The Saga Continues
WordPressWordPress was borne of initial idea seeding via B2 (Cafelog) in 2001, which was launched by Michael Valdrighi. In 2003, cofounders
WPCommunityWPCommunity.com was started as an extension of Web Developer Tom Ford who found WordPress in the early days looking for a solution to power a group of large websites that had outgrown their flat HTML infrastructure. Needing more features, WordPress was chosen based on another user who was kind enough to put together a comparison chart of several platforms, with detailed information. The way this individual was able to present this side by side comparison using WordPress ultimately led to giving it a shot...which led to massive experimentation to the different things it could do. The heavy and growing demand for assistance led to offering such, bringing us to today.
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This may be a plugin or theme conflict. Please attempt to disable all plugins, and use one of the default (Twenty*) themes. If the problem goes away, enable them one by one to identify the source of your troubles. If you can install plugins, install “Health Check”: https://wordpress.org/plugins/health-check/ On the troubleshooting tab, you can click the button to disable all plugins and change the theme for you, while you’re still logged in, without affecting normal visitors to your site. You can then use its admin bar menu to turn on/off plugins and themes one at a time.
We cannot see that page on your site. What errors do you get?
In the future, just mark it as “resolved”.
I’d like to replicate the site. I want to add a block with pricing plans like the one on linked that will be embedded on the page and contain buttons. Any idea how they do that?
When I was getting started I found this plugin very informative: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-csv-to-database/
I’d like to use some variation on the __() function, where I not only specify the key and the namespace, but also the language to which I want to translate to. Or, otherwise, can I set the locale to the desired one before calling the function and then back to the previous one after that? So something like global $locale; $pre_locale = $locale; $locale = 'en_us'; __('Key', 'namespace'); $locale = $pre_locale;
Hi Joy, This is just a small part of the site whereby any unauthorized user can use the form to find a particular product or service related to the site. Every interaction will be READ ONLY. Only admins can CRUD the CPTs, the data is consumed by the Ajax calls in the form only. Yes, the intention is that it will be like a single page app for this part of the site. As far as I can tell I’m getting access to all of WP functions required providing wp-load.php has been required. My terminology and explanations may not be precise as I’m still in the learning phase. I hope that helps you understand what I’m trying to achieve, so that you can provide any…
- MAY 17, 2021
WPTAVERN: ANARIEL DESIGN LAUNCHES NALEDI, A BLOCK-BASED WORDPRESS THEMENaledi theme homepage.
Over the weekend, Anariel Design co-founder Ana Segota tweeted that she was nearly ready to submit the company’s first block theme into the WordPress directory. There are only five such experimental themes available for download in the repo right now, and I have been patiently awaiting more.
Block, block-based, or FSE themes are built entirely out of blocks, not just the post content. This includes the header, footer, and everything else in between — literally, everything is a block. Such themes are the future of WordPress and need more user testing.
Like most block themes at the moment, Naledi is not meant for use on a production site. The goal is to build upon the site editor and templating systems in the Gutenberg plugin. The earliest that stable iterations of these FSE sub-components could land in WordPress would be in version 5.9 later this year, but there is no guarantee of that yet.
The WordPress.org Themes Team allows block themes in the directory. However, a team lead must grant permission using the “special case” system in place. There is still a six-month-old ticket awaiting closure before anyone can upload block themes without special access.
On the whole, Naledi is a well-rounded theme given the limitations of block templating right now. It has plenty of personality and is a good representation of how themers should be building on top of the system. There are miles to go, but the Gutenberg development team is driving fast.
One of the most revealing items was how little CSS Naledi needed (roughly 20 kb). It is almost entirely built upon the
theme.jsonstyle system. Most of the code is merely modifications for custom block styles and adjustments to the core blocks.
The theme currently has nine block styles. Most of the concepts are around adding borders. Eventually, these border-related styles may be unnecessary. Border settings are coming to more and more blocks out of the box. Users will be able to directly make border changes on nearly anything, and theme designers can package their old styles as custom patterns instead.
Of the theme’s block styles, my favorite is the framed image. I have been on a bit of a frame kick as of late, so I like seeing what others are doing with the idea.Frame style on the Image block.
Naledi also bundles eight-block patterns. Most include the Columns block, but others incorporate the Media & Text and Cover blocks, such as a full-width page header.
The Testimonials pattern uses the theme’s Overlap style for the Columns block. It shifts the left column to the right and the right column in the opposite direction, creating an overlap.Testimonials block pattern.
There is a similar pattern named Overlapping Images that uses the same technique.Overlapping Images block pattern.
What Naledi does that I have not seen with many block themes yet is add several custom page templates. It technically registers only two of them via its
theme.jsonconfiguration. However, six exist in total, and the Gutenberg plugin automatically picks them all up on a per-page level — not sure if that is a bug or a feature.
Because Naledi is a block theme, users can make direct changes to any of the templates, putting their own coat of paint over the default or overhauling them entirely.Naledi theme in the site editor.
As always, it is a welcome sight to see another block theme headed for the official directory. It is by no means perfect — working in an imperfect system. However, experiments like Naledi give me more hope that we are heading in the right direction.