WordPress Themes Directory Launches Pattern Previews in Beta

WordPress Themes Directory Launches Pattern Previews in Beta

Posted by WP Tavern on July 21, 2022 at 6:16 pm
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Meta contributors have turned on a new feature in WordPress.org theme listings that allows visitors to preview themes’ bundled patterns. A grid displaying the patterns is now shown underneath a theme’s description and tags. These are automatically fetched from any theme that registers patterns and works for both block and classic themes. Patterns included in the Zeever theme Clicking on a pattern will launch it within the theme preview. Visitors can see what it looks like within the context of the theme but cannot manipulate it or customize it. Automattic-sponsored Meta Team contributor Steve Dufresne published a short announcement of the pattern previews moving into beta, with a request for feedback from theme authors. “From a technical standpoint, the pattern preview screenshots are generated by adding patterns into whichever template handles ‘page’ rendering,” Dufresne said. “If you think the pattern preview isn’t rendering properly, try adding the pattern to a page in your theme (as a user would). If the screenshot differs significantly from what you see, please open a meta ticket so we can take a look.” Elma Studio co-founder Ellen Bauer noted that the preview does not render third-party blocks and opened a ticket to track this issue. Patterns that…

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