Enterprise content management tools have traditionally been a bit rubbish.
The experience for content authors was often particularly awkward: writing pseudo-HTML by hand and hoping that the results might bear some resemblance to the intended design.
The new WordPress block editor can help us change that. It’s an experience more akin to Medium or Squarespace than the traditional “big empty text box” editor. If you’ve not used WordPress in a while you might be surprised at how capable it’s become.
Here we’ll look at:
- styling the block to create a good experience for content authors
- making dynamic blocks that display frequently-changing content
We’ll build a “hero” block for our website, which has a headline, introductory content and a background image: