About the theme
The default theme for WordPress sites is based on the Web Design System. The design system is in constant development, and this theme offers most of the common functions and features, but maintains the simplicity and ease of use of WordPress.
Switching to the theme
For now you need to request the new theme via a helpdesk ticket, but soon we will enable it across the network.
That will mean that any admin user can apply it to their site now via Appearance > Themes, in their dashboard. It’s a good idea to use the Active Preview for a check before committing, as there are many changes, and not all sites will transform gracefully. As almost all other themes have been disabled, you may not be able to switch back without support.
Not the theme for you?
In some circumstances, we will make available alternate themes. We will maintain strict guidelines around this, and the circumstances of each request will be treated individually.