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Developer Hours: Do you really need a custom block? Let’s explore alternatives

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Developer Hours: Do you really need a custom block? Let’s explore alternatives

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Building custom blocks is a key aspect of WordPress development, but it's not always the best solution. With the recent enhancements in WordPress 6.5 and 6.6, you can often avoid creating blocks from scratch by leveraging new features alongside core WordPress blocks. It's all about selecting the right tool for the right task.

In this Developer Hours session, we will explore several scenarios often addressed with custom blocks and discuss alternative approaches, especially those that leverage block patterns and Editor extensions. Key highlights include:

  • How to add new functionality to core blocks
  • How to use content-only editing and the allowedBlocks attribute in patterns
  • How to integrate block bindings and block variations
  • How to effectively use block locking and naming
  • How to create overrides in synced patterns

While we won't be able to cover everything in just one hour, you'll leave with a solid overview of the most common solutions and a wealth of resources to explore further on your own.

Meetup Information
Where: Zoom (Link will be visible after RSVP)
Level: Intermediate
Language: English with live Zoom transcription

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