The new WordPress editor, Gutenberg, garnered a lot of attention, even before it was officially made part of the WordPress core. Now, Gutenberg seems to be the direction WordPress is heading in.
If you’re still on the fence about upgrading to 5.0 or enabling Gutenberg on your site, I’ve gathered the best WordPress themes that are Gutenberg-ready.
Below, you’ll find the best free and premium themes that have been designed with Gutenberg in mind. They also have a few other interesting features that will help you create a beautiful site.
Astra is a beautiful WordPress theme that can be used to create any type of website. It’s not only Gutenberg ready but it also works with the most popular page builder plugins such as Elementor and Beaver Builder.
On top of that, Astra is fully responsive and built to load fast. Astra also includes a number of premade starter sites that you can use as a starting point for your site design or to launch your site as quickly as possible. You can download Astra for free but there is also a premium version of the theme.
Page Builder Framework is a theme designed specifically to work with various page builders. The theme has a pretty barebones design but that doesn’t mean it skimps out on the features.
In fact, this theme has some pretty cool features which include the ability to build any type of website and customize it with the built in Customizer, integration with WooCommerce, SEO-optimized code, fast loading times, and more. You can download the theme for free and there is also a paid version which has more features.
Hestia Pro is a premium WordPress theme that features a modern, material design. Aside from seamless integration with Gutenberg, this theme integrates perfectly with WooCommerce and is compatible with all the popular page builder plugins.
You can easily customize it with Live Customizer or take advantage of premade starter sites. The theme also comes with mega menus and one-click demo import functionality.
Divi is one of the most popular WordPress themes and with good reason. It makes it easy to create a gorgeous website without knowing how to code. It uses its own page builder that lets you create custom page and blog layouts and it integrates with Gutenberg.
Divi also lets you save layouts and sections so you can reuse them later and comes with full integration with WooCommerce. Divi is available as a part of Elegant Themes membership which gives you access to all their themes and plugins and starts at $89/year.
The Guten theme is a free WordPress theme that offers a ton of layout customizations. For starters, you can choose between 10 different header layouts and 5 different blog layouts. The Guten theme also makes it easy to customize your site exactly the way you want it.
Aside from various customization options, the Guten theme integrates with WooCommerce and was optimized for search engines. It’s also translation-ready and loads fast.
Elementare is a modern WordPress theme with clean design. It can be used to build any type of website and it doesn’t rely on any page builder to do so. The theme not only integrates with Gutenberg but it also integrates with WooCommerce and WPML so it’s easy to translate.
While you can download and use this theme for free, it’s worth mentioning that it also comes with a premium version that offers more customization features. Pro version is priced at €39.90.
The OceanWP is a powerful WordPress theme that offers seamless integration with the new Gutenberg editor. It also works with the most popular page builder plugins and has a multipurpose design suitable for any type of website.
This theme works great with WooCommerce and has a number of free premade demos that you can import and use as a starting point for your website. You can download the basic version of the OceanWP theme for free and if you want more advanced features or customization options, you can upgrade to the paid version.
The Editor Blocks theme has an unusual yet fitting name. It was designed to work with Gutenberg and optimized for the search engines. The theme features a full-width layout and you can easily customize it with Live Customizer.
The theme is fully responsive and you can download it for free from the official repository.
The Ultra theme is a premium WordPress theme that has seamless Gutenberg integration. It also offers premade skins which you can use as a starting point for your website design.
The theme is fully responsive and comes with a plethora of add-ons to add more features and functionality. You can purchase the theme for $59.
The Neve theme is a fast and customizable theme built with full support for Gutenberg. It can be used for business sites but also for personal and portfolio sites. The theme comes with WooCommerce integration and plenty of customization options.
The Neve theme is also fully optimized for SEO and works great with popular page builder plugins such as Elementor and Beaver Builder. You can download the theme for free but there is also a premium version that adds extra features such as additional blocks for Elementor. Pro plans start at $39.
The Multipurpose Portfolio is a minimalist and modern theme suitable for portfolio and business sites. It comes with Gutenberg support and it can also be used with page builder plugins like Elementor.
The theme can be customized to your liking and it’s also responsive and built to load fast. You can download the theme for free but you will need to sign up for their newsletter to get the download link.
If you love minimalist design, be sure to give the Monochrome theme a try. It’s a child theme for the Genesis framework which means it comes with a plethora of useful features. For starters, it’s SEO-friendly and supports automatic setup so you can launch your site quickly.
The theme is Gutenberg ready and comes with premade styles for WooCommerce so you can easily build an online store. You can purchase the theme for $129.95.
The Atomic Blocks theme is a simple and powerful theme for Gutenberg. The theme can be used for any type of website and includes tons of options to tweak your fonts, colors, and other visual aspects of your website.
The theme can be downloaded for free from the official repository.
Essence Pro is another child theme for Genesis that’s Gutenberg-ready. The theme is a great choice for lifestyle and wellness blogs and has plenty of customization features to customize your site.
You can purchase the theme for 129.95 which also gets you the Genesis framework.
Davis is a simple theme that would be a great choice for bloggers or authors. The theme is lightweight and loads fast. You can choose between a light and a dark mode and the theme is also fully responsive on top of being Gutenberg-ready.
You can download the theme for free from the official repository.
Love it or hate, Gutenberg is the way of the future and the direction in which WordPress is headed. If you want to start using Gutenberg, you’ll need a theme that’s Gutenberg ready. Give the themes on this list a try and start using Gutenberg as your post editor.
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