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Twenty Thirteen

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Not really a fan
By , for WP 4.2.2

I've changed the Theme since I didn't like the result. It's kind of plain.

Tricky theme for developers
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Twenty Thirteen is not a simple theme to work with if you are planning to use it as a base for customization with child themes.

Main issues to me, so far:

  1. Header image
  2. Header image is set to a fixed size, it gets chopped off for mobile devices. To get around this you'll need to re-write the custom header function and its styles.

  3. Main navigation menu
  4. Default theme style for main nav uses display:block-inline for ul li elements, creating gaps between them. You'll have to optimize the html render, deleting whitespaces and breaks to eliminate the gaps. Check the Output Otimizer plugin, it does the trick.

  5. Footer widget area
  6. Masonry sets a fixed width for footer widgets. If you ever want to use more than 4 columns or justify any number of columns for the footer, editing the theme styles won't do it. Another instance where you'll have to cut through scarce documentation and obscurity to edit simple CSS.
    support thread on the masonry js script for footer widgets

Twenty Thirteen's wireframe is a very nice, well thought and clear layout of the html boxes, but looks can be deceiving. A no-brainer theme to be used as default, but a heck of a challenge for customization.

By , for WP 3.6.1

It's OK, but I don't like the color.

only the color impressed me
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only the color impressed me, not like it.

The overview layout is not well organized

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.

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.


Sidebar Flows Below Footer in WordPress Twenty Thirteen Theme (WP 3.6)
By , for WP 3.6

Today, I was quite excited to activate the WordPress Twenty Thirteen Theme (WP 3.6), but had to deactivate it immediately because the sidebar flowed below the footer on short pages. This was rather embarrassing.

I hope there's a way out of this flaw, because the Theme promises to be a great improvement on previous themes by WordPress. I reverted back to WordPress Twenty Eleven Theme, which has no such problem.

I just visited the website of one of the reviewers below and found an example of this problem at http://amsyong.com/daftar-isi/

It's a serious flaw.

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