As I’m sure you already know, Gutenberg is WordPress’ built-in, block based, visual content editor. It allows you to point, click and edit content on your posts and pages with the help of some very useful blocks. But what you might not know is that more and more theme developers are designing WordPress theme entirely around Gutenberg.
Sure, there are tons of WordPress themes with page builders. Page builders make it easy to customize a theme for whatever your specific site might need. For example, we have our own Total theme that uses the WPBakery page builder which (in our opinion) is one of the best and most flexible multipurpose themes out there. But not everyone wants 101 options or page builder elements. Sometimes you just want a clean and simple theme, with adequate features to brand your WordPress site and change a few layouts. This is where Gutenberg WordPress themes shine. So what does this mean for you? Quicker site setup, easier customizations, and a lighter weight setup for your site (which could potentially help you increase overall site speed).
So, to celebrate Gutenberg and showoff its flexibility we’ve put together a list of the best Gutenberg WordPress themes. These aren’t just themes that claim to be “compatible” either. Each and every theme on this list has been especially created and designer to work with Gutenberg. None of the themes listed required added WordPress page builder plugins. Instead they take full advantage of the built-in Gutenberg editor and live Customizer that are a part of WordPress. So let’s get started!
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1. Gutena (Free)
Don’t limit your WordPress site design with a default theme – instead choose Gutena. This free Gutenberg based theme offers full site editing so you can create a custom site design from header to footer. Plus the theme supports all of Gutenberg’s other built-in features including custom logo, drag and drop editing, block editor patterns, custom colors and more. Gutena also currently offers a beautiful business starter site that you can import with a click. But there are more ready to use niche demo options on the way! So why not give Gutena a try today?
The Gutentim theme uses Gutenberg to offer you tons of design options. Get started with pre-made demos and built-in custom header styles. Use the post layout widget, blocks and options to create a portfolio, blog, agency site, landing page and more. Plus options in the live Customizer makes changing colors and fonts easy. The Gutentim theme also includes a MailCHimp newsletter integration, sliders, post layouts and is GDPR ready.
This article was written by Kyla and originally published on WPExplorer.