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TEST – block theme builder plugin

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Dan Knauss
This sounds great. I haven't had a chance to try it yet, but I'd love to hear from you if you have. This tool basically saves your current settings and layouts to wrap them up as a theme or child…
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How to Create a Basic Child Theme for Block Themes

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Dan Knauss
Here's a nice tutorial at learn.wordpress.org for learning how to get started with child block theme development and a good model for tutorials you can contribute! If you have any questions about being a tutorial presenter please join the #training…

There’s a lot happening in WordPress…

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Dan Knauss

There’s a lot happening in WordPress Core, including some tweaks that won't make the headlines. For example, here's a real gem for people using WordPress Multisite: the addition of an indicator to make it clear "whether a theme is a…

Kjell Reigstad over at ThemeShaper shows…

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Dan Knauss

Kjell Reigstad over at ThemeShaper shows how to build a single-page block-based theme. He describes the experience positively: "This exercise made me truly excited about the future of theming. It took very little time to assemble the boilerplate necessary to…

The WordPress theme review team is…

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Dan Knauss

The WordPress theme review team is adopting a new policy: Trusted Authors "will need to review [one] ticket a month to be able to have their themes set live." 🎫 Some folks have chimed in on this policy, including Justin…

Mika Epstein ran into the perennial…

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Brian Krogsgard

Mika Epstein ran into the perennial challenge of Genesis child theme users who customize their theme code. Genesis themes are all child themes for the Genesis Framework, which you shouldn't modify. Mika's solution was a grandchild theme plugin to keep…

Twenty Seventeen is 🔥

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Brian Krogsgard
I have not been stunned -- in a positive way -- about a default WordPress theme design preview since Twenty Twelve. I haven't had a major beef with any of the other default themes, but I haven't been really wowed. Twenty Ten…

This might not be news to…

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This might not be news to some, but I recently discovered Automattic has provided some tools for theme builders. Also, they've redesigned Themeshaper again with the nicest Twenty Sixteen child theme I've seen yet.

A problem with the theme customizer and child themes

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Brian Krogsgard

In response to the recent change to require the use of the customizer for theme options, Puneet Sahalot brings up an issue with the way saving options works by default when using the customizer: To use the Live Preview feature, we…

Inherit customizer settings between parent and child themes

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Brian Krogsgard

I found this plugin today, when I had a situation come up where I needed to convert customizer settings from a parent theme to a newly installed child theme. This isn't my first go at this. In fact, I think…

Layers, by Obox, introduces a beautiful page building interface

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Brian Krogsgard
Layers is the latest WordPress theme with page building as the core feature. Obox has made a heck of an effort to ship 1.0, and while I have some issues, I'm incredibly impressed with the overall user experience. I think Obox has created something that's worth checking out, though I think this market has plenty of maturing to do yet.

I have x and y, I just need to…

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Brian Krogsgard

I didn't expect to answer a question on Quora today. Most days I'm just annoyed by their emails. But today a question caught my eye, purely because I was curious what the answers were. Here was the question: I need…
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