Chapter 1

Examining the Default Theme: Twenty Nineteen

IN THIS CHAPTER

Check Discovering Twenty Nineteen’s layout features

Check Tweaking your logo and colors

Check Installing custom navigation menus

Check Exploring widgets on your website

Bundled with the release of WordPress 5.0 in December 2018 is the new default theme, Twenty Nineteen. The goal of the core development team for WordPress is to release a new default theme every year, which is why, with every new installation of WordPress, you find themes called Twenty Fifteen, Twenty Sixteen, and Twenty Seventeen (named to correspond with the year when they were created). Version 5.0 of WordPress was a pretty big release that took more than a year to complete; therefore, WordPress ended up skipping a Twenty Eighteen theme and ended up naming the new default theme Twenty Nineteen because it was released at the end of 2018.

Twenty Nineteen is a powerful theme with built-in support for the new block editor, custom menus, footer widgets, custom colors, social icon colors, and more. These features make Twenty Nineteen an excellent base for your site needs. ...

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