WordPress 3.0 Compatible Themes
WordPress 3.0 launched on June of 2010. WordPress 3.0 is a developer focused release that provides, amongst other things, new functions and functionality for WordPress theme developers to tap into. As in any software update that provides this type of functionality, the challenge that a WordPress theme developer will face is all of the code and functionality they wrote to compensate for the lack of this newly found functionality. This presents a dilemma for the end blogger: “Do you upgrade to WordPress 3.0 and will your theme work correctly?”.
First of all, the WordPress development team has done an incredible job of ensuring release compatibility. Thus, the likelihood of you facing compatibility problems is in your favor. Still, once you do upgrade to WordPress 3.0, you have to ask yourself what benefit will you see if your theme isn’t taking advantage of the new features.
A listing of WordPress 3.0 Compatible Themes that we have been made aware of are:
We will add more WordPress 3.0 Compatible themes to this list as we are made aware of them. With that said, there are not any themes we are aware of that were designed for WordPress 3.0 from the ground up. We will be on the lookout for themes designed for WordPress 3.0 and will update this page as we are made aware of them.
For other WordPress 3.0 topics including plugin compatibility, see the following blog posts on How-To-Blog.TV.
For a list of new 3.0 features that impact themes, you should visit the WordPress Codex.
For technical guidance on making an existing theme compatible with WordPress 3.0, the following is a good compatibility reference.