Introducing Twenty Twenty-Four

Hey, everyone! It’s that time of the year. A brand new default theme will be featured with the next WordPress 6.4 release: Twenty Twenty-Four.

The Concept

The idea behind Twenty Twenty-Four is to make a default theme that can be used on any type of site, with any topic. Because of that, and contrary to past years, it has no single topic. Instead, three use cases were explored: one more tailored for entrepreneurs and small businesses, one tailored for photographers and artists and one specifically tailored for writers and bloggers. In essence, it’s a collection of templates and patterns which, all combined, make up a theme. These patterns include different Home templates for different use cases such as an About page, project overviews, RSVPs, and landing pages.

Twenty Twenty-Four’s styles and elements are instantly recognizable, inspired by modern design trends. The theme uses Cardo font for headlines, which provides a hint of elegance and a sans-serif system font for paragraphs. The default color palette of Twenty Twenty Four is light, and it also includes a dark style variation that maintains the same typography. Additionally, there are two more sans-serif variations available: one in light mode and another in dark mode.

Twenty Twenty-Four will be a blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. theme fully compatible with all the site editor tooling and it will surface new design tools like the details block or vertical text. Another key intent for the theme is to properly present whole page patterns and template variations so that users don’t need to assemble whole pages themselves, thus easing up their site building process.

Thanks to Twenty Twenty-Four’s remarkable flexibility and adaptability, a multitude of possibilities open up with just a few adjustments to color and typography. This beautiful theme was designed by Beatriz Fialho.


As part of the 6.4 release, Maggie Cabrera and Jessica Lyschik are leading development. We are looking forward to your involvement and support throughout the process. If you’re interested in contributing, make sure you’re following this blogblog (versus network, site).

There’s a guiding Figma file that will continue to be updated as work progresses.

Theme development will happen on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. and, as usual, once the theme is stable, it will be merged into CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and its GitHub repository will be deprecated. A repository has been created here that you can follow if you’d like:

Starting on August 30th at 3:00 PM UTC, there will be weekly SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at meetings in #core-themes to coordinate development of the theme.

Learn more

For information about about previous default themes, you can read the following posts:

If you’re interested in learning more about Block Themes and Full Site Editing, here are some resources for you:

Props @kellychoffman @richtabor @beafialho @annezazu @onemaggie @luminuu @joen for helping co-create this post.

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