Poe: A Bold New Portfolio Theme with 30+ Block Patterns and 10 Style Variations

Poe: A Bold New Portfolio Theme with 30+ Block Patterns and 10 Style Variations

Posted by WP Tavern on July 19, 2022 at 3:09 pm
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The WordPress Themes Directory is sitting at 99 block themes today and will soon cross a major milestone. This momentum has been driven in part by independent designers like Brian Gardner, Anders Norén, and Rich Tabor, to name a few, who have fully embraced the new era of block themes and are leading the way with a seemingly never-ending supply of inspiration. Fresh on the heels of remaking his Davis theme to support full-site editing, Anders Norén has released another free WordPress theme with an opinionated, bold vibe, designed for portfolios and blogs. Poe, named for American writer and poet Edgar Allen Poe, features bright color combinations and a chunky layout. Poe uses Davis Blocks as its foundation and Norén plans to continue using it as a starting point for future themes, as the theme is lightweight and doesn’t include any patterns. “The new Full Site Editing features in WordPress allow block themes to be really small, and really fast,” Norén said. “Poe is no exception. It includes no JavaScript and less than 450 lines of CSS.” Poe boasts a large collection of more than 30 patterns that users can mix and match when building layouts. These include unique designs…

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