Twenty Seventeen WordPress Theme [ Demo Out Now ! ]

Twenty Seventeen, the all new look

Last year we talked about Twenty Sixteen Theme Launch, and as a regular practice WordPress team already started working on Twenty Seventeen theme this year and is now ready with its initial version.

You might want to read Why WordPress changes default theme every year.

Is Twenty Seventeen ready?

Not yet, it is still in initial phase and will be the default theme to be bundled with WordPress 4.7 updateMel Choyce, who is a design engineer at Automattic is credited for creating Twenty Seventeen.

Packed with WordPress 4.7 upgrade, this theme will be suitable for any business model or product sellers.

Twenty Seventeen
Twenty Seventeen

This theme will support single page layout having all the components any business will ever need, which include Home page banner followed by the Menu bar then About, Services, Recent News, and Contact section.

Features of Twenty Seventeen:

Some add-on features you’ll get with Twenty Seventeen are ( Source: wordpress.org) :

  • Support from WordPress 4.0 to higher versions.
  • Use of Normalize.css 
  • Genericons Icon Font.
  • A better flow for using a static page as your front page.
  • Visible edit icons in the Customizer, replacing the current hidden shift+click method.
  • Expanding custom header images to include video.
  • Dummy content for live previews
  • License: GPLv2 or later.

Another thing WordPress team is bringing in with Twenty Seventeen will be removal of preprocessors used in the development of themes, instead they’ll be using plain CSS to keep it easier to understand and customize.

Here are some screengrabs of this awesome theme:

If you wish to get involved in development of Twenty Seventeen, then join Slack Channel or else go to Twenty Seventeen GitHub page.

You can also check out official Codex page for Twenty Seventeen for a guide on how to customize this theme.

—[Update]—

Demo for TwentySeventeen WordPress theme is out now and can be  seen HERE

Read : WordPress ‘Twenty’ themes collection

Let us know what you think about this theme in comments section below.

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