The WordPress 3.0 release includes a new default theme called Twenty-Ten.
When I noticed the new theme I was in the middle of a web design for a global health journalism site with reporting from UW journalism students. (See a sneak peek of the site, Health Intersections.)
I was looking for a theme that would work with the Frontpage-Slideshow plugin and the Twenty-Ten theme fits the bill for a number of reasons.
- The plugin uses the WordPress API so it works well with the default WordPress theme.
- The theme has a number of customizations built in: multiple header images or create your own, change the background color or add a background image, custom menus, optional sidebars – everything in a user-friendly format.
- Can be used for a blog or for static content.
- Easy-to-use drop-down menus
- Intuitive page and category navigation
I think this is a great option for anyone starting out with a self-hosted WordPress site.