Hi, I wanted to get to know the new wp editor and how to work with blocks, so I tried to activate this theme on a new WP installation. After the activation, none of the blocks seem to work and there is an error in every single one of them in all the templates: “This block has encountered an error and cannot be previewed.”
(I have checked out the Pendant and Blockbase themes, and they work fine on my site).
Anyone here who can help?
It’s very strange you’re seeing that. It’s possible the switch in themes may be causing that.
What is the URL of the site you’re working on exactly?Thread Starter enestorm
Thank you so much for answering. I tried it out on https://sundekvinder.dk/ (just deactivated the maintenance mode in case you´ll have a look). Thank you. PS: every other block theme I tried works fine, so I can´t figure out what´s wrong.Thread Starter enestorm
PPS: I had a few plugins installed and tried to deactivate them, delete the theme and reinstall – but that didn´t help.Adam Leone
I can see the theme is active, but it looks like the demo content is perhaps for another theme as I suspect.
When adding content – patterns as seen here: https://wordpress.org/themes/rainfall/
Hello and thank you for answering. I don´t quite understand what you mean by: “When adding content – patterns as seen here: https://wordpress.org/themes/rainfall/”. The link you refer to just shows the different patterns as they SHOULD appear when installing the theme, right? Or did I miss something? When I install the theme, in every single block in the different patterns, it says: “This block has encountered an error and cannot be previewed”, so I guess the demo content is from the Rainfall theme, but all the blocks have the same error. Even the site width is not imported properly. As a result, there is no margin and none of the imported blocks appear correctly. When installing other block themes, the demo content blocks and pages work fine. I don´t know how to solve this, maybe I should just let it go and look for another theme.
https://wordpress.org/themes/rainfall/”. The link you refer to just shows the different patterns as they SHOULD appear when installing the theme, right? Or did I miss something?
The patterns wouldn’t necessarily be installed upon activation.
These can be added to the page as detailed here: https://en.support.wordpress.com/wordpress-editor/block-pattern/
When installing other block themes, the demo content blocks and pages work fine. I don´t know how to solve this, maybe I should just let it go and look for another theme.
What are you looking to build exactly? I can do my best to offer additional insights into the build.
Thank you. I was just assuming that the demo content in the Rainfall theme would work like in the other block theme installations – I didn´t expect that all blocks and pages in the Rainfall theme installation would have errors. I just wanted the pages and block layouts in exactly the same style as they are featured on the Rainfall Theme page. As I am new to blocks, I need a theme that actually works after installation, so I can learn how the blocks are mmade and build further upon the premade content. But sadly it seems, there is no solution for this – other than building the layouts from scratch. I guess I should just install one of the other themes, but I really liked the layouts in the Rainfall theme, so I just wondered why they don´t work and if anything could be done to solve it.
I know these things can be frustrating.
I was able to track down the demo content for the theme and I’ve created this link for you, where it can be downloaded. https://we.tl/t-uzBzX24qIv
I’d advise following these steps.
1. Delete all content on the site (optional)
2. Go to tools > Import > import above XML file.
3. Go to Plugins > Add new and install https://wordpress.org/plugins/gutenberg/ (if it’s not already installed)
4. Go to Settings > Reading select A static front page as the front of the page.
5. Select Home as the front page.
I hope this helps.
THANK YOU SO MUCH! It worked!
You’re very welcome.
HI again, just following up after having worked with this theme. The demo content you sent me works, but it seems that this theme has other bugs – as an example, I cannot edit the headline in a new post (pretty crucial,-) – and I will not waste any more time on this.
One of the reasons I went for this theme and invested resources for making it work is that this theme is a block theme WITH sidebar/widgets. I don´t know much about this subject, but it seems like widgets are gone in most block themes. Do you have any idea of another theme, you could recommend?
UPDATE: PLEASE IGNORE MY LAST QUESTION 😉
I guess, I´ve realized, that I have A LOT of new things to learn about WP – SITE editor and BLOCKS. I just found out that it seems possible to add a sidebar etc. and create page templates with sidebars in a totally new way! This is great – though, I find the editor a bit difficult to play around with. But anyway – please just ignore my last question – I have a lot of basic knowledge to catch up on for the last 3 years I¨ve worked with other platforms than WP.
Thank you and best wishes!
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