Loudness: A New Block Theme from Automattic

Automattic has released a new block theme called Loudness that is available on both WordPress.com and WordPress.org. It’s an artistic and opinionated theme based on the company’s Block Canvas starter theme. Although Loudness’ brief description suggests the theme was created for “music and learning,” the design and custom patterns lend themselves to a variety of different… Continue reading Loudness: A New Block Theme from Automattic

Anders Norén Releases Oaknut, a New Profile Block Theme with 23 Style Variations

Anders Norén, a Swedish designer and prolific WordPress theme developer, has released Oaknut, a new profile block theme reminiscent of services like Linktree and Carrd. The theme is for users who want a simple profile landing page with relevant social and work links, but it could also be easily expanded to capture email addresses for… Continue reading Anders Norén Releases Oaknut, a New Profile Block Theme with 23 Style Variations

Arc FSE: A New Multipurpose Block Theme for WordPress

Olive Themes, a relatively new independent theme shop, has released its third block theme on the WordPress.org directory. Arc FSE is a high contrast, multipurpose theme, designed to enable a broad range of flexibility through support for full-site editing features. The theme features the open source and exceptionally readable Poppins web font in various weights… Continue reading Arc FSE: A New Multipurpose Block Theme for WordPress

UniBlock: A Free Business Block Theme for WordPress

WPZOOM is coming in strong with its first block theme approved for the WordPress Themes Directory. UniBlock is a beautifully designed theme that is well-suited for businesses and freelancers. The company plans to adopt the concept of full-site editing in other WPZOOM themes as well, following the release of UniBlock. UniBlock’s default look is sporting… Continue reading UniBlock: A Free Business Block Theme for WordPress

Raft: A New Multipurpose Block Theme for WordPress

Themeisle, longtime masters of the multipurpose WordPress theme, has launched its first block-based theme with the same trademark style and flexibility of its previous products. The shop currently distributes its Hestia (100K+ installs) and Neve (300K+ installs) themes on WordPress.org, commercializing pro versions with upgrades and support. Raft is the latest addition to the lineup.… Continue reading Raft: A New Multipurpose Block Theme for WordPress

Molten: A Free WordPress Block Theme for Restaurants

Molten is a new block theme from first-time WordPress.org theme author Paul Truong, designed for chefs and restaurateurs to showcase their work. The theme puts the spotlight on food photography offset with bold typography featuring the Playfair Display font for headings and Source Sans Pro for paragraph text. Truong is working on setting up a… Continue reading Molten: A Free WordPress Block Theme for Restaurants

Design Mode: A Free Portfolio Block Theme Designed for Freelancers and Agencies

The count for WordPress block themes has reached 137. It’s a far cry from the 500 block themes WordPress Executive Director Josepha Haden-Chomphosy set as a goal for 2022, but the number is steadily climbing as theme authors find their footing and discover how quickly block themes can be created. Brian Gardner is throwing his… Continue reading Design Mode: A Free Portfolio Block Theme Designed for Freelancers and Agencies

Beaumont: A New WordPress Block Theme with a Focus on Longform Writing

WordPress users looking for a block theme for blogging will have no shortage of options while Anders Norén is on a run with back-to-back theme submissions. Beaumont, his second theme release this month, is another one designed for personal sites and blogs but with an emphasis on longform content. It was named for Thaddeus Beaumont,… Continue reading Beaumont: A New WordPress Block Theme with a Focus on Longform Writing

Anders Norén Releases Björk, a Free WordPress Block Theme for Blogs and Personal Websites

WordPress theme author Anders Norén is at it again with a new minimal block theme for blogs and personal websites. Björk is the 129th block theme to hit the directory and Norén’s 25th free WordPress theme. It follows the release of Poe, a portfolio style theme, less than two months ago. Although Norén said he is a… Continue reading Anders Norén Releases Björk, a Free WordPress Block Theme for Blogs and Personal Websites

Catch Themes Releases Pentatonic: A New Block Theme for Bands and Musicians

Block themes are expanding to include more niches beyond the simple one-column blogging themes, and Catch Themes is one of the companies at the forefront of this new frontier. Pentatonic, the company’s latest release on WordPress.org, is a free theme created for band and musicians. The theme uses core blocks to create sections that showcase… Continue reading Catch Themes Releases Pentatonic: A New Block Theme for Bands and Musicians