Update Commons WordPress Default Theme
Our current default WP theme is Twenty Twelve, which to me seems ancient.
Astra is a very popular and modern theme, with good documentation and support.
Maybe other people have suggestions for a different theme - but it seems we should look beyond 2012.
#2 Updated by Boone Gorges 10 months ago
Twenty Twelve is indeed very old, but it has the advantage of being a pretty neutral theme, in terms of layout and visuals. Twenty Sixteen https://wordpress.org/themes/twentysixteen/ is a similar concept, but a few years newer.
I agree with Matt that it feels much safer to be pushing a WordPress-developed theme. (Small clarification: the WP software project builds and maintains these themes, not Automattic. But this makes even stronger the argument that we should stick with one of those themes.) For reference, here's screenshots of each of WP's default themes: https://winningwp.com/wordpress-default-themes/
#6 Updated by Boone Gorges 9 months ago
- Status changed from New to Resolved
- Target version set to Not tracked
Sounds good. This change is made by changing the theme on default-template.commons.gc.cuny.edu, which is the site whose settings are copied when setting up a site using the "default template". https://default-template.commons.gc.cuny.edu/