Tracker/issues/816

(59:56) Theme Handbook Overhaul Proposal: https://make.wordpress.org/themes/2023/04/04/theme-handbook-overhaul-proposal/

(1:00:08) Theme Handbook Overhaul Phase 2: https://make.wordpress.org/themes/2023/05/17/theme-handbook-overhaul-phase-2-creating-content/

(1:02:08) Justin's Blog: https://justintadlock.com/

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