getting started with cwicly creating theme templates

This is the second video in a mini-series looking at getting started with Cwicly. Cwicly is a new toolkit that enhances the Gutenberg Full Site Editor. The first video in the series provides an overview and a tour of the user interface. In this video we are looking at how to get started by creating our own theme templates. We will cover the basics of the Full Site Editor and how to build up the structure of theme templates using Cwicly.

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Discussion

We’ve looked at how to create your theme templates in the Full Site Editor using Cwicly. Ultimately I think this is the way to go, but there are two other options. You can use a block based theme from the WordPress theme directory and modify it using Cwicly and the other option is that Cwicly comes with a library of pre-designed templates that you can import. I’m going to try to look at these two other options in subsequent videos.

There is something I hope you picked up on while watching. That is that Cwicly is a power tool. It is going to be harder to learn than Elementor or Beaver Themer and it is not as easy as the Kadence or GeneratePress theme builders but, you have more direct control over the layout and design. As with all things, once you figure out how it works it is not too hard, but you have to figure out if it matches how you want to work. Also, remember that the Full Site Editor and Cwicly are both new, so there are going to be some quirks and things you may have to work around.

I hope you’ve found this walk-through helpful.

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