Creating Block-Based WordPress Themes Yourself – already reality. It has become easier for users to create their own block themes in WordPress. And I’m sure this will soon become the norm. Creating block themes for WordPress – this makes it possible to make each of us a designer of our own theme.
WordPress.org has released a new plugin called Create Block Theme, which allows you to create standalone block themes and child themes directly from your WordPress admin panel.
The idea is that WordPress users can create their own themes using full-featured site editing features, and then export their finished masterpiece as themewhich can be installed on any other WordPress site:
Thanks to WordPress 5.9 and the development of full site editing, it is possible to create a fully functional theme using only the site editor.
To experience the latest and greatest with full site editing, you need to use a block-based theme tailored to the latest features coming to WordPress.
After activating the block theme, a new Editor menu item will appear in the Appearance section. This editor opens up the ability to visually edit your homepage, templates, and template parts, allowing you to create more of what you want in more places.
You can create your own themes WordPress locally, and then transfer/upload a new block theme to the existing site. Cool! For those interested, read – Creating block themes for WordPress using the Create Block Theme plugin.
The Create Block Theme plugin makes WordPress theme design and creation more accessible than ever before:
This tool can create individual WordPress themes from blocks and child themes.
Install and activate the Create Block Theme plugin. You will also need to install the latest version of the Gutenberg plugin.
Style settings. Manage palettes and standard colors for various global site elements. Define global styles for your site:
Make changes to your site design using the site customizer and editor:
Templates. Edit your templates using the site editor. For some things you may need to edit the template files later.
Export. A new page called Create Block Theme will appear in your WordPress admin panel under Appearance.
You can add details for the theme. This data will be used in the style.css file. When you click the Export Theme button, a zip file will be downloaded that will contain all the files for your WP theme.
Export the current block with changes made to templates, template parts, and global styles. The export screen allows users to give the theme a name, description, and author information, which are saved in the new block theme’s style.css file:
Users can export their work in the following ways:
Watch the video entitled Developing a Theme in the WordPress Editor, where designer Beatriz Fialho demonstrates the possibilities. She created a unique new WordPress theme using full-featured site editing features in just a couple of hours. The video has been sped up. Better to watch in full screen:
With new tools in WordPress, you’ll be able to export a complete theme straight from the site editor, allowing any WordPress user anywhere to install and use your creation.
If you want to design in the site editor, here are some tips to help you get started:
It’s really interesting how much you can do if you want to develop a theme without touching the code as much as possible. With this new functionality, designers, theme developers, and ordinary users with no programming experience can create their own block-based themes within the context of WordPress itself.
I hope, colleagues, my post today was useful to you. Good luck and see you again!