Try Our New Tools for Creating Beautiful Sites

Last week we opened up limited access to a revolutionary array of new site editing tools that will transform how you create, edit, and update the look and feel of your WordPress.com website by leveraging easy-to-use drag and drop functionality. 


Today we’re excited to announce that the wait is over. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be rolling these new tools out to all of our customers. Here’s what that means for you.

Exciting Features Included in This Release

List view for dragging and dropping your content

Until now, you’ve been able to create and customize the key content on your posts and pages by dragging and dropping blocks into any arrangement and style you can think of.

Full Site Editing takes that same idea a giant leap further.

The headers, footers, menus, and other elements of the page previously only editable behind the scenes are now at your complete control via the block editor you’re already used to using. That means you can drag, drop, and visually edit any and all parts of your site without a line of code or an admin dashboard in sight.

Any page, any post, any way

With the new Site Editor, you’ll also be able to take total control of the look and feel of specific page templates. From your home page to individual posts, your 404 page to your blog archive, FSE gives you quick, granular control of the design of each and every element of your site.

Instant visual feedback 

Speaking of granular control, the integrated Styles tool gives you an easy-access way to make subtle or site-wide changes using an intuitive suite of visual design tools.  From your global color palette to fine-tuning your typography, building out a beautiful, consistent look and feel is now an instantaneous, hands-on experience.

What this means for you

You’ll be pleased to hear that you don’t need to take any action at all, whether you have an existing site or are about to create a new one. You’ll be able to continue editing your site in exactly the same way you always have by choosing not to use the new block themes

For new sites

In the coming days, all new sites will give you the chance to choose a theme that takes full advantage of the new Full Site Editing experience. We’ll be rolling out new resources, guides, and help docs to get you up to speed, fast.

For existing sites

Over the next few weeks, we will be rolling out the ability to switch your existing site over to a theme that will give you access to these features. This won’t be automatically switched, so watch out for an announcement and the details on how to access these new tools. 

The WordPress.com advantage

If you follow the wider Open Source WordPress project, you might have heard of ‘releases’ or ‘versions’ of WordPress. Full Site Editing incorporates the tools and features added to WordPress in the latest release, WordPress 5.9, which went out on January 25th

As the fastest WordPress managed hosting provider on the planet, WordPress.com includes everything you’d expect from WordPress 5.9 hosted elsewhere, with blazing fast site speeds and specialized integration into our platform to help ensure that all of our users have a great first experience with these exciting new features from day one.  We’d love to hear what you think of the new experience and are always on hand to answer any questions you have as you make the switch.

Ready to get started?

We’re dedicated to helping you get the most out of the new Site Editor experience. 

If you’re eager to get started, you might find these extra resources a great next step:


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  1. Artist/Poet_JayMoraShihadeh

    Sounds similar to webflow!

    Liked by 10 people

  2. Peter Glyer

    I just registered for the Full Site Editing webinar. I selected 9 Feb with a given time of 7PM as I am not available earlier. When I went to look at the Zoom connection it is listed as 2 PM not 7 PM. Is this an east coast vs west coast issue or ?? Please clarify. Thank you

    Liked by 5 people

  3. Katharine

    Every time I try to work on my site, I ruin it a bit more. I sure would hate to lose it. I love WordPress, but I worked hard to learn it and now I know nothing. It’s supposed to be easier! Why does it feel completely impossible? 😥

    Liked by 7 people

  4. Carlos Duran

    Please send me a link so that I may sign-in as I forgot my password. Thank you. I also tried thru Apple and still could not sign in. Thank you, Carlos Duran

    On Fri, Feb 4, 2022 at 12:14 PM WordPress.com News wrote:

    > Ben Sailer posted: ” Earlier this month we announced that we were giving > some customers early access to Full Site Editing, a new set of powerful > tools to give you more control over every aspect of your site’s design. > Now, we’re excited to let you know Full Site Editing will ” >

    Liked by 5 people

  5. lorendeandavis

    But cannot access my own profile.

    On Fri, Feb 4, 2022 at 12:37 PM WordPress.com News wrote:

    > Ben Sailer posted: ” Earlier this month we announced that we were giving > some customers early access to Full Site Editing, a new set of powerful > tools to give you more control over every aspect of your site’s design. > Now, we’re excited to let you know Full Site Editing will ” >

    Liked by 7 people

  6. Sam "Goldie" Kirk

    So I CAN switch to a new theme, but it won’t be done for me. Does it mean that I have the option to keep things how they are? And is going to remain the case forever or will my page become ‘outdated’ by the end of the year or something when I will be forced to change?

    Liked by 5 people

  7. Javier Molina

    I can no longer se the Help link in the Editor. I need to ask a couple of questions in reference to the slide show block

    Liked by 4 people

  8. SueW

    Oh, I do hope this includes drag and drop text. I look forward to finding out.

    Liked by 8 people

  9. Asherandrew

    Is such an amazing thing

    Liked by 6 people

  10. akg87

    Thanks for doing this update!

    Liked by 6 people

  11. Black Dragon36

    cool

    Liked by 5 people

  12. bettertheend

    I am looking forward to getting more information, especially on how to remove a feture from my posts.

    Liked by 5 people

  13. Metro Square

    Like this features, good job!

    Liked by 4 people

  14. FavieJay

    Nice one

    Liked by 4 people

  15. vivek kumar

    Great

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  16. Pablowilliam

    This is so grate

    Liked by 4 people

  17. Anitha Jayaseeli

    Thanks for the new update with exciting options

    Liked by 4 people

  18. heartcandybooks1

    I hope this helps with the look of the text being spaced out and having a weird layout/format.

    Liked by 5 people

  19. victormmmmm

    Nice

    Liked by 4 people

  20. MiriamG

    Amazing

    Liked by 3 people

  21. Caseycalvelt

    This is so great

    Liked by 4 people

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    This is so great!

    Liked by 2 people

  23. Alizkid Zamani

    Yeah is so gray

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  24. Rubel hassan

    Is such an amazing thing

    Liked by 4 people

  25. deepanilamani

    Thanks for all the new ideas. Somehow I didn’t want the Block Editor and it has been done. I do not much like it as some of what I want done is hard to be doing it. After going on over 6 years!

    Liked by 6 people

  26. Asaph Morati

    Conradulation to you guys

    Liked by 4 people

  27. framyrels2018

    This is really huge. Weldone 👍

    Liked by 5 people

  28. Asaph Morati

    I like WordPress so much

    Liked by 6 people

  29. ifeanyinicolas87

    I love it

    Liked by 3 people

  30. a84178804

    I like WordPress so much

    Liked by 4 people

  31. Best Of Team

    It would be greate if WordPress mobile app has more options, to create content from mobile phone sometimes.

    Liked by 2 people

    • KokkieH

      Not everything that’s possible in a desktop browser works in a mobile app, but the apps team is constantly working to add support for more block editor features to the mobile apps. If there’s anything specific you’re missing, you can let our support team know – if the feature already exists they’ll point you to where you can find it, or else they can open a feature request with our development teams 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

  32. Harry Jay

    Amazing updates, thanks WordPress!!

    Liked by 3 people

  33. Apostolis X

    Yea I kinda figured it out just a while before your comment
    I found it on the dashboard/comments section of the site tools thanks anyway

    Liked by 2 people

  34. Anitha Jayaseeli

    Looking for it. Many updates making me exciting . let try it all. list view, instant feedback, site editor, ect.. love it.

    Liked by 4 people

  35. emmaikolom2

    It’s awesome.

    Liked by 3 people

  36. Adeena R

    Thanks for the article

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  37. futurestarrcom

    Thanks for sharing

    Liked by 1 person

  38. ghostghurlgstudy

    Awesome

    Liked by 1 person

  39. davidsonluma

    thanks, I really appreciate it

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    Nice

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  43. yasnaj middah miraj

    Didn’t get what going on 😊but I know for sure that I love WordPress and will sign in for webinar

    Liked by 1 person

  44. encounters

    This comment may not be related to the present post but thought I should seek advise. I need to improve my blog which I started a very long time ago. It is not a business blog but a personal one which I wanted to use as a spring board for my writing aspiration.
    I did not post regularly on the blog for a long time, I now want to write more often which WordPress platform can I get help to do that?

    Liked by 2 people

  45. mickymba

    It’s lovely

    Like

  46. Sprouting-Vitality

    Such great information! It is always nice learning what is new and being offered to create a better website experience for the creator and the customers.

    Liked by 1 person

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    Nice

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