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WordPress Block Patterns

Written By Rochella Caguin on April 11, 2021 at 8:29 am

The Use and Importance of WordPress Block Patterns

Vast improvements in web page creation and web page designing have led to a more engaging page layout. It has also led to more attractive, accessible, and informative web pages. This has helped make internet navigation easy, especially for those who are not “techie” or quite adept at using the internet.
WordPress has been one of the leading creators of programs specifically designed for web creation, web development, and web page layout. They have created various programs that allow web creators to create and develop web pages that are responsive to the internet user’s needs. Their innovations allow the internet user to access and navigate the internet easily.
Among the latest innovations by WordPress is the introduction of the Gutenberg Block Patterns. Block patterns are customized block layouts that can be used and tweaked anytime. It allows for easier customization of a web page. An easily customized website allows the internet user to move and navigate a website easily.

The Gutenberg Block Patterns in WordPress

The WordPress Block Patterns are known as Gutenberg Block Patterns. It has been available in the WordPress program since 2018. The inclusion of Gutenberg Block Patterns in WordPress is a great innovation and addition. It allows the web developer to create websites and web pages that are user-friendly, easily accessible, and easy to navigate.

What do the Gutenberg Block Patterns exactly offer? They are default blocks, block patterns or layouts, that can be arranged, ordered, inserted, and put on a webpage. The blocks can be organized in a way the web page creator wanted or desired. Blocks can be organized according to explanation, use, accessibility, importance, or any order the webpage creator wants. Patterns can be delivered by a Theme, which makes it easier for developers to ship their designs in single elements and optional-to-use for the end-user.

For a webpage creator, using block patterns makes his work a lot easier. Instead of entering data or information in a webpage using a shortcode or hard-coded text, a webpage creator can use the block patterns to put information or data in the webpage. Using block patterns, in short, saves time. It is also very economical as far as handling information is concerned.

Using Gutenberg block patterns

Go to your WordPress website and open the page editor, click on the plus (+) icon, it will open the inserter interface. Click on the Patterns tab after opening the interface.
Once you have opened the Patterns tab, all block patterns will be shown and be available for use. Remember that these patterns are offered, for example, by Themes, so if your Theme offers no Patterns, there will be none available. This is a good example of a Theme with Patterns, other themes are listed here.
To insert available Patterns on a WordPress page, click on a particular o one you like – which inserts it on the page.

You can edit the information in the block patterns after inserting it on the page. You can alter the pattern, arrangement, or order in the layout. You can also add additional data, information, or description to the blocks.
Hundreds of WordPress block patterns made by other internet users and web developers are also available for WordPress users. You can scour the internet universe to access and use those available block patterns. An excellent repo is also available here.

Creating your block patterns

Aside from using patterns made by others, you can also create them on your own. Using some block pattern plugins like Block Pattern Builder may help you to design and customize your block pattern. WordPress also published articles and documentation on the topic, read more here and here.

TukuToi of course also created some more specialized Patterns, mostly using Toolset Blocks and ShortCodes, Bootstrap Framework and some Custom PHP to create more advanced Patterns such as a Header with Bootstrap Menu or Footer sections created with only Blocks oriented design in mind.

Conclusion

Overall, WordPress’s block patterns are exceptionally advantageous to the web page creator because they allow creating portable and re-usable “design patterns” with included information and saving time.
It is in this aspect that the feature is remarkably innovative and revolutionary.

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