"Try and customize" disappeared

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  • #3372095

    radtrad
    Member

    The “try and customize” option disappeared from the themes page.

    #3372099

    supernovia
    Staff

    Hi @radtrad, correct… it’s because about half of our themes (and all of the newer ones) don’t work well now with that feature. The layout is in the content rather than in the theme itself.

    https://github.com/Automattic/wp-calypso/pull/36044

    #3372103

    radtrad
    Member

    This complicates choosing a new theme …

    In that case, the description of the themes has to be exhaustive, as I was going to test the new Mayland theme to find out where the widgets are in it, and now I’m not going anymore.

    #3372106

    radtrad
    Member

    In Github:

    “This also greatly reduces the complexity of activating a theme, you look at the demo, and then you choose to activate or not.”

    This is simply not true. A site can have features that you can only see if they look good on a particular theme when tested; also, as I already reported, in some themes there are bugs that do not appear in the demos.

    #3372139

    supernovia
    Staff

    Thanks, we can add that feedback to Github if you’d like.

    #3372144

    radtrad
    Member

    Yes, please.

    #3372145

    supernovia
    Staff

    Regarding the theme you reported several months ago, that one is not one of the newer ones made of pure blocks. The new block themes are made up of components that can be arranged in many ways, and that’s done at the content level. We have templates and what not available, and you can modify those as you’d like.

    #3378200

    supernovia
    Staff

    @radtrad I wanted to let you know this change was reverted for now. Cheers :)

    #3378301

    radtrad
    Member

    Thanks! I’ve already seen that ;)

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