I love WordPress. You love WordPress. We all love WordPress.
Part of the appeal back at the time was the two clean, professional, SEO-friendly themes this blogging software came with. Yet, WordPress also brought on an explosion of creativity as designers have been creating custom themes for years. Along the way, the classic themes became outdated, pretty much, with free and paid themes taking over the lead as the professionals’ choice.
With the release of WordPress 3.0 a new default theme was introduced: Twenty Ten. It took me a while to give it a shot, especially as I had been playing around with Thesis at the time. Lately, I’ve been trying both on various blogs, and at this point in time, Twenty Ten is my favorite.
What I Like About Twenty Ten -
- Clean Design.
- Customizable background color and header.
- Several widget areas.
- SEO-friendly – or should I say, as SEO-friendly as I need it to be. While Thesis gives you more control over SEO variables, I think it’s actually a waste of time to over-optimize your blog for the search engines.
- Free and always up to date!
I confess, I like the fact that I’m dealing with a default WP theme too. Keeping it simple, and at the core of the WP open source community.
I’ve just switched over to Twenty Ten on this blog here. Hope you like it – didn’t even bother with a unique header image yet. Once I do that, I may play around with the colors too.
How about you? Have you tried Twenty Ten yet? I’d love to hear more about how this theme worked for others.