Finally the WordPress new default theme has been added to the trunk which everyone will get with WordPress 3.0 as the default theme named TwenyTen. It’s based on the Kirby Theme by Ian Stewart released earlier this year as a proposal for a Default WordPress theme. The theme added to the core is
TwentyTen Theme features
Drop Down Page Menus
The theme features drop down page menus.
6 Widget Areas
It offers two widgetized areas, 2 in Sidebar and 4 footer widgets.
Gallery Posts Styling
Archives, Category and Search Pages show now only excerpts instead of full posts improving the SEO. It has been observed that search’s broken as of now.
HTML 5 Validation
The theme generates Valid HTML 5 code and some things which doesn’t do it already and being fixed up and the final version of this theme will definitely produce completely validated HTML 5 code.
Author Template plus Author Styling beneath each post
Sticky Posts Styling
Much Improved and descriptive Page Titles for various Pages
Page titles are improved with descriptive page titles.
Improved Read More Text
Continue Reading has replaced Read more text to take the user the post page while reading its excerpt or teaser.
Control Excerpt’s Length via Functions.php
Custom code can be used to control the excerpt length via Functions.php file.
Next and Previous Image Links when a gallery image is posted
Image links in the gallery too have browsing links for the next and previous image links.
It uses a custom field for every post which means it can be set per post basis.
Gallery posts are styled too. It is important as WordPress is now largely used as a CMS.
Author Archives will show up the author information and then the posts made by them.
Every post will display the author information section at the end of the post.
Sticky posts are styled by default.
You must have heard of WordPress Foundation too. It also runs the new WordPress 3.0 default theme – TwentyTen.
Do you like the new theme? I certainly did. Have your say!