Google launches Material Design theme for WordPress

Google has been working together with WordPress and also on his own in different projects such as AMP and the plugin Google Site Kit, to name a few, in what is the most widely used content management system (CMS) on the web with the 40% of websites.

Google’s latest project in WordPress it simply comes from the hand of an experiment through a highly customizable theme, which includes its Material Design philosophy. The subject is called Material Design.

Google Material Design Theme WordPress
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In the announcement, Google’s Material Design Product Manager Jonathan Bingham comments that “Material Design provides principles, icons, and guidelines for creating web experiences that can also be applied to WordPress sites. That’s why we introduced Material Design for WordPress, an experimental plugin and theme that can customize navigation, colors, typography, and shapes, as well as access the full set of Google Fonts and Material Design Icons for WordPress sites.“.

Download and Install the Theme

  1. To obtain the theme, they must follow the following steps
  2. Enter the administration panel in your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Click on Appearance in the sidebar menu and click on Themes
  4. Click Add New.
  5. To look for Material Design.
  6. Click Install Now in the search results.
  7. After installation, click the Activate button.

Of course then they must customize the theme to their liking with the colors, widgets, fonts, navigation bars and other elements.

They can also create layouts for specific pages, including stylish contact forms. This includes buttons with custom text and icon selection from the Google library.

The following video will show you more details of the Material Design theme customization and if you want to go deeper you can see the articles published in the Material Design blog.

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