University of Illinois WordPress theme updated to version 2.1

The University of Illinois WordPress Theme Team and the Website Implementation Guidelines Group are pleased to announce the release of version 2.1 of the University of Illinois WordPress Theme. This has automatically been applied to sites running on (PIE) and users on cPanel or hosting on their own can update as soon as they like.

Version 2.1 of the University of Illinois WordPress theme introduces three new WordPress Blocks (and a few blocks related to them):

  • The Hero Block
  • The Clickable Card Block (and Clickable Card Deck)
  • The Accordion Block (and Accordion Deck)

The 2.1 release also includes a host of minor bugfixes, many related to harmonizing formatting options made available in the WordPress editor with the new University of Illinois Web Components 2.0 toolkit.css that was added in the 2.0 release of this theme. This release also increases the parity between the page/post display while editing content in the WordPress Block Editor and the final rendered view of the page.

You can get the latest version of the theme at Learn more about this release at To learn more about WIGG, its mission and other projects, visit We would love for you to join the WIGG team. We are looking for developers, of all skill levels, and technical writers. Join the WordPress group today!

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