What is a Universal theme?

Question: What is a Universal theme and how does it differ from an FSE theme?

Answer: Universal is a new term for a block based theme that aims to work in either classic (customizer) or FSE contexts. 

It’s a new term coined by designers and developers in Automattic. One example would be a theme which uses block template parts in PHP templates.

An alternative to a Universal theme is a “hybrid” theme which uses PHP to override the normal processing of an FSE template.


WordPress version: 5.7.2

Gutenberg version: 10.8.0

© Copyright Herb Miller, Bobbing Wide 2021