WordPress’ Themes Workforce has released a brand new block theme known as Stacks as a part of the Community Themes initiative proposed earlier this yr. The aim is to carry collectively representatives of the crew to construct block themes yr spherical, the identical manner that default themes are constructed and formally supported.
Stacks was designed for one function – to create slide decks that can be utilized for a presentation. It was designed and constructed by Saxon Fletcher with assist from Automattic-sponsored contributor Ben Dwyer.
The theme features a easy setup circulation. After putting in Stacks and clicking ‘Customise,’ the person is taken to the Website Editor the place a set of 5 slides is already pre-filled on the house web page in a heat and welcoming colour palette.
Slides can be created on any put up or web page utilizing the “Stacks” sample. After creating a brand new web page, the person is introduced with the choice to begin the web page by inserting the Stacks sample. This hundreds the identical 5 pattern slides which can be included on the house web page by default. They are often simply edited in order that any web page or put up comprises its personal distinctive slide deck.
The Stacks theme seems to be simply pretty much as good on cellular because it does on desktop, making it straightforward to observe alongside from totally different gadgets.
The theme was constructed for a small area of interest use case – individuals who need to host their very own slides – and isn’t more likely to be broadly adopted however presents an fascinating use of the block editor for creating slides. Some customers could discover this to be extra person pleasant than working with a third-party software to construct their displays.
Since a special deck might be hosted on every web page or put up, somebody who desires to create a web site devoted totally to internet hosting their very own slide displays may simply save all of them in the identical place, share hyperlinks to the totally different decks, and keep away from having to make use of a hosted service that is probably not round without end.
Stacks is available for free on WordPress.org and customers can count on these Neighborhood Themes to have some stage of assist as they’re being hosted by the official WordPress.org account.