About Eksell

Eksell is a free WordPress theme built for anyone who needs a clean, simple and easy-to-use portfolio or blog.

Eksell displays your posts or projects in a masonry grid, and allows your visitors to filter your content by category directly on the archive page. It supports both regular posts and the Projects post type in the Jetpack plugin.

All of the colors in Eksell can be modified in the Customizer, which makes it easy to give your site a personal touch. You can also set a dark mode color scheme, which gets used by browsers with Dark Mode support, like Safari on iOS and Mac. The typeface in the theme can be changed with the help of most WordPress font plugins, like the Easy Google Fonts plugin.

Eksell is built with the WordPress block editor in mind, and it features extensive block styles and plenty of block patterns that make it easy to create fun layouts. You can find example styles in the Style Guide and in the demo articles, and the full list of features below.

Features in Eksell

Block Editor Support

Eksell is built to make it fun and easy to create advanced layouts in the block editor. The block editor is styled to match the front-end of your site, and multiple block patterns are included with the theme.

Color Settings

All colors in Eksell can be changed in the Customizer, and your changes are reflected in the block editor preview. You can also set a separate dark mode color scheme for devices that support it.

Content Filter

The home page has a content filter that allows your visitors to filter your posts by category. The filter updates the post grid without a hard reload, and supports the Jetpack Portfolio content type as well.

Blank Canvas Template

Eksell includes a Blank Canvas page template which hides all elements except the blocks you add to the page in the block editor. That means that you can create completely custom layouts.

Developer Friendly

Eksell makes extensive use of CSS variables and includes plenty of actions and filters, which makes it easy to modify and extend with child themes and custom CSS.


Eksell also features infinite scroll on archive pages, an optional search overlay, a social menu with icons, custom logo support, and a lightweight construction to ensure short load times.

About the Name

Eksell (pronounced like the spreadsheet software) is named after Swedish graphic designer Olle Eksell (1918-2007). His most famous work is the Mazetti Ögon Cacao logo, which he designed in 1955 and is featured on probably the most popular poster in Sweden.

Eksell is designed and developed by Anders Norén. You can read more about it on my site, and download it for free from WordPress.org. If Eksell is not quite your speed, you can find the rest of my free WordPress themes here.