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Twenty Twenty-Three: A New Default WordPress Theme From the Community - Kinsta Blog

Twenty Twenty-Three is the brand new default WordPress theme being launched with WordPress 6.1. It is a minimalist theme with no images or additional functionality. It gives its best as a starter theme to build templates and style variations and… Continue Reading →

WordPress Punts Locally Hosted Fonts for Legacy Default Themes to 6.2 Release - WP Tavern

In June 2022, WordPress.org’s Themes Team began strongly urging theme authors to switch to locally hosted webfonts, following a German court case, which fined a website owner for violating the GDPR by using Google-hosted webfonts. For years, theme authors have been… Continue Reading →

Themes Team Meeting Notes – September 27, 2022 - Make WordPress Themes

Hello everyone. The meeting notes are from the themes team discussion on September 27, 2022. The themes team meets second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 15:00 UTC. This week’s meeting agendas can be found here. As it is a rescheduled meeting, we revisited the same topics from the… Continue Reading →

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Molten: A Free WordPress Block Theme for Restaurants - WP Tavern

Molten is a new block theme from first-time WordPress.org theme author Paul Truong, designed for chefs and restaurateurs to showcase their work. The theme puts the spotlight on food photography offset with bold typography featuring the Playfair Display font for… Continue Reading →

Themes team meeting agenda for September 27, 2022 - Make WordPress Themes

Our previous meeting was not able to happen because of the unavailability of the host. This meeting will cover all the previous meeting agendas and new ones as well. The themes team conducts a meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month…. Continue Reading →

Twenty Twenty-Two Is the First Default Block Theme to Get Tagged as Accessibility-Ready - WP Tavern

After a seven-month long effort across multiple contributor teams, the Twenty Twenty-Two (TT2) default theme will be tagged as “Accessibility-Ready” when WordPress 6.1 ships in November. It is the first block theme to meet the requirements for gaining this distinction…. Continue Reading →

Design Mode: A Free Portfolio Block Theme Designed for Freelancers and Agencies - WP Tavern

The count for WordPress block themes has reached 137. It’s a far cry from the 500 block themes WordPress Executive Director Josepha Haden-Chomphosy set as a goal for 2022, but the number is steadily climbing as theme authors find their… Continue Reading →

How to Organize Your Templates in Divi’s Theme Builder Library - Elegant Themes

Consider using the new Divi Theme Builder Library in your workflow as you build your next website. With its integration with the Divi Cloud, you have the power to take your templates from one site to another. It can get… Continue Reading →

X-post: Themes team update September 20, 2022 - Make WordPress Themes

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Beaumont: A New WordPress Block Theme with a Focus on Longform Writing - WP Tavern

WordPress users looking for a block theme for blogging will have no shortage of options while Anders Norén is on a run with back-to-back theme submissions. Beaumont, his second theme release this month, is another one designed for personal sites… Continue Reading →

New! Passkeys with Biometric Logins for WordPress are Here in iThemes Security Pro - iThemes

The easiest and most secure way to log in to your WordPress site is here! iThemes Security Pro just added biometric logins (like Face ID, Touch ID, and Windows Hello) and passkey technology supported by all major browsers, including Chrome,… Continue Reading →

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Gutenberg Contributors Call on Theme Authors to Test Using Block-Based Template Parts in Classic Themes - WP Tavern

If you watched Matt Mullenweg’s Q&A session at WordCamp US last weekend, it’s evident that there are significant parts of the community still clinging to the Classic Editor who would be happy for it to be supported indefinitely. For whatever… Continue Reading →

Testing and Feedback for using block based template parts in classic themes - Make WordPress Themes

This post was a collaboration between @greenshady @mamaduka @fabiankaegy @annezazu.  Gutenberg 14.1, coming September 15th, enables the ability to use block template parts without adopting everything that comes with block templates. Using this functionality, you can do things like allow… Continue Reading →

Dracula Theme for Preformatted WordPress Blocks - Tom McFarlin

When working on the articles for the Backend Engineer Learns to Build Block Editor Blocks series, I wasn’t happy with how the code samples were looking within the articles. Previously, I’ve written – here and here – about my being… Continue Reading →

Bloom Plugin Review (Elegant Themes): Better Options Exist (2022) - WP Kube

The post Bloom Plugin Review (Elegant Themes): Better Options Exist (2022) is written by Colin Newcomer and appeared first on WPKube. Considering using the Elegant Themes Bloom plugin to grow your email list? In our Bloom plugin review, we’ll help… Continue Reading →

Themes team meeting agenda for September 13, 2022 - Make WordPress Themes

This is the themes team biweekly team meeting agenda. The themes team conducts a meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. This month second meeting is on 13th of September. The meeting takes place in the #themereview channel on the WordPress Slack and you need an… Continue Reading →

WordPress Announces 10 Style Variation Selections for Twenty Twenty-Three Theme - WP Tavern

WordPress’ design team has announced the winners of the challenge to create a style variation for the upcoming Twenty Twenty-Three (TT3) default theme. Organizers received 38 submissions from 19 contributors (some submitted multiple variations) hailing from eight countries. Given the… Continue Reading →

Anders Norén Releases Björk, a Free WordPress Block Theme for Blogs and Personal Websites - WP Tavern

WordPress theme author Anders Norén is at it again with a new minimal block theme for blogs and personal websites. Björk is the 129th block theme to hit the directory and Norén’s 25th free WordPress theme. It follows the release of Poe,… Continue Reading →

iThemes Patches Vulnerability in BackupBuddy, Wordfence Tracks 5 Million Exploit Attempts - WP Tavern

BackupBuddy, a commercial plugin from iThemes that performs scheduled backups with remote storage options, has patched a vulnerability that allowed for arbitrary file download by unauthenticated users. iThemes published an advisory for its users, indicating that the vulnerability affects versions… Continue Reading →

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TT3 default theme: Announcing style variation selections - Make WordPress Design

Hey everyone! I’ve been completely blown away by the creativity on display in the style variation submissions received for the Twenty Twenty-Three theme. Since the window to submit new style variations for the TT3 theme closed last week, I’ve been… Continue Reading →

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Use of accessibility-ready tag for block-based themes - Make WordPress Accessible

A few weeks ago, during the Accessibility Team’s meeting, @poena brought up for discussion if and how to use the accessibility-ready tag for block-based themes. The Team agreed to have a preliminary discussion about this topic during our next meeting, happening on Friday,… Continue Reading →

Catch Themes Releases Pentatonic: A New Block Theme for Bands and Musicians - WP Tavern

Block themes are expanding to include more niches beyond the simple one-column blogging themes, and Catch Themes is one of the companies at the forefront of this new frontier. Pentatonic, the company’s latest release on WordPress.org, is a free theme… Continue Reading →

X-post: Hallway Hangout: Discussion on Block Themes (25 Aug) - Make WordPress Themes

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TT3 default theme: One week left to submit style variations - Make WordPress Design

Hey everyone, just a quick reminder that there’s one week left to submit style variations for the TT3 default theme before submissions close on August 31st. Check out the kickoff post for submission details, or browse some of the beautiful… Continue Reading →

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