Theme Reviews

Twenty Fourteen


72 reviews
Average Rating
4.2 out of 5 stars
By ,

Page text has a large white space to the left of the text pushing content right. With the large black verticle line left and the large verticle white space left it looks very bad. Sorry, but I have come here to see if wordpress is better than a website builder and after spending over 20 hours looking for templates and even trying to modify them with child themes I have come to the conclusion that website builders are much better value and easier to use.

Muy bueno
By ,

Es justo lo que buscaba. Esta muy logrado

It's cool, new and very fast
By , for WP 3.9.1

I don't have a lot to say except I wish the documentation was better. We got 1.1 with no change log.

Great magazine theme at no cost
By , for WP 3.9.1

This theme is just great, i am using it in my blog All Exam Tips. I am using it with all three sidebar and full of widgets and looks cool.
Thanks to wordpress for providing it as free and default theme.

Good for magazines
By , for WP 3.9

In my opinion twenty fourteen theme suits best for magazine-styled blogs or very visual webpages. The vertically-oriented left side bar is not a very user friendly idea in my opinion and some colours should be changed. However it works well if your main content are pictures and not text, as post area is quite narrow.

Great theme
By , for WP 3.9

Easy to use, responsive and free.

Free look like a premium theme!
By , for WP 3.8.1

The theme is designed with minimalistic style in mind and uses great spaces between images and typography for well balanced the content.

Why do the Default WordPress Themes Always Suck?
By , for WP 3.8.1

Why can't the default wordpress themes be simple, basic css structures that all US to customize them.

1. They need to allow css elements to inherit their styles. For example if I set the a link color at the beginning of the css file I shouldn't then have to go through the rest of the css file and change it 20 more times.

2. The default twenty fourteen theme has a black side bar on the left using the :before selector. When using some basic css tools like IE's dev tools that element can't be selected and identified. I've been building web sites for 13+ years.....if it takes me more than 30 seconds to identify an element like that.....its too complicated. I wasted an HOUR trying to figure out where that was hiding.

3. Media query's should work and be kept simple. The twenty fourteen theme has a min-width which doesn't seem to work. I've always seen this as a max-screen width....why the change?

The bottom line. I end up charging clients an extra 5 hours (which is never enough) to build wordpress sites because of these bad themes. Its NOT reusable code. Default themes should be reusable and quickly customizable. I shouldn't have to spend HOURS sorting through them and deleting the vast majority of the settings.

Very nice, responsive theme
By , for WP 3.8.1

Overall a really nice theme, needs just a few tweaks here and there, and you probably want to adjust the colors, so make sure you also get "Fourteen Colors," "Fourteen Extended," and "Twenty Fourteen Enhanced Image Navigation." All of these could really be incorporated into the theme.

Theme is good looking, but css is very flawed.
By , for WP 3.8.1

left sidebar is too wide in firefox
entry-content (post area) is too narrow with too much padding on right
right sidebar is too wide with too much padding on right
The space between the post (entry-content) and the right sidebar is too large

in WebKit, the Left sidebar is 'moved' to the bottom of the page, below everything else and becomes as wide as the viewpoint.

in the css entries are double entered as if someone didn't keep track of what they were doing.

There is more wrong with it, but I have no time for this. I may find some more time latter to 'fix' the css and if I do, I'll let someone know where to get the 'fixed' css...

The general look and color scheme, I like... I spent an hour or more on the css and was unable to get it 'spaced' correctly... So, I went back to my old theme...


p.s., NO, you know what... I can't stand to be beat.. 'fixing' things is what I do... I'll keep it up for now. that way I am reminded to work on it...

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