A few months ago I raised the idea of an Easy Theme Creator!
The idea was to have a place where anyone can hack on themes without installing Discourse!
Since the plan was set in motion @David_Taylor has been super busy making all the lego pieces fall into place.
The result is https://theme-creator.discourse.org/ , logging in is SUPER easy, just hit the login button and you will be logged in via meta.
Once logged in you will see this giant button:
When you click it you will arrive at your “theme authoring” interface:
The interface has full parity with the admin interface, including live CSS refresh, what more you can use the theme CLI: Discourse Theme CLI (console app to help you build themes)
All members of the @theme_creator group have the special ability to share themes! So, for example you can check out my simple theme at: https://theme-creator.discourse.org/theme/sam/simple (even anonymous can check out my theme!)
We looking forward to getting some feedback here, if any of you theme authors feel like sprucing up the theme-creator site, let me know and link me to your proposed theme!
If you have any themes or theme components please feel free to link your #theme topics to the preview so people can check it out!
Please try this out and report back!
Again extra huge thank you to @David_Taylor for making this happen!