Support » Alpha/Beta/RC » Where is the template editor in 5.8 RC-1?

  • Resolved Aimee

    (@greatdanemaniac)


    I tried the latest update earlier and wanted to do it without the Gutenberg plugin, so I deactivated it. Then I could not find the template editor! I don’t understand this. The Gutenberg 10.7 is included, but do I need to have it installed and activated anyway for the template editor to work? I’ve tried re-installing wp, another theme(2020) and even another browser. Nothing works, and the template editor is gone! How am I supposed to test the template editor if I can’t find it?

    The template editor is not found in the menu or in the editor for posts and pages. What am I missing? Please help.

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  • Moderator Steve Stern (sterndata)

    (@sterndata)

    Forum Moderator & Support Team Volunteer

    What do you mean by “template editor”? Where would you normally find it?

    Thread Starter Aimee

    (@greatdanemaniac)

    Ok, of course I mean the FSE template editor. It’s usually in the appearance menu where you can edit templates and template parts. Otherwise it’s under templates inside the post editor, but it’s not there, unless I have the Gutenberg plugin activated. The Gutenberg plugin is now at 10.9 or something like that…

    To me it seems so weird to be “forced” to have the Gutenberg plugin installed to see the new cool FSE stuff when the 10.7 version is included. I do not know what I’m missing here.

    I am using this on a test site and not production.

    Moderator Yui

    (@fierevere)

    ゆい

    Please take a look here: https://make.wporg.ibadboy.net/test/handbook/full-site-editing-outreach-experiment/how-to-test-fse/

    You ‘ll have to experiment with theme which supports FSE,
    to be sure, use TT1 https://wporg.ibadboy.net/themes/tt1-blocks/

    Thread Starter Aimee

    (@greatdanemaniac)

    Thank you @fierevere.
    So I guess that until the official release date that is 20th of July, I have to use the Gutenberg Plugin anyway then?

    TT1 theme is wonderful, btw and I love the FSE editor that comes with that theme if the Gutenberg plugin is activated.

    I’m just confused by this, as I’m sure many others are. I’m a developer, but a total noob regarding WP releases.

    Moderator Yui

    (@fierevere)

    ゆい

    5.8 will not have full release of the FSE feature.
    It just brings several neat things that make FSE closer, but not this release.
    Template editor has landed in 5.8

    Introducing the template editor in WordPress 5.8

    The theme still has to enable support for editing templates

    
    add_theme_support( 'block-templates' );

    or need to have theme.json file

    Thread Starter Aimee

    (@greatdanemaniac)

    Good to know, @fierevere!
    Thank you. I think I understand it more now.

    Thread Starter Aimee

    (@greatdanemaniac)

    Also, I noticed now that both the 2021, 2020 and 2019 theme does not have the add_theme_support( 'block-templates' ); tag or the theme.json file, and when I added theme support it to the 2021 theme, the template editor showed up!

    Thanks again for all responses.

    If you’d like to add support for the template editor to any of the default themes, I do recommend that you use a child theme. Every default theme will be receiving an update when 5.8 is released. Any changes to those themes will be overwritten when they are updated.

    There is a ticket exploring the possibility of adding support for block templates in Twenty Twenty-One, but it’s not clear if this will happen in time for 5.8 yet.

    Thread Starter Aimee

    (@greatdanemaniac)

    @desrosj thank you, and I knew that. I was just trying to see if it worked and it did.

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