Aaron is getting ready for the new editor

Two months ago,  I finally started the process of creating new demos for some of my existing themes. But after seeing very little actually being done 😉 I have realised I need a better plan for which themes I want to continue working on.

The first theme that has recieved an update in preparation for Gutenberg, and a new demo and information page, is Aaron.

While I continue the testing together with a couple of my theme users,  you can expect several smaller updates to fine tune the styling.  I want the editor and the front to match, but I still want it too look and feel like the same theme.

I am generally a fan of Gutenberg -I am writing this post on my mobile,  with the plugin installed – but the frequent changes has not made it easy for theme developers.

The following changes were made in version 3.2 of Aaron:

  • Made sure that the custom templates works for all pages, not only for the front page.
  • Made sure that the meta box options works with the Jetpack portfolio and testimonial post formats.
  • Added a testimonial widget. This widget requires the Jetpack testimonial functionality to be activated. (This widget is the same widget that has been added to some of my more recent themes)
  • Made sure that the excerpt_more filter returns the default value in the admin.
  • Included a footer link to the privacy policy page, if one is set up.
  • Minor style changes:
  • A left side border was added to the blockquote.
  • A border was removed from the footer widgets.
  • Matched font and styles used in the gutenberg editor.
  • I also updated the screenshot, to follow the new guidelines for the theme directory.

Version 3.3 is scheduled for mid october and will mostly be style changes.

If you have any suggestions and ideas for Aaron, you can email me or use the support forum.