New Theme: Twenty Fourteen
For the first time ever, the yearly default theme for WordPress is ready to go before its namesake year begins. Consider it an early holiday gift from the WordPress community to you, a tradition we hope to continue for many years to come.
Say hello to the default theme for 2014, a magazine theme with a sleek, modern, and beautifully crafted responsive design.
Twenty Fourteen is a great fit for content-rich sites because of the ability to easily highlight specific articles on the home page. It balances readability with a powerful use of photography — all in a layout that works on any device.
To feature your very best content, the home page prominently displays your choice of up to six posts in a grid or slider — use this to make sure your very best articles get noticed.
Quickly grab a reader’s attention with your beautiful photos — they are front and center in both the Featured Content area as well as above post titles in normal display.
Make it yours with three widget-ready areas, two special page templates (full-width page to remove the sidebar and a Contributor page to spotlight authors), and two menu locations. An added bonus is a unique “Ephemera” widget to show off your latest videos, music, links, and more.
Twenty Fourteen is full to the brim with lovely design details: from a beautiful, readable Lato typeface, to a fixed header for easy menu access, to distinctive pull quote styles, and more. See everything in action on the demo site and learn more on the Theme Showcase.
Designed by Takashi Irie and built by many passionate people in the WordPress community, Twenty Fourteen is now available in your WordPress.com dashboard at Appearance → Themes. Self-hosted WordPress.org users will have access to the new theme with the official 3.8 software release, coming in December 2013.