Static sites are great, but they're not for everyone. If you're using them because WordPress is too heavy here's proof that you can fix your WordPress theme. This is from my own WP site with a homepage that weighs a whopping 25kb (compressed). Theme at

@chris I actually quite like your theme.

I've (only casually) been wondering how Gutenberg editor plays with theming in the... modern WordPress times.

If I were to use your theme, what happens to blocks like...galleries, blockquote, maybe... columns?

@celia Just about everything should work. The biggest difference is you might need to add some CSS from the main blocks CSS file. I've incorporated it into my SCSS build for just the blocks I need but I've done quite a bit with blockquote, code blocks and a few others.

@chris Ah, I imagine the main blocks css file is something that changes with every year's official WP theme? Or is it independent of that -- which would in fact be very ideal...

Sorry if I'm asking too many questions haha. The landscape has changed quite a bit these last few years, and I'm stumped with a day job that's non-WP to try and find my answers.

@celia Nothing to be sorry about. You're making me realize I should really write this up.

The CSS I imported is actually from the core blocks CSS. I think this is the specific file

@chris If you do write one, I'll be extremely keen on reading it. :)

@chris A lightweight theme isn't going to fix WordPress's constant security issues, though.

@chris dang that loaded f a s t. i won’t lie, i’m not a fan of that orange color but that is a seriously performant website

Wow. Nicely done @chris

Now, whatever you do but don't let @kev see this. Or he may spend the night on his site 😬

@murtezayesil @chris nah. I decided that my limit is 512kb. If it’s anything under that, I’m happy. Plus, it gives me lots of wiggle room to play around with things like fonts.

I have a couple of web fonts loaded and it’s coming in ~350kb IIRC. I’m happy with that.

I do love the simplicity of Chris’ theme though. Haven’t seen the site for a while (I think before you were back on WP) as I consume all your content via RSS.

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