The ever popular WordPress CMS is getting ready to release the latest in it's line of default themes - changing (almost) yearly, the "Twenty" series of themes sees it's next version "Twenty Twenty" push to core, meaning it is now shipping with the Beta version of WordPress 5.3.
The Twenty Twenty theme is based on the Chaplin theme designed by Anders Norén, but you wouldn't know it at first glance!
The theme has been designed to fully harness the WordPress Block editor in Gutenberg, allowing you to create beautiful responsive layouts for your posts and pages.
Anders' main aim was to harness the power of the block editor, and the new features coming in WordPress 5.3 - quoted below;
Twenty Twenty is designed with flexibility at its core. If you want to use it for an organization or a business, you can combine columns, groups, and media with wide and full alignments to create dynamic layouts to show off your services or products. If you want to use it for a traditional blog, the centered content column makes it perfect for that as well.Anders Norén
The Twenty Twenty theme itself is fairly basic, relying primarily on the Gutenberg editor to provide styling and functionality. Without using Gutenberg, it's not all that much to look at, however, that's not necessarily a bad thing - it does mean that the theme is more lightweight than it's predecessor, Twenty Nineteen.
Some of the basic features included in the theme are:
And much more. Coupled with the Gutenberg editor, it makes an excellent base for any type of website, whether it be a simple blog or a fully-fledged business website.
So in summary, Twenty Twenty is a minimalist theme, coupled with the block editor, which makes it become much, much more.
If you would like to download the Twenty Twenty theme before it's official release you can do so from here.