1. Brin Wilson

    Looks fab. I’m so pleased it’s not another overly blog-centric theme: thereby better catering to a diverse range of small businesses and showing more of what WordPress can really do! Also, those images: wow. Gorgeous! :)


  2. Ridha Penerjemah Bahasa

    Awesome, Can’t wait for its release.
    This is what I waiting for WordPress default themes with static homepage, instead of Twenty Twelve. They have beautiful menu as similar to Twenty Sixteen and interesting header. I have plan to use in my site.
    Thank you WordPress team.


  3. Joan

    I totally love it. It’s like a “new Twenty Twelve”, it looks great. Great job, Mel! :)


  4. LPH

    The large header image “themes” are annoying. The images are wasted space on the majority of sites and I hope the header can be removed to something simple: title, logo, etc.


  5. Freethinker

    This is great and clean. But for speed purpose I will stay with TwentyFifteen.


  6. Christina Hills

    This is the first time since 2010 that I have been excited about the default theme! It looks clean and professional, something people will want out of the box!
    Super excited to see all the details from @melchoyce


  7. Tada Burke

    Nice work. There are 2 FPO stock images with MBP’s, so I’d replace 1 with a non-Apple mobile device of some sort (phone, tablet, rift). Orange …just time for Fall! Good job :)


  8. Jez

    Looks great from what has been shown and I agree we are well over due for a default theme that isn’t a blog!


  9. Muhammad Adnan

    Finally something for business people. It’s good to have a Theme setup process in it.



  10. mel taylor

    i like, by default, it looks pretty good on mobile…..above the scroll


  11. John Jr

    Hello Sarah Gooding and/or someone with WordPress (WP) Tavern and/or anyone reading this,

    The Twenty Seventeen theme has a demo now according to this post:


    Here is a link to the demo:


    Oddly I have not seen anyone else share this news yet, and so I would recommend that WordPress (WP) Tavern make a post about this sharing this news so that people can see the Twenty Seventeen theme in action because the official WordPress.com blogs/websites (including ThemeShaper) probably will not share this news because they usually do not talk about things like this unfortunately so most people (especially those who do not usually follow WordPress.org official blogs/websites, like myself, because I am only a WordPress.com user) will not even know about this so if your blog/website and others (Automattic employees, some WordPress.com bloggers, some WordPress.org users, et cetera) were to share this news it would help spread the word to more people.

    Thank you,
    -John Jr


  12. Vikas Dhavaria

    What the hell is happening in name of art and design. 2017 is just a joke. It is nothing in compare to 2016. I don’t understand what people are clapping for.

    2016 is far better in readability, fonts, perfection, menus, icons, minor details, flow and in all other areas.

    2017’s readability is too much poor. Look at the menus, social icons, sidebar widgets, clickable links and use of space. Where is creativity? Where is the actual design?

    Design means presentation… a perfect presentation of something. It does not mean arranging a lot of things one after another. 2016 has presented the simplicity in an extraordinary way.

    Just try to read some text of almost 500 words on both the designs… you will understand my point. Read a story on 2016 and then read another on 2017. You will feel the difference.

    Even on this site… wptavern…. read the text. This is really smooth and clear. It does not force pressure on eyes and one can read easily for hours. One can read passively without making a lot of efforts.

    Open you eyes my friends.


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