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.
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.