Twenty Fifteen was the default theme for WordPress in 2015. It is content-oriented and made to re-invent simplicity for WordPress blogs. It has attention to typography and features the specially-designed Noto font set in elegant margins. Noto ensures that your website will look stunning on any language around the world.
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Twenty Fifteen is the default theme for WordPress in 2015. It is super-clean, content-focused, and designed to bring a little more simplicity to WordPress blogs. Its careful attention to typography, featuring the expertly-designed Noto font set in elegant and harmonious margins, makes it beautiful in multiple languages around the world.
Twenty Fifteen looks great on devices of all sizes, from desktop to mobile and everything in between. The theme adapts to any screen without sacrificing usability or design integrity.
- The main content width is 660px.
- The sidebar width is 248px.
- Featured Images are 825px wide by 510px high.
Choose a Featured Color Scheme
Twenty Fifteen has six color schemes you can use to change the look of your blog. The Default color scheme is a light gray, but you can also choose from Dark, Yellow, Pink, Purple, and Blue.
To choose your color scheme, go to Appearance > Customize. Under “Colors”, select your preferred color scheme from the drop down:
You’ll see the color scheme change in the preview pane to the right. When you’re done, click Save and Publish.
Add Menu Descriptions
Twenty Fifteen has a menu design that’s easy to navigate, especially when you add menu descriptions
To start adding descriptions to your menus, go to Appearance > Menus and click the Screen Options tab in the upper right of the screen. In the “Show advanced menu properties” section, check the box next to Description.
Now you can begin adding descriptions to any link in a menu
When you’re done, click Save Menu.
Add Social Icons
Twenty Fifteen also allows you to display links to your social media profiles with crisp, perfectly-sized icons.
The first step is to go to Appearance > Menus and create a new menu – you can name your menu anything you like.
You will then add the URL for each social profile to your menu as a custom link.
When you have added all desired links, click Save Menu.
Now that you have created your menu and added your social links, go to the Manage Locations tab and next to “Social Links Menu”, select the social icons menu you just created from the drop down.
Click Save Changes when you’re done.
Linking to any of the following sites will automatically display its icon in your menu:
- Email (mailto: links)
- RSS Feed (URLs with /feed/)
What else can you do?
You can also use the Customizer to make the following changes to your website:
- Change your Custom Header image
- Featured Images: works best with images that are 825px wide by 510px high
- Change the background image or color
- Set a static front page