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Material Design for WordPress

Description

The official Material Design plugin for WordPress. Customize your site’s navigation, colors, typography, and shapes, use Material Components, and choose from over 1,000 Google Fonts and Material Design icons. From the team behind Google’s open-source design system.

It’s easy to get up and running with Material Design for WordPress:

Install Material Theme & examples

The theme applies Material Design principles and Material Theming to your site, so you can customize its style. Example layouts include pages for home, about, projects, blog, and contact.

Customize your Theme

Set up and preview your global theme styles within the customizer. Choose colors, typography, shapes, and icons to express your unique style.

Build with Material Blocks

Add Material Components like buttons and cards, and create layouts for things like image-heavy pages or styled contact forms. Customize the look of your blocks by adjusting global theme styles, or setting the style of a single component in the block editor.

Apply your Theme

Implement your colors, shapes, and typography for built-in WordPress elements like your site’s header and footer.

Contributors

Material Design is a design system created by Google and backed by open-source code that helps teams build high-quality digital experiences.

Screenshots

  • Start from our existing styles and use Material Theming to create a custom look and feel. (Baseline)
  • Start from our existing styles and use Material Theming to create a custom look and feel. (Crane)
  • Start from our existing styles and use Material Theming to create a custom look and feel. (Fortnightly)
  • Start from our existing styles and use Material Theming to create a custom look and feel. (Blossom)
  • Choose from more than 1,000 typefaces in Google Fonts to set your headline and body styles.
  • Material Icons are included with this plugin. Choose from Filled, Sharp, Rounded, Outlined, or Two-Tone styles.
  • Add Material Components like buttons and cards, and create layouts for things like image-heavy pages or styled contact forms.
  • Choose colors, typography, shapes, and icons to express your unique style.

Blocks

This plugin provides 8 blocks.

  • Material Image Card for Query loop Material image card for query loop block
  • Material Card for Query loop Material card for query loop block
  • Material Design for WordPress
  • Next Page Displays the next posts page link.
  • Last Page Displays the last posts page link.
  • Previous Page Displays the previous posts page link.
  • Material Pagination Displays a paginated navigation to next/previous set of posts, when applicable.
  • First Page Displays the first posts page link.

Installation

  1. Upload the folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

FAQ

Don’t see an answer to your question? Please search the support forum to see if it has already been discussed. Otherwise, please open a new support topic.

Reviews

23 June 2023
Using the buttons in the Gutenberg editor caused problems. The preview keeps breaking. The cards are basically unusable, because they only allow very basic text without any formatting. They show the markup for any html you try to use to add an image or headline or bold… Cards look ok in the editor, but not on the front end. I tried the theme as well, but not any better. I gave up there. I was really excited to use these, but had to uninstall.
17 August 2022
If you want to design a website that looks and functions like an APP this is it. BONUS > > Google Stories is programmed perfectly if you add the plug in. Material properly creates professional looking PREVIEWS for facebook twitter pinterest etc. Thanks to people like Steve Jobs that founded the concept of LIMITED options and simple clean design, you can’t lose with this template. The navigation is intuitive and clean. Also it’s fast which is the best thing for search…
16 July 2021
what is Review look like? I use that, but it don’t have any different style in there website, just look the rounded in there.don’t have shaow apperance in there.
15 June 2021
i was waiting for this long time. i love material design . thanks please bring new features as soon as possible
1 June 2021
This plugin is great! Thanks for making it available. Makes utilizing MDC super easy! I think the low marks are reflective of people that don’t know or understand the Material Design concept. Great work!
22 February 2021
Like so many SaaS businessess, my company markets a web application that has been developed in ReactJS with Material-UI. However, our marketing-oriented website is a WordPress site where the marketing people are capable of editing content and posting stuff. The problem is: how do you maintain a coherent user experience across both channels? Now, thanks to this template, it’s not just possible, but also easy. I’m working with the beta release and it’s already awesome – I’m really looking forward to future versions.
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Contributors and Developers

“Material Design for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Change Log

For the plugin’s changelog, please see the Releases page on GitHub.