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Opened 17 months ago

Last modified 17 months ago

#57024 new enhancement

Twenty Twenty-Three: Randomly apply a style variation on activation

Reported by: desrosj's profile desrosj Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 6.1
Component: Bundled Theme Keywords: 2nd-opinion
Focuses: Cc:

Description

In addition to the default base styling, Twenty Twenty-Three comes with 10 additional style variations.

When activating for the first time, an interesting way to showcase what the theme has to offer would be to randomly apply one of the 11 style variations.

Change History (2)

#1 @joyously
17 months ago

I don't think random is a good way to present a theme.
In a classic theme, there is starter content for fresh sites, but that is done through the Customizer, which block themes don't do.
The default style should be the one that users see when activating it, or there is a mental stress of wondering what they did wrong.

#2 @mikachan
17 months ago

The default style should be the one that users see when activating it, or there is a mental stress of wondering what they did wrong.

Yeah, I see where this could cause confusion for users.

Perhaps instead of applying a random variation on activation, we could introduce an opt-in for randomization. For example, a button on the Theme selection page, near the 'Activate' and 'Live Preview' buttons. Plus this could appear for all themes that have variations, not just Twenty Twenty-Three.

I'm not sure the above idea is ideal either, but I really like randomization as a fun way to show off variations.

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