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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…

The Correct Size for a WordPress Theme Screenshot is 880×660

I see misinformation on this far too often.

The WordPress screenshot is shown at 387×290.  But, the recommended size is 880×660.  This information is freely available on the WordPress Codex.

Why 880×660?  Because certain devices have high pixel density displays (HiDPI) which, in a nutshell, will show more pixels in the same space to provide a crisper image.  By making your WordPress theme screenshot 880×660 you are allowing for these high pixel density displays.