WordPress Feature – What Is Gutenberg Full Site Editing (FSE)?

There is a huge change coming in a way along with the Full Site Editing Feature. The latest release of WordPress 5.8 has also given proof of this thing. Have you all get this update? If not, go get it now! Because it’s super exciting. To be precise, changes that have been added in this version are more impressive. We can say that a new era in WordPress just begins.

Gutenberg Full Site Editing (FSE)

Do you know what FSE actually is?

FSE is a complete paradigm of the block-based editing experience that provides a greater level of control and the coding is not necessary for it. To put it simply, this is the idea is to make the entire site customizable. For Theme and Plugin Developers, it is a way of creating templates, applying base styles, and giving users an advantage with block patterns. You can enjoy this feature by installing Gutenberg Plugin and FSE compatible Theme.

Traditionally in WordPress, Themes provide the structure to the header, footer, content area, etc. as well as visual appearance. Similarly, Plugins help in the core functionality extend, and the editors (Classical and Block) create and manage content. But with Full Site Editing, you can have a single interface where you can add both global elements(header, footer, etc.) and page elements(text, images, videos). Likewise, you can use blocks in other places of WordPress sites like Header, Footer, Sidebar.

It allows you to create all parts of your site visually. Moreover, You can design your website header, footer, archive pages more visually using Gutenberg editor.

According to WordPress,

The goal of the full site editing project is to utilize the power of Gutenberg’s block model in an editing experience beyond post or page content.

There are still many more to come with the Gutenberg FSE feature and the traditional way of working in WordPress. But for now, we can describe FSE with Block Themes, Template Editing, and Global Styles.

What is Magical with Gutenberg Full Site Editing?

Since Gutenberg has been introduced in 2017, it has done a rocky start. This Block Editor has proven itself more significant than the classical editor. Now Gutenberg blocks expand its functionality to create your entire website and not just a page or post. Earlier, it can only be done either using WordPress Theme Framework or a page builder with Theme Builder functionality. To put it simply, Not only for content but nowadays blocks are also used to define site layout.

Furthermore, Using “Template Parts” with FSE compatible themes, you can add new templates and modify these templates & template parts using Gutenberg editor. If you are still relying on the Classic Editor, this is the time to make the switch to the block editor because it is the foundation for full site editing.

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