wpthemedetector-logo
WordPress Theme Detector Blog
TwentyFourteen-Top-Theme

It took a while, but Twenty Fourteen is now one of the Top WordPress Themes

During last September I posted about Twenty Thirteen becoming one of the Top WordPress Themes a month and a week after its release as the default theme for WordPress 3.6.

Once again, when back in December 12th 2013 WordPress 3.8 was released including the new Twenty Fourteen default theme, I wondered how much time it would take for it to become one of our Top WordPress Themes.

Well, here you have it now. At the middle of this week Twenty Fourteen finally appeared as one of the 25 most popular WordPress themes. It showed up two days ago and now it is ranking #24 after climbing 4 positions in one week:

TwentyFourteen-in-WPThemeDetector-Top-Themes

So it took three whole months for Twenty Fourteen to show up as a top theme, more than double than it did for Twenty Thirteen. I guessed something like that would happen, because Twenty Fourteen is a nice theme but it is more suitable for magazine style websites than for regular blogs, especially for new sites with little content which are the typical candidates when it comes to using default themes.

Our Top WordPress Themes reports are dynamically generated from the data we collect every time a visitor uses our WordPress Theme Detector to find the theme and plugins used by a WordPress site. Themes are ranked in these reports by their popularity, ordered by the number of times our detection tools find each theme.

Luis Alejandre

Luis is the creator of the WPThemeDetector tool and the chief editor of this blog. You can read more about Luis in our About page.
Liked this post? Please share it!

4 Comments

  1. OMG Luis, you are so right, love the Twenty Fourteen theme. I feel stupid even as I write this.
    Please tell me, if I create a child theme after doing a fair bit of work, will I lose all the work I did before creating the child theme? I read through several posts and did a search, but found nothing to answer my question. Sorry it’s such a basic question.

    • You won´t lose your previous work just by creating your child theme, but you will lose it as soon as you update your parent theme.

      Please refer to my post A WordPress child theme made easy… and easier (comments included).

      I will try to summarize the situation for you:

      The only thing you can do now to preserve all your tweaks (supposing they only affect CSS) when you update your parent theme is this: Before updating copy the content of your parent´s style.css file and paste in your child theme´s style.css file, below the import rule line. Now the process will be quite boring but it will be worth it in the end: open the stylesheet of your updated parent theme and, by comparing it with your child theme´s stylesheet line by line, try to identify what lines you had tweaked so far; keep those lines in your child´s style.css and remove the rest of the lines. That way it will work as if you had created a child theme from the beginning (which is what you should have done instead of directly modifying your theme), and you will be able to update your parent theme as many times as you want in the future without worries about losing your modifications. In case you also made php changes (for instance modifications to template files), you´ll need to copy your modified files from your current theme to your new child theme before updating your parent theme (beware to place them inside the right folders in this case).

      I hope this helped.

  2. ı want to learn which plugin are you using on your comment ? Thanks!

  3. open the stylesheet of your updated parent theme and, by comparing it with your child theme´s stylesheet line by line, try to identify what lines you had tweaked so far; keep those lines in your child´s style.css and remove the rest of the lines. That way it will work as if you had created a child theme from the beginning (which is what you should have done instead of directly modifying your theme), and you will be able to update your parent theme as many times as you want in the future without worries about losing your modifications. In case you also made php changes (for instance modifications to template files)