Anders Norén Remakes Davis Theme as Davis Blocks with Full-Site Editing Support

Anders Norén Remakes Davis Theme as Davis Blocks with Full-Site Editing Support

Posted by WP Tavern on July 6, 2022 at 1:50 pm
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WordPress theme author Anders Norén has remade his popular Davis theme to support full-site editing. The new theme, Davis Blocks, is sporting the same clean design as its predecessor, and can be used as a starter theme or a lightweight blog theme. Norén said he built Davis Blocks to be as small as possible, while retaining the same appearance as the original theme. The updated theme has no JavaScript and weighs just 248K, most of which is the PT Serif font files and the theme screenshot. It stands in stark contrast to Norén’s first block theme, Tove, which was loaded with 52K custom CSS. “The promise of block themes is that eventually, themes won’t need to include any custom CSS at all,” Norén said. “A basic theme, without any custom block styles, should be able to get by just by using theme.json. Core is not there just yet – there are a couple of blocking issues, like alignment styles – but it’s getting pretty close.” Norén’s introductory post for the theme covers many of the current challenges block theme authors face, such as structural issues like giving alignments to an outer margin on smaller displays, the necessity for overwriting some core styles,…

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