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The Best Gutenberg-Optimized WordPress Themes, Available Now

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From a simple blog platform, WordPress has grown to become the largest and most popular content management system there is. A huge number of websites you visit every day on the web are built on WordPress and the numbers are growing. More so, WordPress continues to improve its CMS capabilities to stay on top of its game.

Speaking of staying on top, WordPress now has a whole new editor called “Gutenberg”, which was released together with WordPress 5.0. Named after Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of movable type print, this new WordPress editor aims to give users a seamless experience similar to how Visual Composer and other page builders operate. There is also a handy inline demo available to give WordPress users a taste and feel of how it works.

With Gutenberg now shipping as standard, we’ve compiled a list of 13 WordPress themes available on Envato Market, (some new, some updated) which are compatible with the new editor. 

1. Gutenote

Gutenote has a minimalist design but don’t let that fool you, because under the hood of this Gutenberg-ready theme are tons of features that include gorgeous blog layouts that fit with a wide range of subjects. With the editing possibilities brought by the new visual editor, you can create beautiful posts, use beautiful typography, and an eye-catching homepage with Gutenote. What’s more, this theme is retina-ready, fully responsive, and perfect on all types of devices.

Gutenote
Gutenote

2. Novum

If you want a simple yet powerful business theme, Novum is the perfect choice with its powerful widgets, shortcodes, galleries, slideshows, and portfolios. Despite being a business theme, Novum can be used for any kind of websites you want to create because it is fully customizable from the logo to the backgrounds. Some of its notable features include 500+ theme options, 7 gallery types, retina-ready icons, and easy slideshows.

Novum
Novum

3. Rawwwr

Like its name, this multipurpose Gutenberg-ready theme roars with features earning it the label of being an “impactful theme”. It has extended WooCommerce functionality and beautiful animations for increased visitor engagement which, in turn, will increase your revenue.

Rawwwr has its own SEO plugin because it believes that a website should not only be beautiful but also searchable. After all, that’s what a business website should be.

Rawwwr
Rawwwr

4. Caverta

This restaurant WordPress theme will surely increase the online brand presence of your restaurant, cafe, bistro, or any food service business.

Caverta has a live customizer which allows you to change your background, color, font, headers, blog layouts, and more. It has beautiful typography as well as being 100% responsive, making your website look great no matter what kind of device or OS you’re using. If Gutenberg isn’t enough for you, another notable feature is its Elementor drag & drop visual builder which enables even a neophyte designer to play with the design assets and layout with great ease.

Caverta
Caverta

5. Typograph

How about a Gutenberg-ready theme for bloggers or writers? Typograph lives up to its name as a content-focused WordPress theme. It has features that will make your content appealing, not only in terms of its message but also its visuals. It has a multilingual feature which means that it readily supports any language you need.

Plus, it is compatible with a wide range of plugins so you can easily enhance your site with your favorite, social sharing, commenting engines, and more.

Typograph
Typograph

6. Bolden

Bolden is the WordPress theme for podcasters that supports a variety of podcasting plugins like Castos, Simple Podcast Press, and PowerPress. What makes Bolden stand out from other podcast themes is its ability to support multiple shows which can’t be found in similar themes. It also has full font controls and full color customization. Above all, Bolden supports the Elementor page builder, which is one of the fastest and most intuitive page builders there is. And with the Gutenberg integration, Bolden is a definite winner.

Bolden
Bolden

7. Dixie

Dixie is another Gutenberg-optimized podcasting theme, with similar features to the Bolden theme. Some of the podcasting plugins it supports are BuzzSprout, PodLove, and Simple Podcast Press. What makes Dixie stand out from the rest of the themes is its multilingual capabilities. So no matter what language you use, you will not go wrong with this theme. If you are planning to showcase your blog, vlog, or portfolio, then this is the theme for you.

Dixie
Dixie

8. GutenMag

Like its name suggests, GutenMag is a true Gutenberg theme. In other words, it supports all native Gutenberg blocks. As a theme made especially for magazines and newspapers, GutenMag aims to make your content the king through and through with more than five premade layouts, 800+ Google fonts, theme options with real-time WP customizer, parallax and video background, and more. It also has a lazy load effect, which enables your page to load quickly. No matter what type of content you write, GutenMag has your back covered.

GutenMag
GutenMag

9. Tabor

Tabor is another theme made especially for writers and content marketers that is Gutenberg-ready and full of features that will help you grow your audience. The theme fully supports Yoast, Schema, OptinMonster, and other plugins important to content marketing.

Tabor makes sure that there won’t be any bloat in your site as your content grows; thus, the theme is 100% scalable, resource-light, and seamlessly integrates with all the plugins you need for professional content delivery.

Tabor
Tabor

10. Forte

JetPack tiled galleries, amazing video background hero areas, retina-ready, custom CSS with intuitive color-pickers, that’s Forte–another Gutenberg-ready theme for writers created by Rich Tabor. With its Live Customizer, Forte allows you to create a website that reflects your personality. Most of all, it offers top support in case you meet some issues and challenges with regard to the theme in the future.

Forte
Forte

11. York Pro

Whether you are an individual or an agency growing your portfolio, York Pro will help you stand out from the crowd. York Pro will help you create a lightbox gallery with gorgeous pictures that are aesthetically impactful. It has lazy loading so no matter how many images or videos you add, your page will still have lightning fast load time. YorkPro is also equipped with an attention-grabbing footer which enables you to generate more leads and gain more clients.

York Pro
York Pro

12. Contentberg

Content is king, but if you have boring visuals, unsightly fonts, and a chaotic layout, you will be putting valuable content to waste. Contentberg–a WordPress blogging and content marketing theme–saves you from creating atrocious blogs, with its variety of layouts and styles. 

Have complete control of how your article and homepage will look by choosing from the dozens of layouts and post styles. It is also easy to share your content to different social media platforms because of its sticky social buttons. Want to sell your books and other products? No problem because Contentberg has WooCommerce integration as well.

Contentberg
Contentberg

13. Ebigale

Ebigale is a modern WordPress blog theme with classic, grid, list, masonry, and mixed layouts. Those who have used this theme praise its simplicity and flexibility when it comes to customization. Aside from all its features, Ebigale has five-star customer care which allows you to chat real-time with the support staff in case you encounter issues or problems with the theme.

Ebigale
Ebigale

Create Your Content With Gutenberg Blocks

The Gutenberg editor allows users to build layouts and arrange content using “blocks”. Blocks can be text-based, contain media, images, code highlighters, forms. And they’re all movable and flexible as needed.

Take a look the promo video from WordPress to get a solid idea of designing with blocks:

And if you’re not ready to make the leap just yet, you can update to the latest WordPress and continue using the classic editor with WordPress’ Classic Editor plugin.

Either way, the amazing themes listed here above will surely help enhance your creativity whether you are writing your blog, creating your portfolio, or setting up your e-commerce store. And since all of them are Gutenberg-ready, customizing your site to fit your brand and personality becomes much easier and more seamless. Take a look at more Gutenberg-optimized themes on Themeforest today.

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