Tainacan Support for Blocksy


Tainacan is an open-source, flexible and powerful tool for creating digital repositories on WordPress. It allows you to create and manage collections with a variety of metadata types, rich search and filtering of items and much more.

Blocksy is one of the many WordPress themes available out there. But it is not just another theme, it offers rich controls to customize your site with so many features that you won’t miss a page builder. This project uses their customizer controls to offer options for setting different layouts to Tainacan pages such as the collection items list and the items page.

This project uses their customizer controls to offer options for setting different layouts to Tainacan pages such as the collection items list and the items page.

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Tainacan Support for Blocksy, Copyright 2023 Tainacan.org
Tainacan Support for Blocksy plugin is distributed under the terms of the GNU GPLv3
License details: https://github.com/tainacan/blocksy-tainacan/blob/master/LICENSE


  • With the plugin enabled, your customizer will offer options for each Tainacan collection items list and item page, besides the repository and term items list page;
  • The single item page can be customized for different layouts, so you can decide how to display the document, attachments and metadata;
  • Besides that, Blocksy offers different title banners, post navigation and related post features that can also be used in your single item page;


Upload the files to the plugins directory and activate it. You can also install and activate directly from the admin panel.

Once activated, go to the theme customizer and play around with Tainacan-related options for each of your collections.

This plugin will only work with Tainacan plugin active, preferably at version 0.17.4 or newer;

Also, this plugin will only work with Blocksy theme active, preferably at version 1.7.0 or newer;


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“Tainacan Support for Blocksy” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Adds support for horizontal filters options
  • Basic styles for mosaic view mode


  • Adds Tainacan View Modes as a layout option for “Items related to this” section (requires Tainacan 0.21.5)
  • Adds media gallery thumbnails height and image size option (requires Tainacan 0.21.5)


  • Fixes customizer errors due to Blocksy changes in version 2.0.27


  • Adds page title default Blocksy banner options for Collection Items templates
  • Adds page title section options to Repository and Taxonomy Term Items level templates
  • Adds container size option to all Items list templates
  • Adds thumbnail carousel positioning option for item single gallery (requires Tainacan 0.20.5)
  • Adds inner spacing option for media gallery on item single gallery
  • Uses Blocksy’s button min-height, button border radius and input border radius settings on the items lists
  • More improvements to compatibility with Blocksy 2.0.0
  • Improves post navigation markup to use latest filters
  • Bug fix: label “Document” and “Documents” not displaying in the correct situations
  • Bug fix: translation issues in breadcrumbs
  • Bug fix: moves tainacan_blocksy_post_class() to integration for its classes to also work on child themes
  • Bug fix: positioning of relationship metadata thumbnail
  • Bug fix: thumbnail not being found in items navigation leading to a warning


  • Adds Taxonomy Single (Terms list) page functionality (requires Tainacan 0.20.1)
  • New layout for the Item Page: Media Gallery above page title
  • Option to set default order by for Repository Items list
  • Fixes to item thumbnail display inside sections
  • Initial compatibility with Blocksy 2.0.0


  • Fixes breadcrumb hierarchy when inside taxonomy archives
  • Disables Tainacan single Item archive as it is not necessary to get the content twice
  • Adapts some Blocksy css variables
  • Small css improvements to geo coordinate metadatum


  • Sorting related items by title
  • Small css improvements


  • Better ElasticPress compatibility on search modal.


  • Fixes compatibility with Metadata Sections
  • Adds option to separate default section from metadata sections layout


  • Makes document gallery compatible with latest features from Tainacan 0.19


  • Fixes trailing commas that were causing errors on PHP < 7.3


  • New metadata sections layouts (requires Tainacan 0.19)
  • New options to lightbox view (requires Tainacan 0.19)
  • Safer scaping of some html tags and attributes
  • Fixes some options unit compatibility with latest Blocksy


  • Fixes advanced search layout


  • Redirects search to items list if only Tainacan items post types are enabled


  • Fixes lack of –background-color variable due to recent versions of Blocksy


  • Compatibility with Tainacan 0.18.5 and its display of related metadata
  • New option to use a light color scheme on the image gallery of the item


  • “Items related to this” section and Zoom to single Document


  • Fixes collection description style


  • Fixes several issues with archive header elements


  • Fixes child theme detection logic when customizer is on


  • Fixes global enqueue and updates to inline logic for Blocksy 1.8.0


  • Fixes navigation file issue with PHP opening tag


  • Clean up some unecessary build-related files


  • Changes name to avoid trademark issues


  • First release on the WordPress.org plugins repository