Today, on 27th May, WordPress will be turning 15 years old of amazing sites, free WordPress themes, plugins and community on it. in the spirit of celebrating just how far this incredible piece of open-source software has come since things began way back in 2003, we list the native themes from ages.
Have another visual look back in time through the history of the various different default WordPress themes.
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Twenty Seventeen (Dec 2016)
– Released alongside WordPress version 4.7.
Twenty Sixteen (Dec 2015)
– Released alongside WordPress version 4.4.
Twenty Fifteen (Dec 2014)
– Released alongside WordPress version 4.1.
Twenty Fourteen (Dec 2013)
– Released alongside WordPress version 3.8.
Twenty Thirteen (Aug 2013)
– Released alongside WordPress version 3.6.
Twenty Twelve (Dec 2012)
– Released alongside WordPress version 3.5.
Twenty Eleven (July 2011)
– Released alongside WordPress version 3.2.
Twenty Ten (June 2010)
– Released alongside WordPress version 3.0.
Kubrick (Feb 2005)
– Released alongside WordPress version 1.5.
Now Retired (Download Kubrick 2014)
Kubrick is a little different to the others on this list — if you’re interested in reading more about the history of this particular theme, check out this fascinating article over on The Huffington Post. What’s more, Kubrick wasn’t around for just one year: oh no, Kubrick was the default theme all the way from February 2005 (when themes were first added to WordPress in version 1.5) to June 2010!
Is that it? Nothing before Kubrick? Well, actually there was, before Kubrick (the first official default ‘theme’) there was another default ‘design/template’ of real significance/note: Classic (also now retired).
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So what’s next for default themes then? Any ideas for Twenty Eighteen? An eCommerce-focused theme perhaps? Or maybe something completely different?