01) WordPress 4.7 & Twenty-Seventeen

WordPress 4.7 ships with the new Twenty-Seventeen business-oriented default theme.

We’ll compare it with the Twenty-Sixteen and Twenty-Fifteen themes which happen to be more blog-oriented.

The Twenty-Seventeen theme works with the WordPress core software.

Version 4.7 introduces new features:

  • video headers,
  • starter content, and
  • edit shortcuts.

The default homepage features a

  • fullscreen header image with navigation directly underneath, a
  • call-to-action section, and
  • various sections for services,
  • blog posts,
  • location, and
  • featured content.

Also introduced in this version is a technique to override styles and scripts when you include the respective file in a child theme.

We’ll explore how easy it is to make a child theme with the get_theme_file_uri() function.