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A new theme for WordPress 6.4 – Twenty Twenty-Four

WordPress 6.4 comes out next week and to prepare for it, I’ve updated this site to use the new Twenty Twenty-Four default theme. I’ve used most of the default themes WordPress has supplied since Twenty Ten.

One of the first things I saw that I liked is how many patterns are available. All together there are 57 patterns. This includes multiple starting points for the homepage and

I initially went with the ember style, but found a bug where it was forcing duotone on every image by default so I switched to rust and then customized it to add a bit of color.

I liked how the patterns made it easy for me to make the homepage more of my own. The beauty of WordPress is that I own my site and I can make it my own. If we ignore the code I wrote for WordPress itself, I wrote exactly zero lines of code for this site.

This is my WordPress. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My WordPress is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.

One of the things I like most about full site editing and themes like Twenty Twenty-Four is just how easy it is to get a site looking like my own. From opening the site editor to publishing this post was less than 6 hours. During that time I also helped a friend debug an issue with docker, committed to WordPress Core, wrote some documentation, filed a bug, drank coffee, ate lunch and went on a mile walk. All in, I would guess no more than 2 hours of work and likely closer to one.

You can read about my first usage of the full site editor and when I switched over to the twenty-twenty-three theme.

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