Yes, a Block-Based Version of the Kubrick WordPress Theme Exists

Yes, a Block-Based Version of the Kubrick WordPress Theme Exists

Posted by WP Tavern on December 16, 2021 at 4:41 pm
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It is literally the one thing that no one was asking for, but we can all collectively agree it is kind of cool. A block-based version of the old-school Kubrick WordPress theme exists. Gutenberg lead Matías Ventura tweeted a quick video of it in action yesterday. Fellow Automattic engineer Riad Benguella had put the theme together. Wait, what? (I had no part in this, all credit goes to @riadbenguella.) pic.twitter.com/2WF8HShvSa— Matías Ventura (@matias_ventura) December 15, 2021 I am always on the lookout for those nostalgic plugins and themes that harken back to my early days on the web, the early-to-mid 2000s, the golden age of blogging. And, there is nothing that embodies that more than Kubrick, WordPress’s second default theme. It was literally named “Default” and represented the platform for over half a decade. Even today, Kubrick/Default still has over 10,000 active installs. I wonder whether it is running on now-defunct sites or if the number represents still-active bloggers. The theme was the face of WordPress during its rise to dominance as a CMS. Theme authors owe more credit to it than any others. It was copied, forked, repackaged, and redistributed more times than most of us will likely ever…

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