15+ Best Gutenberg-Compatible Themes

Everybody is getting ready for the day Gutenberg arrives as the default editor in the WordPress core. Developers are either busy adding new functionality to their themes (and plugins) or engaged in building completely new Gutenberg-compatible themes from scratch.

Most people are at least skeptical about switching to this forthcoming editor, but we all need to embrace the change sooner or later. 🙂 So … why not prepare beforehand, so it doesn’t hit you hard when it’s out?

I mean, if you plan to launch a website now, you might want to not ignore the (tiny) Gutenberg detail. Getting a Gutenberg-compatible theme will spare you from potential issues that can intervene along the way.

What you’ll see next is a list of the best Gutenberg-compatible themes in the market right now. These themes can be used for multiple purposes – ranging from blogging, music, photography to e-commerce, business, and consultancy.

Best Gutenberg-compatible themes

1. Hestia Lite

Hestia Lite viewHestia Lite on mobile
  • Free.
  • Material design style.
  • Compatible with any page builder.
  • WooCommerce ready.
  • Two blog layouts.
  • Three different demos.
  • Three header options.

2. Melody

Melody viewMelody on mobile
  • Optimized for mobile.
  • Multiple homepage layouts.
  • Visual Composer ready.
  • WooCommerce ready.
  • GDPR ready via GDPR Framework.
  • Shortcode builder.
  • Translation options.

3. Block Lite

Block Lite viewBlock Lite on mobile
  • Free.
  • Parallax scrolling.
  • Multiple shortcodes.
  • Default and full-width templates.
  • Custom widgets.
  • Minimalist design.
  • Built for blogs and photoblogging.

4. Higgs

Higgs viewHiggs on mobile
  • Modular| widgetized layout.
  • Built for bloggers and photographers.
  • Side drawer with optional background image.
  • Portfolio section (requires Jetpack).
  • Various page elements.
  • Modern| minimalist design.
  • Built-in gallery slider.

5. Atomic Blocks

Atomic Blocks viewAtomic Blocks on mobile
  • Free.
  • Built for bloggers and photographers.
  • Layout created on blocks.
  • Optimized for all devices.
  • Modern and minimalist.
  • Customization options.
  • Translation ready.

6. Myth

Myth viewMyth on mobile
  • Grid layouts.
  • Storytelling-friendly design.
  • Photo-friendly layouts.
  • Elegant typography.
  • Parallax featured images.
  • Ambient video instead of featured images.
  • Typekit and Google Fonts support.

7. Narratium

Narratium viewNarratium on mobile
  • Built for writers and bloggers.
  • Interchangeable templates.
  • Responsive and mobile friendly.
  • Color schemes to choose from.
  • Upright header.
  • Elegant page transitions.
  • Storytelling-ready features.

8. Music

Music viewMusic on mobile
  • Cover image blocks.
  • Block and editor styles.
  • Minimalist| colorful design.
  • Catchy| elegant typography.
  • Built for musicians and bands.
  • Media-rich layouts.
  • Wide and full-width alignments.

9. Tabor

Tabor viewTabor on mobile
  • Minimalist| simple layouts.
  • Built for bloggers and writers.
  • Schema Markup ready.
  • Good readability.
  • Optimized for SEO and speed.
  • WYSIWYG WordPress writing experience.
  • Built-in inline OptinMonster opt-in styling.

10. Ultra

Ultra viewUltra on mobile
  • 12 demos for different purposes.
  • 60 pre-designed layouts.
  • Slideshow-like scrolling (horizontal and vertical).
  • Animated colors.
  • WooCommerce and translation ready.
  • Portfolio section.
  • Preset colors and image filters.

11. PJ

PJ viewPJ on mobile
  • Built for business advisors| mentors| consultants| lawyers.
  • WooCommerce and Visual Composer compatibility.
  • Pre-built pages and layouts.
  • Fully responsive and Retina ready.
  • Flexible colors.
  • Various shortcodes.
  • Events section via the Event Calendar plugin.

12. Cryptronick

Cryptronick viewCryptronick on mobile
  • Five different demos.
  • Multiple blog styles and layouts.
  • Advanced animated charts.
  • WooCommerce compatibility.
  • Responsive and Retina ready.
  • Powerful header builder.
  • Advanced shortcodes.

13. Parallax

Parallax viewParallax on mobile
  • Drag-and-drop page builder.
  • 60+ pre-designed layouts.
  • 11 header/page styles.
  • Responsive and Retina ready.
  • Portfolio post type.
  • Infinite scroll.
  • Single or multi-page design.

14. AlphaColor

AlphaColor viewAlphaColor on mobile
  • Fully responsive and Retina ready.
  • Unique shortcodes.
  • Fully compatible with WooCommerce.
  • Drag-and-drop page builder.
  • Parallax backgrounds.
  • Flexible colors and typography.
  • Pre-made layouts.

15. Drone Media

Drone Media viewDrone Media on mobile
  • Built for aerial photography and videography.
  • Fully responsive and editable.
  • Drag-and-drop page builder.
  • Multi-layout pages.
  • Parallax backgrounds.
  • Multiple shortcodes.
  • Overlay design.