Blazing Fast Block Development

Learn how to setup a blazing fast block development environment using Docker, SASS & Hot Module Replacement.

  • Intermediate
  • 1h 45m 28s


I’ve spent way too much time trying to figure out how to create a faster environment for Gutenberg block development. But my pain, is your gain!

In this course I’ll show you how to setup a blazing fast block development environment using all the latest and greatest tooling provided by WordPress and our very own Hot Module Replacement tool.

What Will I Learn?

  • How to launch a local Docker WordPress environment for building block plugins
  • How to quickly create a brand new Gutenberg block without writing any code
  • How to never manually reload a page again
  • How to SUPERCHARGE your block styling with SASS

Course Overview

6 Lessons1h 45m 28s

Blazing Fast Block Development

Getting Setup1:55
Quickly creating a block with the ‘@wordpress/create-block’ package6:54
Setting up a local Docker WordPress environment using the ‘@wordpress/env’ package14:49
Quickly building blocks using the ‘@wordpress/scripts’ package14:52
Adding Hot Module Replacement with the ‘@blockhandbook/block-hot-loader’ package47:15
Supercharge your Styling with SASS & Get Setup for Production14:52

Meet Lee Shadle

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I was able to learn how to set up the Gutenberg blocks effectively for WordPress. The technical walk-through was very clear & helpful. Lee is a great teacher – super engaging! I can’t wait to see more courses from him.