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Twenty Ten: what is the future of this theme

  • When WP 3.0 came out everyone was excited about new default theme and I as many other WP developers started to use 2010 as mini framework for the child theme development of new projects. There is very big advantage to use default theme as a parent theme, because you always know that it will be updated frequently, introducing all the latest and greatest WP features and it will be always fast and secure.

    But, nobody ever suspected, that 2010 will be default theme for such a short time 🙁

    Questions to WP devs:

    1. Will you continue to support TwentyTen at the same or similar level as Twenty Eleven?

    2. Will you introduce new features and tweaks to TwentyTen, like the once Twenty Eleven got introduced?

    3. It was nice, that Matt Thomas was dedicated to dev. of this team. Is he still working on it? Or perhaps other people will inherit this theme?

    I think it would be nice if WP team would value all the time investment of WP developers and would continue to support Twenty Ten at least as Semi-Default theme 🙂

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  • Any word from WP officials? :/

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    I’ll try and get someone in to answer this for you.

    Thanks, esmi!

    I would not worry it looks like this will be the process going forward!

    you’ll also appreciate the fully HTML5 new Twenty Eleven theme, fulfilling our plan to replace the default theme every year

    The theme will work for a good while, until a WP or PHP function is deprecated!

    Using child themes it should be easy to transfer to Twenty Eleven theme!

    David

    So far the 2011 theme does nothing for me at all..
    If wp isn’t planning on upgrading 2010 why is it still included in the 3.2 update?

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    I did ask earlier today for an official comment on the future of Twenty Ten but I haven’t heard back yet. Keep an eye on this thread a while longer…

    And what if any changes did they make to TwentyTen for the 3.2 upgrade?
    Is it identical to the twentyten in 3.1.4? Please ask them that as well

    ~thanks

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    No changes were made to Twenty Ten for 3.2 as far as I know.

    There were only few minor tweaks, that’s all.

    I think Twenty Ten is much more capable being a universal micro framework than Twenty Eleven, which looks and feels more like a theme for blog.

    And it would not be too difficult for the WP team bring new things (like HTML5, random header or Showcase page) to Twenty Ten and make everyone happy again 😉

    Chip Bennett

    @chipbennett

    Theme Review Admin

    But, nobody ever suspected, that 2010 will be default theme for such a short time 🙁

    Not true. It was announced at the time that Twenty Ten first appeared, that the plan and intent were to provide a new default Theme every year. Thus, the timeframe for Twenty Ten as the default Theme has never been a secret.

    And it would not be too difficult for the WP team bring new things (like HTML5, random header or Showcase page) to Twenty Ten and make everyone happy again 😉

    Patches are always welcome.

    By the way: “random header” is a core feature, not limited by Theme, as far as I know.

    you’ll also appreciate the fully HTML5 new Twenty Eleven theme, fulfilling our plan to replace the default theme every year

    If that’s a future strategy of WP I do not think that it is a good one.

    That will force developers to go offshore in terms of selecting starting theme or framework.

    The proper strategy would be to have one flexible theme that would be updated each year with all the features, o perhaps a set of several themes that will suit different scenarios, like 2010 for CMS purposes and 2011 for blog development.

    Chip Bennett

    @chipbennett

    Theme Review Admin

    That will force developers to go offshore in terms of selecting starting theme or framework.

    The proper strategy would be to have one flexible theme that would be updated each year with all the features, o perhaps a set of several themes that will suit different scenarios, like 2010 for CMS purposes and 2011 for blog development.

    You’re misconstruing the primary purpose of the default Theme. It is intended to be usable, to be best practice, to highlight the best WordPress features, and to provide example code.

    Although it can be used as a solid Template for Child Themes, the default Theme is not intended to be a long-term development base or “framework”.

    Although it can be used as a solid Template for Child Themes, the default Theme is not intended to be a long-term development base or “framework”.

    Despite the fact that the primary purpose of the Default theme might be simpler, I suspect that in the real world many developers are doing what I’m doing – using the Default theme as starting point and micro framework.

    Chip Bennett

    @chipbennett

    Theme Review Admin

    Despite the fact that the primary purpose of the Default theme might be simpler, I suspect that in the real world many developers are doing what I’m doing – using the Default theme as starting point and micro framework.

    You’re certainly welcome to do that; just ensure that you understand the consequences of that decision – namely, that you’ll have to change your development base yearly, or else, fork and maintain your chosen base Theme.

    But nothing would go wrong if WP would change its plans giving a helping hand and putting more stability for semi-pro WP developers 😉

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