WordPress Twenty Fifteen

WordPress has announced the development of their new default theme to ship with WordPress, called Twenty Fifteen.

The new default theme will be released around December time, which is the usual time for the default theme release, and follows last year’s theme Twenty Fourteen.

I’m a big fan of this theme. It looks like a blog, it’s clean, it’s responsive, but still allows you to put your own stamp on it with theme customisations.

Twenty Fifteen is a clean, blog-focused theme designed through simplicity. With careful attention to typography, the theme treats text as a major part of the user interface. It features Google’s Noto Serif and Sans – a font family designed to be visually harmonious across many of the world’s languages, and a perfect fit for the internationalization strides being made in WordPress core.

The theme is also designed to maximize the impact of core’s customization tools – Custom Headers and Custom Backgrounds. These tools will allow any Twenty Fifteen blog to be easily personalized.

Last but definitely not least, Twenty Fifteen uses a mobile first approach in its design, remaining attractive and focusing on an optimal browsing experience across a wide array of devices from mobile to widescreen desktops.

All of these things come together to present content cleanly for any of Twenty Fifteen’s users – a simple default theme.

—Takashi Irie

Check out the blog post on the WordPress core blog for screenshots and more information.