I have been eagerly watching the theme announcements while awaiting the introduction of the new default WordPress Twenty Twelve theme. Twenty Twelve, will be a part of the next major WordPress release, version 3.4. Primary development of 3.4 will likely begin around the 3rd week of January. Matt Mullenweg will be overseeing a theme designer (via Lance) to ensure a theme that is “kind of different from before, generally palatable, and that Matt likes” will become the Twenty Twelve default theme for WordPress. Jane Wells highlighted a few areas that see in the new default theme.
- single post/permalink view with post formats is needed
- variable height header image
- mobile version
- default to static front page (will need a function in core to auto-choose)
- editor styles the same as front end.
- avoid clever things that aren’t super-useful (like ephemera widget)
- start with 2011 as base for code (or 2010, which has gotten more updates and had more eyes on it)
- no featured image in header
- by default – no header image
I’m looking for a responsive width theme. I strongly prefer minimalist simple, clean themes. I’d love to have a theme with the options of (1) no header display and (2) the ability to vary the height of the header. I also want single post/permalink view with post formats. The ability to change the font color of links is also a feature I want.
How about you, readers? What do you think of the highlighted features above? Are you looking for any special features in the new Twenty Twelve theme? If so, which ones are they?
- Twenty Eleven theme – sidebar on iPad/mobile device ” WordPress.com Forums (onecoolsite.wordpress.com)