Will Block-based Themes Enable Anyone to Write a Theme?

Justin Tadlock did a solid analysis of the proposed strategy for creating block-based themes that was published last month. Even though it is just a starting point for the discussion, it has, as Justin points out, significant implications for the WordPress community and ecosystem.

Here is a key excerpt from the article:

Ultimately, any WordPress user with the correct capabilities (example: administrator WordPress role) will be able to access these templates in the WordPress admin, edit them in dedicated views and potentially export the templates as a theme.

Justin Tadlock

This is where the proposed system could revolutionize website building. Those without the coding skills to create a WordPress theme today could have the tools to contribute something back tomorrow.

Here is the link to Justin’s article on WP Tavern

https://wptavern.com/initial-documentation-for-block-based-wordpress-themes-proposed

Here is the link to the proposal

https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/18890

Both are worth taking the time to review if you are a WordPress developer or a WordPress site owner.

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