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Screenshot of TwentyTen the new default WordPress theme

The New Default WordPress Theme: TwentyTen

Very soon WordPress 3.0 will be released. And I believe that this will make WordPress a true contender for the title The King of Content Management Systems (a.k.a CMS.) Many people think of WordPress as a blogging platform, and while that is true it is so much more than that! Even prior to this release WordPress was being used by major corporations and small businesses as a website platform. But the release of WordPress 3.0 makes business use so much even easier.

One of the most visible changes is the new TwentyTen “theme” and it’s a great starting theme for the small business owner who needs to get their first or an improved website only. This is the new default theme — the one you get when you first load WordPress — and it offers many new features including:

  • Custom headers
  • Drop-down menus
  • Custom backgrounds
  • One and two-columns styled “templates”
  • Site-wide content areas in the sidebar and footer (via “widgets“)

This is just one of the many new features of WordPress 3.0; we’ll be covering more of them soon.

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