Theme Reviews

Twenty Thirteen


51 reviews
Average Rating
4.1 out of 5 stars
Adore the style typography and design
By , for WP 3.6

I adore the typography and it's responsive design and how it bring the default WordPress theme back to blogging. I really like it…

But I always liked my titles above the post content so I created a child theme called r2d2. Which is available for you to download in the WordPress Theme Directory.

Ilove the header
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Asthetically I liked the Thirteen till I wanted a site's RSS,and an Image of 160 x 223, that all that was in the sidebar. I thought at first the Image being top was pushing it down but I removed it and its still the same.

I love the Twentythirteen, but it needs sorting out in the sidebar, it drops down to the footer.

Other default themes I can have half dozen widgets without the sidebar dropping.

At the moment I am horrified to find my RSS link from another site has dropped to the footer and I only asked for five posts from the RSS as I always do.

I tried reducing the widget font but it makes no difference, I edited the font to "Verdana", still no difference I did that because most people don't have certain fonts on their systems thats in the style sheet..

I don't know what to do now, what theme.

Worst Theme yet
By , for WP 3.6

Just try customizing the header and you'll see VERY fast that whoever put this theme together spent about 5 minutes and didn't had no skill to take advantage of real progress that other authors have used!

Go back to twenty-eleven and use that... it's only gotten worse since then!

No Sidebar no toggle sub menus..
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It lacks the ability to choose different places for the sidebar.

This might have been intentional as perhaps the people that designed it only use Smartphones and didn't see it necessary to create a responsive theme.

If they had followed their intent to design only for Smartphones a submenu hide and show would have been good. I know not hard to add.

For Smartphones and smaller tablets this theme is excellent, thank developers for all your efforts, I really appreciate the work.


By , for WP 3.6

I don't like this theme at all!

Just could not customise it.
By , for WP 3.6

I might be slow and the fact is I am not a programmer.

However having used WordPress for so long, the single most feature of customising the theme seems to be out of the window. This was disappointing.

I will give it a few more months to see if it improves. In the meantime, I am reverting to Twenty Twelve. This is for the first time in my relation with WordPress that I am so grossly disappointed.

A near perfect personal playground.
By , for WP 3.6

Pottering WordPress themes for years now I have started fumbling around with child themes. And this Twenty Thirteen really surprised me. What an awesome starting point to explore.
Like always I am overdoing everything to the point of being merely idiotic instead of delicate. So as a personal playground it will probably not last very long.
Seriously: this really feels like a breath of fresh air. Though I wonder if it will serve its purpose as a default theme.
But this is true: it looks great (cool) on any device.

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Very good starting point for the child themes. Really loved it.

Too Clever
By , for WP 3.6

Twenty Thirteen is a very clever theme. Clever in the aspect that the to make the changes I want, such as a category page that shows a thumbnail image of the featured image on the left side and an excerpt of the post has as of this review not been completed. Those who created the theme got clever. Which means spending countless hours figuring out just what changes in the child theme has to be done to get the changes I want.

I've made some changes, but my goal was content. Not fixing another theme because the creators of it decided to get clever. It's annoying. It's like they didn't want changes to be made which defeats the whole purpose of WordPress.

Best WordPress default theme ever!
By , for WP 3.6

This is seriously an awesome theme! Great starting off point. I love it! I did notice one thing though, which is a concern. When creating a child theme, something is seriously wrong with the footer.

JS function arranges footer widgets vertically. Calling this is actually causing my footer in child theme to not float properly.

It does not allow the four evenly spaced widgets in the child theme's footer. You'll see that when you go to add the fourth widget, it'll go underneath the other three and look way off.

I've added no custom css or modified the child theme in any way, just a blank child theme of twentythirteen. So something is off in the JS somewhere

Could someone please take a peek at that? :) I love this new theme, it's by far the best WP default theme ever!

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