#78 – Mike McAlister on Why Block Themes Are the Future

Transcript [00:00:00] Nathan Wrigley: Welcome to the Jukebox podcast from WP Tavern. My name is Nathan Wrigley. Jukebox is a podcast which is dedicated to all things WordPress. The people, the events, the plugins, the blocks, the themes, and in this case, a journey inside creating a block-based theme. If you’d like to subscribe to… Continue reading #78 – Mike McAlister on Why Block Themes Are the Future

WordPress 6.1 to Add a Block Themes Filter to Menu on the Theme Install Screen

In July, WordPress’ Themes and Meta teams collaborated to add a new “Block Themes” menu item to the filter menu on the directory homepage in an effort to improve block themes’ visibility. Block themes currently account for less than 2% of the directory’s 9,900 themes but activating one is the only way users can take advantage… Continue reading WordPress 6.1 to Add a Block Themes Filter to Menu on the Theme Install Screen

WordPress Themes Directory Adds Block Themes to Filter Menu

This week has been heavy with theme news, as the discussion around improving block themes’ visibility in the directory became heated before the Themes Team landed on a course of action. Meta contributors added a new “Block Themes” menu item to the filter menu on the directory homepage, a solution that some classic theme developers… Continue reading WordPress Themes Directory Adds Block Themes to Filter Menu

WordPress Contributors Propose Improving Block Themes’ Visibility in the Directory

WordPress theme authors and contributors from the Themes team are exploring ways to make block themes more prominent on the official directory. These are themes that are specifically tagged with support for full-site editing. Despite WordPress having a block theme for its most recent default theme, authors have been slow to create more. There are… Continue reading WordPress Contributors Propose Improving Block Themes’ Visibility in the Directory

#32 – Daisy Olsen on Why You Should Try Out Block Themes

On the podcast today we have Daisy Olsen. Daisy works for Automattic as a Developer Relations contributor on the WordPress Project. She’s been working with WordPress since 2007 and during that time has worn many hats, including speaking at WordCamps in New York City, Boston and Chicago, as well as helping to organise the first… Continue reading #32 – Daisy Olsen on Why You Should Try Out Block Themes

Wei: A Free Minimalist WordPress Theme from Rich Tabor

Rich Tabor’s new Wei theme is one of the most well-designed contributions to hit WordPress.org’s free themes directory this month. Wei is a minimalist block theme that keeps things simple while offering users a range of artfully selected accent color combinations. It also includes support for full-site editing and Global Styles for a wider range… Continue reading Wei: A Free Minimalist WordPress Theme from Rich Tabor