The Dream of Exporting WordPress Block Themes from the Site Editor Is Close to Reality

The Dream of Exporting WordPress Block Themes from the Site Editor Is Close to Reality

Posted by WP Tavern on March 14, 2022 at 8:13 pm
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I have said it before, but it bears repeating: the next generation of WordPress theme authors will design from the site editor. It seems that Gutenberg project contributors are making good on my promise. Earlier today, I exported a WordPress theme from the site editor. Exporting the Twenty Twenty-Two theme. The resulting ZIP file seemed to include all the necessary bits to upload and activate like any other theme. This was a feature that I had been waiting on for months. It is a significant step toward the idea of not only democratizing publishing but bringing that same philosophy to website design. I hesitated for only a moment to check the ZIP for anything that might need adjusting. I renamed the inner folder and the Theme Name header in style.css. Then, I dropped it into /wp-content/themes. The moment of truth was upon me as I tapped the Activate button from the WordPress admin. No fatal errors. Whew. Activation was a success. It was by no means perfect. It felt much like climbing that first hill in programming where you move from concept to a broken-but-somewhat-working implementation. It is often the roughest hill in the journey, but you just keep moving…

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