Let’s talk about WordPress themes, more specifically, will we be seeing a new default theme called Twenty Eighteen (2018)? Right now we have Twenty Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen, Fifteen, Sixteen, and the latest default theme called Twenty Seventeen.
Generally what happens each year is a new default theme is released by the WordPress team, usually by someone who dedicates their creative ideas in the form of a new theme. It’s inevitable that we will see the next up and coming default theme for WordPress as we approach 2018, but the question is “how long will it take to see news of this and the first beta release?”
Right now we see the popularity of Twenty Seventeen making a huge hit with everyone. At the time of writing this post, current active installs is over 1 Million! Of course, when I say active installs, this means websites that this theme active and is currently being used. Downloads, on the other hand, seem to be averaging around 3800 per day. Based on what I can see, the 2017 theme is by-far the most popular theme due to the exceptional design and functionality that was brought to use when 2017 was released to the public.
However, we are halfway into 2017 without hardly a peep about a Twenty Eighteen theme. I don’t know about you, but this makes me curious as to what is in store for us. I personally have not seen much of anything about it, so I have decided try and dig deeper into any information that I can find and will update you once I hear more. Of course, if you hear anything, feel free to let me know.
What will a new 2018 default theme mean for ChildThemeStyles.com? Definitely excitement because it means we can explore the design and features while we plan development for new child themes to provide further enhancements.