Gutenberg is the new content editor coming to WordPress. It changes the editing experience, which is exciting to some and nerve-racking to others. Given the size of the change (huge), it’s completely understandable.
And while there are themes built to take advantage of the new Gutenberg features, some us are happy with our existing themes or don’t have the time to switch themes.
If you have not been following along the Gutenberg news and updates, it’s a new editor that’s closer to a page builder in functionality, but probably not a full replacement (yet?).
If you create posts with more than just text and an image or two, the prospects are Gutenberg are interesting. If you give it a try, as of August 2018 it is still in beta. That means it’s not feature complete and has bugs that needs to be worked out.
But before it lands, you want to be ready for the change (or you can opt into the classic editor). As part of getting ready, you should know if your theme will work (or break) and how much support it will have for the new features.
WordPress Themes that are compatible with Gutenberg
Quick note: This list is not complete. Just because the theme is not on the list doesn’t mean it is or is not compatible. If you know of a theme that should be added to the list, please let me know.
Genesis and Genesis Child Themes
The Genesis team wrote a FAQ that the most part the Genesis framework is working in Gutenberg. For block level support, it’s expected to be handled in the child themes.
This site runs on a Genesis Child theme from Restored316, and so far it’s holding up fine, especially for the common blocks: headers, paragraphs, and lists. The image block is a little wonky, but they’re wonky in Gutenberg in general.
A few other blocks that are new, such as quotes and code, likely need a little custom CSS code to display better.
What other WordPress Themes are compatible with Gutenberg (or maybe should be called out as incompatible?
Have you tested a theme or seen a note from a theme shop on their Gutenberg compatibility? Let’s keep building the list. You can drop me a note below.