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

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

Posted by WP Tavern on June 29, 2022 at 7:57 am
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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 WordCamp Boston in 2010. I met up with Daisy at the recent WordCamp Europe to discuss the newly arrived block themes. She was giving a workshop there in which she taught attendees how to create a block theme from scratch. As you’ll hear in the podcast, it was a great success. We talk about what a block theme is and how it differs from the ‘classic’ themes that have been used in WordPress in recent years. What are the advantages of moving over to block themes, and what additional features and functionality do they present for WordPress websites? As block themes are new, we get into how there’s still a lot of work to be done to make the experience of working with them as easy as it might be, and where those improvements are most needed. We round off by talking about the new…

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