by Lu Wee Tang
March 26, 2021

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Blocksy theme is one of the freshest Gutenberg-compatible WordPress themes launched recently. It is a multipurpose theme flexible enough to work with just about any industry and for any purpose.

With over 20k downloads in the WordPress repository, it's also one of the few free WordPress themes that has received exclusively 5-star reviews from users 🤯:

Fans love it for its design flexibility, light-weight, and slick looking starter sites. But does it mean Blocksy is perfect for everyone? Is it worth changing out your current WordPress theme, or starting your new project with Blocksy?

In this article, we'll take you on a tour of Blocksy theme's best and worst features, and help you decide if this is the right theme for you.

Blocksy Theme Features: Quick Look

Blocksy is a powerful, speed-optimised Gutenberg-friendly WordPress theme with fresh and attractive designs.

Pros:

  • Header and footer builder
  • Layout options
  • Speed-optimised
  • Gutenberg compatibility
  • E-commerce ready
  • Starter sites
  • Blocksy extensions

Cons:

  • Low number of starter sites
  • No native Gutenberg blocks (yet)

Conclusion:

Blocksy is arguably one of the most feature-rich and beautiful free WordPress themes around. You can use it to easily design a simple website or even an e-commerce website. It works great for both personal and professional websites.

Blocksy Theme Feature Highlights

While there are many features that make Blocksy an awesome free theme, here are some highlights I think you'll find interesting:

Blog layouts

You can choose from a variety of layout options for your blog archive page. Display your blog articles the way you want:

Sidebar options

You can choose from a few sidebar options, picking the one that best matches your website style:

Header builder

You can configure your site's header any way you like thanks to Blocksy's element-based header builder.

Simply drag elements from the side bar to the builder:

Footer builder

Similarly, you can build footers in any configuration you prefer using Blocksy's element-based footer builder.

Again, simply drag elements from the side bar to the builder:

Cart & Checkout pages

If you run an e-commerce store, you'll know that the Cart and Checkout pages are two of the most important pages on your website. However, it's not always easy to style them inside WooCommerce.

Blocksy's Cart and Checkout pages are sleek and clean out of the box. You don't have to spend too much time making them pretty for your customers.

Check them out:

Starter sites

Blocksy's starter sites are probably one of the most gorgeous I've seen. Using the Blocksy companion plugin, you'll be able to import these starter sites and start using them:

Blocksy Pro vs Blocksy Free

While you're getting a lot from the Blocksy free theme, if you want a power up, you might want to consider getting Blocksy Pro. Here's a summary of the extra features you'll be getting and the price:

Extra features

  • Enhanced header builder
  • Header pro elements
  • Advanced menu
  • Enhanced footer builder
  • Footer pro elements
  • Custom sidebars
  • Advanced hooks system
  • Custom fonts

Pricing

  • Costs begin with $49/year for a single site and goes up to $299 for a lifetime unlimited license

Conclusion

Blocksy Pro is a suitable choice for users who want to a lot more customisation options. For just $49/year, Blocksy Pro is reasonably priced given the powerful features baked into the theme.

Conclusion

Blocksy is a multi-purpose theme that's a great fit for both personal and professional sites across various industries. While the free theme gives you a lot of options to tweak your site any way you like, you'll want to jump on the premium Blocksy Pro theme for deeper customisation options.

Regardless of which theme version you go for, you'll be sure to end up with a professional looking site.

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About the author 

Lu Wee Tang

Lu Wee is the founder and writer of Entrepreneur Campfire. She started her journey in e-commerce and SEO after leaving her engineering career behind. Now, she consults small and medium businesses in Malaysia and Singapore on how to digitise and grow their business.

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