In celebration of WordPress 6.1 Beta 1, I updated the sites theme here to use the still very much in development Twenty Twenty Three. I’m still experimenting with Full Site Editing but I think this process has gotten better in the last year.
I do wish I had an All Terms block – A block that gets and lists all terms for a post and ignores the type of term. Let’s treat Categories, Tags, Post Formats, and custom taxonomies the same. At least I want to right now but I also don’t want to lose all the content I have in the way I have it since knowing me, I’ll likely change my mind about presentation later. Might have to build this.
I found the “Alternative Blog Template” to be a great base for the presentation of content. I wanted to use it on the homepage, so I converted it to a template part and then installed it on the homepage. It took quite a bit of save, switch tabs, refresh to get it looking how I wanted (and really made me long for the Customizer aka Classic Full Site Editing), but the process only took about 15min.
Overall, I have the most minimalist of all my site presentations. I like it for now, but I think I’ll continue to play with it. It’s lacking color which feels odd as someone who plays with color, but for now I like it.
One thing that I really like about Full Site Editing is that while this is a WordPress default theme, it’s also MY WordPress default theme. While there will be many sites that will use this theme and all will have commonalities, due to the decisions I made in the WordPress admin, this version is mine and mine alone. This is my WordPress. There are many like it, but this one is mine.