Twenty Thirteen, the new default WordPress theme, nice but a concept error • WordPress Help

 twentythirteen 2013 theme wordpress

Yesterday the one that will be the new default theme of WordPress named with great imagination Twenty Thirteen .

Its virtues are many, and it's even pretty, but from my point of view it's a big misconception.

We'll start with the characteristics of what will be new theme for WordPress defect:

  • Directed to blogging that is, inverse chronological format by default
  • Google Web Fonts specifically Source Sans Bitter . It also uses Genericons for scaled theme icons, which are adapted by CSS to any size.
  • Adaptive ( responsive ), which means it adapts to any mobile device
  • Very oriented to the use of input formats each identified with a different color in the " loop ", which extends to the entire width of the design
  • ] Width of a single column which means that there is no default, although you can add one, sidebars or widgets possible in the "sides" of the theme structure, which are restricted to the foot of the subject.
  • Image of header width and height fixed
  • Distinct file templates by input format
  • The searcher and site title remain fixed when making scroll not the image or a cropped version da sa
  • Bonitos file browsing icons

If you see the demo is certainly nice, and very colorful, but we are going with what I consider a concept error

The default themes of WordPress, how we knew them until now, going through the different versions of K2 and up to Twenty Twelve, offer an adaptable base for personalization of minimalist design that each user adapts to their tastes and needs of structure and content .

However, Twenty Thirteen part of a powerful design, very nice yes, but more closed to the use of children themes ]which would require a lot of code (too much) for an adaptation to other, less "cool" uses, like the one offered to us.

And, of course, we will still have Twenty Twelve as the basis for our projects, but then what's the point? has to put 2013 how to theme by defect in the installation? would not it be better to just offer it like so many others in the repository ?, and make an adaptation of Twenty Twelve to incorporate all the news of the new versions. This is simply what I do not understand.

And in the end we are dragging various themes by default, without a natural evolution. And yes, I understand falling in love with the Tumblr concept of the entry formats, a cry of hope before the domination of social networks, but without forgetting that WordPress must be an open concept , especially in its standard installation.

Some time ago we abandoned the " sanbenito " that WordPress is a smaller platform, for bloggers, and this decision of a default theme specifically oriented to bloggers I think an error, concept .

WordPress should be, increasingly, the base platform for simple and powerful publication and management of different types of content (input formats included), leaving aspects how the design, thematic orientation, the visual and content structure to the user, through plugins and themes, and not try an ideological orientation of where you want to go using WordPress, but rather the user who decides what type of project and use to apply it .

At least it is my opinion, yours still has not …

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