Twenty Sixteen Theme for GLD

I was updating GLD to WordPress 4.4 tonight and noticed that a new default theme is now available. Using default themes has kind of a hobby of mine. RealtyNex.us runs on TwentyTwelve, and GLD has run on a few different default themes over the years. Up until today, it was running Twenty Fourteen.

So here it is. I was gonna add a screen shot but… I mean… just look around. Twenty Sixteen seems pretty old school. It reminds me of the Cutline theme I used to use on Lenderama a million years ago; except it’s responsive, and has a more modern font-set.

There were a couple issues in the migration. The theme really didn’t handle the featured images I used in Twenty Fourteen very well. Many looked cropped and their placement on the page was awkward. I ended up removing these images from the featured image section, and adding them back to the body of the post. Took a bit of time, but it’s looking pretty good.

The theme also kind of sucks at handling JetPack’s Top Posts & Pages sidebar widget. I’m tempted to stop using it. Honestly, I only kept it because the theme’s old school styling makes me want to dump a ton of stuff in the sidebar like back in the day. If only MyBlogLog was still a thing.

Anyone else making the switch? what are your initial impressions?

Author: @tcar

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