Web design development never remains the same and we continue to receive constant updates and upgrades that leave us with no option but to enjoy the visual treat. Gutenberg is one such experience from WordPress introduced recently to make writing more fun and exciting.
What is Gutenberg for WordPress
Gutenberg is the new editing experience in WordPress. The project is named after Johannes Gutenberg, the man who invented a printing press with a movable type 500 years ago.
For WordPress team, Gutenberg is more than an editor. While the editor is the focus right now, the project will ultimately impact the entire publishing experience including customization (the next focus area). that said, we can expect a lot of development in this one area that is expected to take our internet publishing to a new level altogether.
The current WordPress visual editor almost remained the same for many years now without much changes. It requires us utilizing lot of short codes and HTML to get the desired results. Gutenberg, the new editor for WordPress makes writing rich posts a breeze and effortless making use of blocks without much need for shortcodes or HTML.
As of writing this article, the plugin has more than 500,000 installations to date.
The editor will create a new page- and post-building experience that makes writing rich posts effortless, and has “blocks” to make it easy what today might take shortcodes, custom HTML, or “mystery meat” embed discovery.
— Matt Mullenweg
How to Install Gutenberg
Gutenberg can be downloaded through the WordPress repository of plugins. Alternatively, you can download it directly from your WordPress dashboard under “Add New” plugins.
The Gutenberg editor looks like this below. There’s an option to switch to classic editor anytime overriding Gutenberg.
Top 10 Gutenberg Themes
I have gone through several themes and identified the best themes that blend well with Gutenberg functionality.
Gutentype is a clean & fresh WordPress Blog based on Gutenberg page builder. It is apt for guest post blog, rouge, niche blogs, giver, viral blogs, giveaways, guides & how-to blogs.
The theme is based on the powerful framework and made fully responsive, so that your website would look perfect on any device, from Android smartphone to Retina display. Besides, it has everything to get highly ranked in search engines due to 100% SEO readiness.
ContentBerg is a fully compatible theme specially designed for Gutenberg admirers. This theme is apt for those who place content above anything. The layout is super clean with several layouts available and needless to say, comes with a beautiful design.
Highlights of this theme include clean design, ample white spaces, carefully selected fonts, fast loading pages, all combine to give you the best readable theme you can imagine!
Typograph is a content focused WordPress theme. Typograph is designed to look great with no images at all, solving the problem of finding the quality graphics for many users, at the same it becomes even more beautiful with images and other media content.More important is typograph is designed to reap the real power of Gutenberg editor,
Tabor is a gutenberg ready blog WordPress theme for professional writers and content marketing. Tabor is simple, actionable — and just works. It is scalable, resource-light, and purposely-built to be best at what it’s built for.
Florian is a WordPress theme enhanced for Gutenberg editor and responsive with powerful Theme Options in WordPress customizer with live real-time preview, packed with advanced features to set your personal blog apart. This theme is perfect for everything from photography, fashion and beauty, and interior design, to nature, health and spirituality, this modern and stylish personal blog theme makes for an immersive browsing experience.
Forte is a beautiful Gutenberg WordPress theme that perfectly blends with the expectations of professional writers and bloggers looking for a super clean and minimalist design yet with compelling design. It’s a
theme for writers to convey their messages with strength and simplicity. With a wild array of features and brevity, Forte is designed to tell your stories with poise, elegance and multifaceted beauty.
Ivory is a multipurpose modern Gutenberg theme for business and marketing with RTL support. This theme appeals more for Brand and content marketing businesses. Ivory offers extraordinary number of combinations for any purpose and interests.
Mae is a Gutenberg compatible WordPress theme more suited for events, conferences and seminars. The theme comes with full Gutenberg support, fully responsive, optimized for speed, unlimited colors and google fonts. The theme has multiple ready to use landing pages.
Deviox is a responsive stylish & trendy Multi-Purpose Business WordPress theme with clean and fresh design and compatible with Gutenberg. It is a perfect solution for any corporate business website or business blog. It has a solid business design and outstanding layout options. It’s perfect for law firms, web and creative agencies, marketing & advertising services.
Novum is a Gutenberg theme combined with extended Woo Commerce power makes it a great choice for an e-commerce fashion website. The theme is super clean, minimal, responsive layout.