Twenty Seventeen: What’s New With The Default WordPress Theme

Every year WordPress comes out with a new default theme and it gets better every year. If you go back a few years, the default theme was pretty basic. Now you can count on WordPress adding new features to the default theme. This year is no different. It is incrementally better than last year's, for sure.

Our friends over at Elegant Themes have posted an article going over some of the highlights of the Twenty Seventeen theme.

Twenty Seventeen is the new default WordPress theme, recently released with WordPress 4.7. If you haven’t yet looked at the Twenty Seventeen theme then it is about time you did because believe me, you’ll be impressed.

From the point of view of someone who doesn’t generally use free themes, Twenty Seventeen has been a real eye opener. Aimed at businesses, Twenty Seventeen offers a sleek and sophisticated design that has been created to make an impact on customers and clients, and the WordPress community itself.

In this article, we will look at what the Twenty Seventeen theme has to offer in regards to businesses and blogs. We will discuss the key features offered and what can be altered using the new and improved customizer. By the end of this article, you may well be ready to give Twenty Seventeen a try. Or at the very least be better informed about this free WordPress theme.

A Static Home Page

Static Homepage


Twenty Seventeen really stands apart from its predecessors with its business focus. This is reflected in the option of a static front page that offers multiple sections. Perfect for displaying important aspects of a business site.

The static homepage provides four content sections. You can select pages to be featured in each area. This enables you to customize your front page to promote the different pieces of content on your site and display information relevant to your audience’s’ needs.

When using Twenty Seventeen in this way, it’s important to add strong featured images to each page of your website, as the featured images are displayed along with each section of the static home page layout. These large images, combined with the parallax effect Twenty Seventeen features, results in a creative and eye-catching home page design.

The static front page provides a great opportunity for businesses to make a good impression. Professional, stylish and modern, with space for all the key information you may need displayed, the design looks anything but free and basic.

What’s your take on the new Twenty Seventeen theme? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Original authored by Joe Fylan

Major features include: Responsive design, different color schemes & support for two menus.

Don't be afraid to try out the Twenty Seventeen theme on your site. It might just be what the doctor ordered for your needs.

If you are interested in a more full featured theme – check out Divi Theme. It is amazingly flexible and gives you full control of your content.

Curated by Laura Newton

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