Falling in Love with Web Design Again: The Magic of WordPress’ Full Site Block Editor

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With the advent of WordPress’ Full Site Block Editor, I can confidently say, “I love building websites more than ever before.” The Full Site Block Editor has fundamentally transformed the web design process, enhancing its efficiency and creativity.

Universal Styles: Consistency at Your Fingertips

One of the things I absolutely adore about the Full Site Block Editor is the Universal Styles feature. Gone are the days of slogging through countless pages and posts, manually updating font size, colors, and layout. Now, a simple update in one location automatically applies the changes across the entire site. It’s a web designer’s dream come true: consistency and simplicity, all in one package.

Custom Blocks: Bringing Your Unique Vision to Life

Another standout feature that has me head over heels is the ability to create Custom Blocks. Recently, I set out to construct a custom “screenshot” block, utilizing the custom block capabilities of Advanced Custom Fields. In about 30 minutes, I had a completely personalized block I could use anywhere on my site. The process was a breeze, and it was empowering to bring my unique vision to life quickly and efficiently.

Reusable Blocks: Streamlining Content Updates

Speaking of efficiency, let’s talk about Reusable Blocks. These are one of the standout features of the Full Site Block Editor that have truly enhanced the website design process. Creating a block of content that can be used in multiple places is a boon to any web designer. You may have noticed the call-to-action (CTAs) and related posts on each page of decubing.com; I created those using Reusable Blocks.

Screenshot of WordPress Fulle Site editor with a red bar for reusable blocks.

What makes Reusable Blocks remarkable is their time-saving nature. By updating content in one place, the changes are automatically reflected everywhere that block is used. This feature eliminates the need to edit the same content repeatedly on different pages. It’s a major time-saver and another reason I’m such a Full Site Block Editor fan.

Focusing on Creativity

In the world of web design, WordPress’ Full Site Block Editor is a true game-changer. The features it offers — Universal Styles, Custom Blocks, and Reusable Blocks — bring an unparalleled level of simplicity, efficiency, and customization. This tool has rekindled my love for website buildouts, making the process more about creativity and less about complexity. If you haven’t had the chance to experience this innovative tool, I can’t recommend it highly enough. Happy creating!




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