Gantry 5 Framework


Gantry 5 is a comprehensive set of building blocks to enable the rapid development and realization of a design into a flexible and powerful web platform theme.

Please visit to download a FREE WordPress Gantry 5 default theme which can be used as a base for your own themes!

Gantry 5 is packed full of features created to empower the development of designs into fully functional layouts with the absolute minimum effort and fuss.

Responsive Layout System

Gantry 5 uses the Nucleus grid system, built from scratch using Flexbox and tied in to the Layout Manager to generate classes.

Cross-platform Support

The new responsive Gantry 5 framework is available for WordPress 5.2+, Joomla 3.9+ and Grav 1.7+.

Intuitive YAML-driven Configuration

YAML is a human-readable data serialization, making it easy to create and configure blueprints for back-end configuration options.

Twig Templating

Gantry 5 utilizes Twig and Timber to make creating powerful, dynamic themes quick and easy.

New Administrative Interface

Gantry 5’s administrative interface has been completely rebuilt from the ground up to meet the needs of tomorrow’s developer, today.

Infinitely Customizable

Gantry 5 is the most customizable and powerful version of the framework yet, featuring drag-and-drop customization controlling virtually every aspect of the site’s layout and design.

New Particles System

Gantry 5’s new Particles system makes it easy to create, configure, and manage content blocks. Create new Particles in minutes, adjust their settings at multiple levels from global down to the individual block, and more!

Flexible and Easy Layout Manager

Set up and configure page layouts with Gantry 5’s new Layout Manager. Featuring drag-and-drop functionality that gives you the power to place content blocks, resize them, and configure their unique settings in seconds. Load layout presets or duplicate the layout of another Outline with a click of the mouse, and customize virtually every aspect of the page layout without ever having to touch a text editor.

No Programming Experience Necessary

Adding and moving positions, resizing blocks, and more can be done with drag-and-drop simplicity in the new, powerful Layout Manager. Error pages and other areas of site design are also easily handled in Gantry 5’s administrative interface. You can change almost any aspect of a theme without breaking out a single editor.

Powerful Menu Editor

Change the way your site’s menus look with Gantry 5’s powerful Menu Editor. Quickly insert Particles, rearrange menu items, and add icons in seconds.

New Outline System

Theme overrides are now part of Gantry 5’s Outline system, enabling you to easily create and manage Layouts, Settings, Styles, and more and assign them as needed.


Gantry 5 has built-in support for SCSS and pure CSS.

For video tutorials and documentation please visit official Gantry Framework site.


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

Using WordPress plugin installer :

  1. Go to the Admin Dashboard > Plugins > Add New
  2. From the top list select ‘Upload’
  3. Point the Browse window to the plugin zip package
  4. Activate the plugin in Admin Dashboard > Plugins

Using FTP :

  1. Extract the zip package with the plugin
  2. Upload the plugin directory to the wp-content/plugins/
  3. Activate the plugin in Admin Dashboard > Plugins

Please note that Gantry Framework plugin doesn’t come up with the default theme. In order to download the Gantry Default theme please go to the Gantry Framework site.


What are the requirements of the plugin ?

We try to ensure that any Gantry theme and the Gantry Plugin specifically will work with any modern and secure server environment. The recommended minimum requirements are :

  • WordPress 5.2 or higher
  • PHP 5.6.20+ (7.3+ recommended)

Is there any documentation available ?

Yes of course! And it’s getting better and better with every day! Please visit our Gantry 5 Documentation site to get a better understanding on how Gantry 5 works. If you feel like some parts of documentation could be changed or you want to add something, please feel free to do so, as the whole documentation is placed on GitHub and anyone is free to contribute.

Where are the options of the plugin ?

Gantry 5 plugin is a framework working in the background providing the functionality to the Gantry powered themes, allowing them to control everything per-theme basis. You can download a basic Gantry theme from the official Gantry Framework site.

How can I test it ?

Once you downloaded and installed Gantry 5 plugin, please download also a default theme (that is intended to be used as a basis for building your own themes) from Gantry Framework site.


18 August 2021
I use Gantry on many websites, along with Beaver Builder. It's a great framework that is so flexible and allows me to create totally custom designed websites with built in mobile support.
20 June 2021
I wouldn't use anything but Gantry. I've been using Gantry on WordPress and Joomla for around 10 years. It simply works well and regularly updates the project. It's a little daunting at first, but it's well worth it once you get it. It is very good switching between Mobile and Desktop Versions. The menus work well on both size screens. That is just one great thing about Gantry. You won't be disappointed and you can always upgrade to one of their themes that use Gantry and save yourself a ton of styling work. Gantry, being free from Gantry.Org, that is the place to get it with their free themes if you know nothing about Gantry. Even their Free Themes are great. NEVER download any themes/templates from 3rd party sites unless you want Adware or worse injected into the code. Good luck with your website, especially if you don't use gantry.
15 June 2021
Gantry5 é o melhor framework já criado. Utilizo no WordPress e no JMLA. Todos desenvolvedores deveriam dar uma atenção maior ao framework, pois posso criar templates diferentes pra cada link, cada página, cada post. É ilimitada a possibilidade e totalmente grátis!
19 January 2021
I've been using Gantry with RocketTheme templates on Joomla for years and a couple of years ago I started moving some of my customers to WordPress. Gantry works great on both environments (WordPress & Joomla) and is easy to customize for great looking sites. It is a simple block tool that is very powerful and easy to modify using the UI and RocketTheme's custom template coding. RocketTheme support for their templates and Gantry is also great.
9 June 2018
I have made several websites with the gantry 5 framework and themes from rocket theme. I started building joomla websites about 10 years ago (rockettheme is the top provider of joomla templates) and then have moved to almost exclusively to building wordpress websites. What I like is I get the powerful flexibility to build each page layout as needed (similar to a joomla sites) and the ability to add several different particles (slideshows, accordions, tabs, photo galleries and more) that are included in every theme that uses the gantry 5 framework, so I can keep the installation of wordpress 3rd party plugins to a minimum (allowing the site to be easier to support and more stable).
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Change Log

You can read the full changelog at the Gantry Framework site.