In this era of WordPress Block Themes, there are a number of familiar — yet very new — areas of theming that we need to get up to date with. One of those is the concept of block templates. 

You see, themes have been able to provide templates for quite a while, but block templates are very different on two main accounts: 

  • Block templates are entirely composed of blocks
  • Block templates are a starting point to build from

In a world where Gutenberg is slowly taking over more and more of the WordPress experience, that experience is not baked into, nor limited by, a theme. Instead, the WordPress experience is empowered by the theme.

And while this is a lot to take in, block templates are an immensely powerful concept that will level-up WordPress publishing.