Building Block Themes →
I really appreciated this column from Justin Tadlock over at the Tavern about how to make a block-compatible theme. I’ve not been following super closely the 5.9 release process, so this paragraph was the first that really stuck out to me:
I tend to hype WordPress theming with blocks, but let us be realistic. Most theme authors will not take that step forward when WordPress 5.9 rolls around. And, there is no reason for everyone to dive face-first into something that is not 100% on par with what you can build going the traditional route. So, classic themes are the safest bet for a while.
The whole article is clearly worth a read if you personally make themes or are thinking about getting in to doing so when as we transition to a block-first world.