The 2013 theme for WordPress takes us back to the blog, featuring a full range of post formats, each displayed beautifully in their own unique way. Design details abound, starting with a vibrant color scheme and matching header images, beautiful typography and icons, and a flexible layout that looks great on any device, big or small.
And Twenty Thirteen Plus is a theme based on default Twenty Thirteen, with many additional features. We've added a theme option panel, 2 more widgets, Breadcrumbs, and more...
Major Theme Features:
What's new in Twenty Thirteen Plus compared to Twenty Thirteen?
- Add Theme Option
- Add scroll to top button
- Add thumbnail in homepage
- Add Hot/Recent/Random post widgets
- Add 2 sidebars: homepage and single page
- Add ad spot on homepage/archive pages
- Remove "aside, audio, chat, image, link" post formats
- and more...
This theme jumps at you with a vibrant color scheme and matching header images, but makes sure your content looks great, too.
There’s also three header images for you to choose from, or you can upload your own using native header image functionality (Appearance > Header Image or Customize > Header Image). Ideal size of uploaded images is 1600 x 230 pixels.
Back to Blog and Post Formats
Twenty Twelve attempted to be more of a CMS theme. Not sure if that was a success, but Twenty Thirteen “takes us back to blog”, with beautiful typography, font icons and lots of attention given to post formats, each one being displayed in a unique way. In Twenty Thirteen Plus, we have removed "aside, audio, chat, image, link" post formats as we found not so many bloggers are using them.
Theme Option Panel
This theme comes with a theme option panel. You can control your website without touching any line of code. You can upload a logo image, favicon, enable/disable infinite scroll, etc
In Twenty Thirteen theme, Masonry script is used to arrange footer widgets in the same way Pinterest pins are displayed.
This is particularly useful if you have added more than ten widgets.
Genericons, a free, GPL licensed icon font is used throughout the theme, so yes, it is “retina ready”.
Typography is one thing I really love about Twenty Thirteen. With all the spacing, perhaps body font could be a bit larger, maybe 18 pixels instead of 16, but that’s easily adjustable. Source Sans Pro and Bitter are used, replacing last year’s Open Sans. If your website is in a language Source Sans Pro and Bitter don’t have support for you can disable them by translating the theme, you just need to translate ‘on’ to ‘off’ and Google Fonts are out.
One Menu Location
There’s only one menu location, at first that seems insufficient, but if you remember the fact that it’s possible to add menus to widget areas using Custom Menu widget you might realize that one + flexibility is just fine.
Display breadcrumbs without a plugin
It’s suggested to use breadcrumbs in your blogs to improve the findability of your websites, especially if there is a large number of content in your websites.
With this theme, it's also a little work of just one click!
Native Galleries CSS generated by WordPress wasn’t good enough for Twenty Thirteen so it’s disabled (using ‘use_default_gallery_style’ filter). Galleries are tighter, with less space space between images and captions shown over the images on mouseover. Oh, the embedded CSS is gone as well.
Ability to see how your posts will look while you edit them is nothing new, it was first added in WordPress 3.0, but they did take it a step further in Twenty Thirteen. You know how each post format has a unique background? Well, it’s like that in the editor as well and looks really nice. Great attention to detail.
[alert-note]The theme requires at least WordPress 3.6, it won’t activate if you have an older version[/alert-note]