A Throwback to the Past: Refreshing Old Twenty* WordPress Themes With Block Patterns

A Throwback to the Past: Refreshing Old Twenty* WordPress Themes With Block Patterns

Posted by WP Tavern on June 21, 2021 at 4:14 pm
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What began as a project in August 2020 has now become a reality. All past Twenty* default WordPress themes now have their own unique block patterns. In recent weeks, Twenty Ten through Twenty Fifteen received updates. Designer Mel Choyce-Dwan kick-started tickets for all previous 10 default themes before the WordPress 5.5 release, the first version to support patterns. Twenty Twenty, Twenty Nineteen, Twenty Seventeen, and Twenty Sixteen each made the cut for that update. However, the remaining default themes were left to languish, at least for a few months and WordPress updates. Jumping back over a decade to update past themes might seem extreme, but all of the default themes are still some of the most popular from the directory. Granted, they had the benefit of being installed directly in WordPress. Still, the current number of active installations means they are worth a small refresh: Twenty Fifteen: 100,000+Twenty Fourteen: 100,000+Twenty Thirteen: 70,000+Twenty Twelve: 100,000+Twenty Eleven: 100,000+Twenty Ten: 100,000+ Despite having the lowest installation total, Twenty Thirteen has some of the best pattern designs. The Informational Section and Decorative Gallery patterns stand out the most, but all fit well with the overall theme design. Informational SectionDecorative Gallery Twenty Thirteen is also…

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