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Anders Norén's Chaplin theme, likely the first and only genuinely Gutenberg ready theme for WordPress
Anders Norén’s Chaplin theme, likely the first and only genuinely Gutenberg
ready theme for WordPress

Anders Norén has released Chaplin, his 20th free WordPress theme, designed specifically for use with the block editor. Chaplin could be loosely described as an agency or business style theme but the capabilities of the block editor enable users to create advanced page layouts that would suit many different types of websites.

Sarah Gooding

Besides delivering some of the most lovely designed, no-nonsense, free WordPress themes with a nice twist of ligne claire((Ligne claire (French for “clear line”) is a style of drawing created and pioneered by Hergé, the Belgian creator of The Adventures of Tintin.)) and objectivity for users, the real question is how much of a good idea of the end result you get with Chapling when creating content.

Looking good thus far, a couple tweaks might still be needed and Norén has updated Chaplin twice since I started working with it. The good sir has also updated his other themes of which I use Davis, Fukasawa and Koji for client and friend projects.

Matt Medeiros, owner of the PluginTut WordPress tutorials channel on YouTube, on Chaplin.

This is great. I much enjoyed watching Medeiros video how he copes with issues, since I pretty much shared his experience fumbling with some of my work in progress.