In July, WordPress’ Themes and Meta groups collaborated to add a new “Block Themes” menu item to the filter menu on the listing homepage in an effort to enhance block themes’ visibility. Block themes at present account for lower than 2% of the listing’s 9,900 themes however activating one is the one method customers can benefit from WordPress’ full-site modifying capabilities.
Not all customers hunt for his or her subsequent theme immediately on WordPress.org. One cause is that searching themes contained in the admin permits for utilizing the Reside Preview characteristic to see how the theme would possibly look with a web site’s explicit content material. 4 weeks in the past, WordPress contributor Jessica Lyschik opened a ticket proposing so as to add the identical Block Themes filter menu to the theme searching expertise contained in the admin.
The code so as to add this menu merchandise was committed and customers will be capable to filter for block themes in WordPress 6.1, anticipated on October 25, 2022. This alteration additionally introduces two new motion hooks:
install_themes_pre_block-themes (fires earlier than the tab is rendered) and
install_themes_block-themes (fires on the high the tab).