As you already know, WordPress 5.0 is due for release on November, 19th, 2018. The new block-based Gutenberg editor and the Twenty Nineteen theme, which is fully based on Gutenberg, are just around the corner – they are planned to be included into the major release.
However, as Allan Cole stated recently, Twenty Nineteen remains a work in progress and it might not be ready to be rolled out along with WordPress 5.0.
We were eager to see it in the wild but failed to find a Twenty Nineteen demo. Though there are quite illustrative Twenty Nineteen theme mockups and InVision prototypes, unfortunately, we can’t so far get the feeling of how the theme operates in real time.
So why not run it ourselves? This idea brought the WordPress 2019 theme demo to life and it is now accessible to everyone for preview purposes.
We welcome you to take a look at the default blog and a standard Gutenberg post and share your impressions:
NB: This is not an official default Twenty Nineteen WordPress theme release. Please don’t jump to conclusions outright since the demo is a result of our personal testing experience based on the in-progress theme version.
We’ll try to keep track of the theme updates to make sure the versions are synchronized until the theme is merged into core. If you need to find exact answers related to the theme functionality, we’d encourage you to install a beta version and test it thoroughly yourself.
So far, we can see a fancy yet straightforward navigation menu, readable typography and maximum accurate frontend editing experience thanks to Gutenberg. For some it may seem too blogging dedicated, but thanks to the layouts flexibility and tools Gutenberg has to offer, you are free to give the theme a more traditional business look. It’s worth mentioning that the beta version of the default WordPress theme 2019 comes with customization limitations like color choices, font adjustments, etc.
We welcome you to take a look at the WordPress Twenty Nineteen Demo and share your feedback with the community.
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