Short intro into WordPress Block theme

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What is a WordPress Block theme?

I use the GreenShift theme as my theme of choice. The GreenShift theme is a block theme. A block theme uses a set of templates that only uses Gutenburg blocks. This will go beyond the content of the post. When you use a block theme, your pages, archives, search pages, headers, footers, and sidebars, all exist out of Gutenburg blocks.

Take this page, for example. It’s customizable. I can put any block anywhere I want without any creative restrictions.

A block theme is a WordPress theme with templates entirely composed of blocks so that in addition to the post content of the different post types (pages, posts, …), the block editor can also be used to edit all areas of the site: headers, footers, sidebars, etc.


What is the difference between a non-block theme and a classic theme?

A non-block theme, or classic theme as it’s referred to, you’re limited with the options available to you provided by the theme maker. You’ll have limited options on how posts and pages look like. Usually, you have some premade choices from which you can pick one. Gutenberg solves the premade choices by offering patterns that block-theme makers use.

Classic theme

Growing options

Greenshift is not the only block theme out there. There are a lot of options, some even better. I choose Greenshift because I have a lot of good experience with the Greenshift theme and the WPSoul team behind the GreenShift theme. They have a good support team and are also the maker of the REHub theme and Content Egg plugin, which should sound familiar to affiliate marketers.