Twenty Twenty-One Available for Download

I had the privilege of designing this year’s WordPress default theme, Twenty Twenty-One, which was released yesterday alongside WordPress 5.6. I started working on the initial concepts for the theme back in July, so seeing it finally launched is fantastic.

Thanks to my amazing team of co-contributors: my co-lead Carolina Nymark, who spearheaded development of the theme, our theme wrangler Jessica Lyschik, and our supporting team including Beth Soderberg, Ellen Bauer, and Jonathan Desrosiers (go Sox!). Special thanks to Ari Stathopoulos, Kjell Reigstad, Allan Cole, Jeff Ong, Justin Ahinon, Rolf Siebers, Simon Resok, Guido Offermans, Kishan Jasani, Kelly Choyce-Dwan, and dozens of others for their numerous contributions to the theme, to Sarah Ricker and Enrique Sanchez for their guidance and help in making this theme WCAG 2.1 AAA-compatible, and to Josepha Haden and Chloé Bringmann, who always rallied up support when we needed it.

Keep an eye on this space for a full breakdown of the design process sometime soon.

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4 thoughts on “Twenty Twenty-One Available for Download

  1. This is awesome news. Congratulations on the culmination of a lot of hard work! I can’t wait to start tinkering with it, particularly to see what I can learn from it by looking at the code.

  2. Hi Mel, I’m currently working on an article about some of the people involved in the 5.6 release and I’d love to include a comment from you about your experience. The article is for Bluehost. Thanks for your time!

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