What is Gutenberg
Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor, is the best thing that happened to WordPress since its proliferation as a CMS (content management system). While platforms such as Medium, Ghost, already provide an easy, intuitive, friendly, absolutely great experience for writers, WordPress’ current visual editor requires us to use shortcodes and HTML to make things pretty.
WordPress 5.0 will change this for good. With the new Gutenberg editor soon to be merged in core (currently Gutenberg is available as a plugin) everything changes in the way we “WordPress”. The entire editing experience has been rebuilt for media rich pages and posts.
So, what can we build with Gutenberg
With no developer skills, you can build your own custom posts and pages. With the new Gutenberg editor, the layout & design of your website is only limited by your imagination! Here’s a selection of the default blocks included with Gutenberg:
Gutenberg WordPress Themes
WordPress theme developers, diligent as they are, have already prepared for this change to make sure that you ca benefit of the power of Gutenberg. We have collected a list of the most beautiful looking Gutenberg ready themes. Some are free, some are premium. They are all great, regardless.
$49 Mundana by Wow Themes
Released in 2019, Mundana WordPress Themes has the best of Medium’s latest design. Built with Gutenberg & page speed performance in mind! Dedicated to bloggers who want to expand their website with guest/user publishing.
$49 Mediumish by Wow Themes
If you’re looking for a WordPress theme like Medium, Mediumish is the best choice. With inspiration directly from Medium.com, Mediumish theme comes packed with many familiar features. Now with the power of Gutenberg editor, publishing an eye-catching article is even easier than before. The theme supports all Gutenberg’s blocks, full width image layout included.
$49 BizConstruct by Wow Themes
Here is a business theme built entirely with Gutenberg blocks. Each page shown in demo is built with Gutenberg blocks, specifically created for this theme. BizConstruct not only looks good but it is very easy to set up due to the power of Gutenberg. Just import the
xml file provided with the documentation and you instantly have all the website exactly as the demo.
Free Atomic Blocks by Array Themes
The Atomic Blocks theme is a minimal, modern, one-column WordPress theme built to integrate perfectly with the new Gutenberg editor in WordPress. The theme also uses the Atomic Blocks plugin, to enhance the editor with even more blocks.
Free Block Lite by Organic Themes
The Block Lite theme is a free Gutenberg WordPress theme. This is another free theme built to work with the new Gutenberg content editor. It features a minimalistic design and a fresh look. Each blog article displays within a proportional block of content.
$59 Tabor by Theme Beans
I like Tabor theme so much for its simple and pratical design. Tabor is a theme dedicated to professional writers and content marketing. Focused on content delivery, Tabor is a Gutenberg WordPress theme that empowers folks to write and publish on a whole different level.
€29 Pukeko by Elma Studio
Elma (Ellen and Manuel) are two wonderful web designers and WP theme developers. Their themes are minimalistic, modern, clean and so is Pukeko. Pukeko is a Gutenberg ready WordPress theme, best for personal websites.
In conclusion, what’s the best choice for a WordPress Gutenberg Ready Theme?
Gutenberg is still young and there aren’t many options at the moment. But we are sure this list will grow soon. If you have a suggestion, do leave us a comment! Meanwhile, please take a look at our Mediumish Gutenberg theme. You will love it!
Mediumish WordPress theme has been specifically crafted to match the simplicity and artistic visual appearance of Medium. Although there are other options out there that offer a similar experience, with Mediumish there’s no extra coding required. You get exactly what you want if you’re looking for a WordPress theme like Medium.