Twenty Twenty-Three: A New Kind of Default Theme

Starting discussion about Twenty Twenty-Three default theme, WordPress design contributor Channing Ritter proposed to have a new kind of default theme for 2023. The idea is to use a simplified version of TT2 theme as base (blank canvas) theme and modify its look with curated opinionated styles variation contributed by the WordPress community.

Style variations, which were released with WordPress 6.0, are predefined look & feel options that give users a way to drastically alter the appearance of their site without changing their theme. Default themes have always been used as a way to showcase the latest and greatest in editor capabilities, so focusing on style variations for the Twenty Twenty-Three theme seems like a nice way to continue that tradition.

Channing Ritter

Gutenberg v11.9 Release and Coming WordPress 5.9

The latest release of Gutenberg plugin v11.9.0 to be included with WordPress 5.9 release in December comes with much scaled down full site editing (FSE) features that were available for theme developers until the previous v11.8.2 release. Indeed this is much different experience for the theme development with FSE features. Reviewing Gutenberg 11.9, Justin Tadlock of WP Tavern writes […]

Twenty Twenty-two WordPress Default Theme Announced

A new WordPress default theme Twenty Twenty-two development that is expected released with WordPress 5.9 was announced yesterday. It’s development is lead by Automattic theme team members — Kjell Reigstad, design director and Jeff Ong, creative technologist. The announcement has received positive feedback on Twitter and as well as in the comments of the announcement.