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WordPress' Twenty Fifteen Default Theme (10 posts)

  1. abe_charles
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Let me start by saying that I have been using wordpress.com since 2008 and I started using wordpress.org since early 2011 and I've loved it. I now am at a paid host.

    But most importantly I think the default "Twenty Fourteen" theme is the best wordpress theme ever made and initially I didn't like it until last New Year's Eve. It's just right. Not too fancy and not underdone. The only issue I have is that I have to set featured images to use my ShowBiz Pro plugin which I hate because when I set featured images it covers the top of the post on the main page.

    However I use excerpts plugins which look great on it. I hope Twenty Fifteen's theme from wordpress, if there is one, looks and feels just right. The last great theme wordpress put out was Twenty Eleven. Twenty Twelve was lame and Twenty Thirteen was just plain ugly. I never want poor themes like those again. They sucked big time!!!

    I hope we'll have a Twenty Fifteen theme and I hope it is just as impressive, if not more, than Twenty Fourteen. I have fallen in love with Twenty Fourteen and I now use it on two of my wordpress blogs. Trust me, I highly recommend this theme and I hope Twenty Fifteen will be awesome like Twenty Fourteen. It's the reason why I get up each day to blog. It's awesome.

    My fellow Jamaicans are also praising this theme. Glad it;s available on wordpress.com and .org . It's well needed and well deserved. Please wordpress, don't screw up the Twenty Fifteen default theme. Build on the momentum but don't rush it. If anyone wants to see my wordpress blogs let me know. I am trying to promote and build a fan base. Blessed!!!

  2. We will have a Twenty Fifteen! No idea what it will look like yet, but I suspect development is going to start soon :)

  3. abe_charles
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    I don't know what I want Twenty Fifteen's default theme to look like but I hope it's nothing like the default Twenty Thirteen theme which is ugly and deplorable. Just make sure 2015's theme looks and function great with ability have excerpts and featured images and a great layout and interface. Just make it awesome!

  4. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Maybe it will be made to satisfice a larger audience rather than be really awesome, like all the other default themes.

  5. chrishoward
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    TwentyEleven was the best theme WP has done. It had a great balance between usability, genericness, minimalism, and being ready to go. And it looked good. It was well equally usable by both newbies and developers.

    Although, as a developer, TwentyTwelve was best for me because it had no clutter or wild formatting, but it was awful for newbies who just wanted to get their website up and running and looking pretty. I still use it in development.

    And then came the antithesis in TwentyThirteen. TwentyThirteen andTwentyFourteen weren't generic enough. (They had some whacky layout methods and formatting too that were a pain to work with).

    TwentyThirteen was WP's experimental uni-student phase; TwentyFourteen was its "first job, trying to impress the boss" phase.

    So, hopefully TwentyFifteen will be like TwentyEleven but styled for 2015. Clean, elegant, usable, flexible and generic.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 months ago #

    TwentyThirteen was WP's experimental uni-student phase; TwentyFourteen was its "first job, trying to impress the boss" phase.

    Now I've seen other comments to the effect that Twenty Ten, Eleven and Twelve were rather boring and Twenty Thirteen was a welcome colourful change. Just goes to show that you can't please everyone. :-)

  7. chrishoward
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    you can't please everyone

    That is a key point and one that WP - and any developer - needs to respect for their own sake, to keep them aligned with their mission.

    I think T13 and T14 were trying to please specific groups of users. It wouldn't surprise if those two had a much less usage rate than T11. T13 and T14 were more challenging to build upon, because they were already taken a long way in a specific direction.

    There are so many great stylized themes for WP, it doesn't need to, nor should, compete.

    WP is a platform to build upon, I think its built-in theme should be too.

    That said, I would like it to have much more customization options so newbies can DIY without having to write a child theme. T14, for example, would have benefitted greatly from multiple colour schemes, instead of just green and black. Or where it provided the option to change colours - have a lot more than just site title and body background.

  8. WP Sites - Brad Dalton
    Member
    Posted 1 week ago #

    Is it possible to contribute to the Twenty Fifteen default theme?

  9. Sure, though we haven't started yet.

    Keep tabs on https://make.wordpress.org/core/ and it should pop up soon after we're done with 4.0

  10. abe_charles
    Member
    Posted 1 week ago #

    Okay so as soon as WordPress 4.0 is complete Twenty Fifteen should be out? Cool! I hope it's not lame like Twenty Twelve which was just a white page or Twenty Thirteen which was awful. Twenty Fourteen is the best WordPress theme ever made and I hope Twenty Fifteen does better and takes it up a notch but without ugly colours or a silly interface. Don't be another Microsoft and screw up Twenty Fifteen after Twenty Fourteen like Microsoft did with Windows 8 after Windows 7! That would tick me and a lot of other WordPress users off. Hopefully we can get Twenty Fifteen by mid-September, is that possible WordPress?

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