We’ve known WordPress as a blogging platform, but in the last year or two an increasing number of individuals and organizations are using WordPress to host content of all forms.
The next version of WordPress’ default theme, to be known as Twenty Twelve, might change the look of new WordPress sites in a significant way. Users have been able to choose either blog posts or a static page for the site’s homepage, and WordPress has always shown blog posts by default. With Twenty Twelve, the current proposal is for the theme to default to a static homepage.
I wonder how others are going to feel about this change? What about WordPress.com, where I imagine most new users arrive with the goal of “I’d like to create a blog”?
WordPress’ philosophy is that of “Decisions not Options” and while there will remain an option, it seems like a significant decision to change the default look for a new WordPress blog.