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

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

Posted by WP Tavern on September 16, 2022 at 4:11 pm
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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, a character in Stephen King’s The Dark Half. The new theme features the same Albert Sans typeface used in Björk, his previous release, supported by STIX Two Text in text content. Beaumont was inspired by the design he is using on his personal website, which Norén said people have requested he make into a theme. It has that faded paper look that instantly puts the focus on text content. The demo of the single post template has an elegant design with drop caps, pullquotes, a custom “Preamble with a separator” pattern, and a minimal previous/next post navigation at the bottom. The spacing and typography are exquisite in this theme and lend themselves to a bit more of a formal presentation for longform content. Beaumont comes with nine block patterns, which writers will enjoy, as most of them are dedicated to text presentation. The patterns include a…

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