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IndieWeb Twenty Sixteen

Contributors: dshanske
Requires at least: WordPress 4.7
Tested up to: WordPress 5.0.2
Version: 1.0
License: GPLv2 or later
License URI:
Tags: one-column, two-columns, right-sidebar, accessibility-ready, custom-background, custom-colors, custom-header, custom-menu, editor-style, featured-images, flexible-header, microformats, post-formats, rtl-language-support, sticky-post, threaded-comments, translation-ready, blog


This is an IndieWeb fork of Twenty Sixteen, which itself is a modernized take on an ever-popular WordPress layout — the horizontal masthead with an optional right sidebar that works perfectly for blogs and websites.

  • Mobile-first, Responsive Layout
  • Custom Colors
  • Custom Header
  • Post Kinds Plugin Support
  • Simple Location Plugin Support
  • Indieweb Plugin Support
  • Syndication Links Plugin Support
  • Removal of older compatibility options and backport of improvements

For more information about the Indieweb go to And for more about the original Twenty Sixteen please go to


  1. In your admin panel, go to Appearance -> Themes and click the 'Add New' button.
  2. Type in IW26 in the search form and press the 'Enter' key on your keyboard.
  3. Click on the 'Activate' button to use your new theme right away.
  4. Navigate to Appearance > Customize in your admin panel and customize to taste.

Original Copyright

Twenty Sixteen WordPress Theme, Copyright 2014-2015 Twenty Sixteen is distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

Twenty Sixteen Theme bundles the following third-party resources:

Genericons Neue icon font, Copyright 2013-2015 License: GNU GPL, Version 2 (or later) Source:

Image used in screenshot.png: A photo by Austin Schmid (, licensed under Creative Commons Zero(



  • Released: ???
  • Backported updates from _s theme
  • Pingback endpoint no longer statically added
  • Add template-functions.php for functions which enhance the theme by hooking into WordPress
  • Replaced Post Formats with Post Kinds
  • Add support for Simple Location plugin
  • Add support for Syndication Links plugin
  • Remove HTML5 shiv and IE compat support
  • Replace Genericons with Genericons Neue
  • Add developer tool support
  • Update codesniffing and add composer dev dependencies for codesniffing



IW26 is an Indieweb Fork of WordPress Twenty Sixteen Theme




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