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Opened 20 months ago

Closed 20 months ago

Last modified 20 months ago

#6400 closed defect (bug) (duplicate)

Increasing Visibility for Block Themes in the Theme Directory

Reported by: jeffikus's profile jeffikus Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
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Description

Right now finding block themes is not as easy as it could be, and on mobile it can be particularly frustrating. A quick way to improve the visibility of Block Themes could be to add an item to the navbar which currently only has Commercial Themes in.

This would mean a visible Block Themes clickable link, instead of drilling down into the feature filter and then searching.

A few benefits of this approach;

  1. Quick to implement.
  2. It’s front and center on the page.
  3. Will likely get indexed higher than the filter in Google.

Here is a visual representation of what I had in mind: https://cloudup.com/cmBebBo0Tex

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Screenshot 2022-07-11 at 15.38.12.png (520.0 KB) - added by jeffikus 20 months ago.
Visual Block Themes link in navbar.
Screenshot 2022-07-11 at 15.40.45.png (498.3 KB) - added by jeffikus 20 months ago.
Alternative Visual link to Block Themes in Navbar.

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Change History (6)

@jeffikus
20 months ago

Visual Block Themes link in navbar.

@jeffikus
20 months ago

Alternative Visual link to Block Themes in Navbar.

#1 @annezazu
20 months ago

I'd love to see this implemented as feedback has repeatedly come up in the FSE Outreach Program around how hard block themes are to discover. Most recently, this came up in a hallway hangout in June: https://make.wordpress.org/test/2022/06/02/hallway-hangout-discussion-on-full-site-editing-issues-prs-designs-1-june/ See the section under "Naming of bock themes and the theme directory".

Part of why I like this specific approach is that we can add context to the page itself, similar to what you can see for Commercial: https://wordpress.org/themes/commercial/ This provides a chance to introduce the concept of block themes and set some important context for those who might use them.

Version 0, edited 20 months ago by annezazu (next)

#2 @bgardner
20 months ago

I support this 100% and feel as though it will not only make block themes more discoverable, it will entice theme developers to consider the move from classic.

#3 @ocean90
20 months ago

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hello @jeffikus, there’s already #6330 for this request. Mind attaching your feedback there to keep everything in one place? Thanks!

#4 @jeffikus
20 months ago

@ocean90 sure! I'll move my thoughts there!

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