Featured WordPress Theme: Twenty Ten

Okay, so you may be a bit sick of seeing Twenty Ten every time you install WordPress and be itching to install your own custom theme. But this year it was very exciting to see the back of the default Kubrick theme and the introduction of the new Twenty Ten theme.


  • Custom Menu
  • Custom header
  • Custom background
  • 6 widget areas
  • Featured images
  • Special post styles
  • Optional one column template

Our Mini Review

The move from Kubrick to Twenty Ten showed just how far WordPress had come along. It was a big deal, and before you go on to installing themes from the directory it’s useful to reflect on how flexible Twenty Ten actually is. For a default theme it lets you do a lot – with loads of design customizations and six widget areas. You can even use the featured images to easily change the header image for each of your posts – that’s flexible! When I’m teaching WordPress to beginners I find Twenty Ten a great theme to work with as it allows users to get their hands dirty with some customizations in a user-friendly way.

Rating: ★★★★★