Twenty Twelve has been officially released today by Automattic.
You can download the theme directly from your wp admin panel or go to the themes.trac and grab it.
You can demo the theme here.
The theme has a special homepage template which you can activate from the drop down.
You’ll also find 2 home page widgets which you can use with this template.
Setup Static Homepage
- Create a new page named Home and publish it
- Create another page titled blog (for your posts) and publish it
- Go to settings > Reading and select the Home page from the drop down as your static front page
- Select the blog page for your posts
2012 is the first default theme to be fully responsive and therefore perfectly viewable on any type of mobile device.
Read more on the WordPress.com blog.
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If you like this theme but need more flexibility and support, i suggest you take a look at the the Minimum theme from StudioPress. It includes all the additional features which the Genesis framework offers on top all the the theme options which you won’t get with Twenty Twelve.
What do you think of Twenty Twelve?
I believe its an excellent theme to build a site with however you’ll need to create your own custom functions and styling.
You just won’t get the support you need to customize it unless you choose a premium theme alternative.
Li Ming says
Personally, the WP team did a really good job with the theme, and I definitely give them kudos for the effort. Will definitely use it when it comes for self-hosted WordPress sites.
Brad Dalton says
Its a great theme.
Be good to see more theme options like what Thesis, Woo and StudioPress offer as this would make it easier for beginners to customize.
Adding the WooDojo plugin and Jetpack would add a heap of flexibility and features from 2 plugins so it could be easy to customize.
I guess its focused on the WordPress.com users who want to upgrade to a custom package otherwise you’ll need to do the work yourself.