Twenty Twelve Theme on the Drawing Board


The new default theme for WordPress 3.4, appropriately named Twenty Twelve, is officially on the drawing board.

This year’s theme will be overseen by none other than WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg. The focus is to develop a theme that is “kind of different from before, generally palatable, and that Matt likes.”

Some new things to look forward to include a variable height header image, less “clever things that aren’t super-useful,” and this will be the first default WordPress theme to have no header image by default.

For some odd reason, I have stuck to the default themes ever since Twenty Ten debuted, so I’m really looking forward to seeing what Twenty Twelve has in store for us.




  1. Tom Coburn (67 comments.) says:

    For blind blog owners, its frustrating to find a theme that doesn’t use a default logo that requires a certain size or modifying of the image somehow. I’m great at coding, most of us are, but darned if I know anything about photoshop or paint or whatever image editor people use. Its not like a blind or partially sighted person would know anything about creating web images, and to pay someone to do it requires hundreds of dollars I just don’t have all at once. Most of us are unemployed living on disability its not like we can afford hundreds of dollars for someone to write an image for us, its challenging enough getting around in wordpress much of less having to mess with image manipulation too. I mean if people looking for a theme can’t code their own theme what makes the authors think those same people can manipulate graphics?

  2. Babs Powers (13 comments.) says:

    While I love Twenty Eleven for its responsiveness (currently using Nom Nom with it), I miss all the options that were available with Twenty Ten. If they can combine the two, that would be cool.

  3. Dan Keller (4 comments.) says:

    I am looking forward to the new default theme as well. Remember the old default with the blue header? boy have they really improved. I recently started a couple of new blogs and I am happy to use the default Twenty Eleven on it even though I have access to hundreds of premium themes through various memberships.

  4. Alex (2 comments.) says:

    It’s great they have mobile version for it. Now it is a must. Hope it would be better than Twenty Eleven.

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