Earlier this year, we unveiled the new Twenty Ten default theme. Every blog using the theme was automatically set with the header image shown below.
But, because there are actually seven other equally lovely header images in Twenty Ten, we have now randomized the default header image for each blog. If you use Twenty Ten, you may see a brand-new image starting today.
If you have uploaded a custom header or selected one of the built-in choices, don’t worry: your blog won’t be affected. And, if you want to switch back to the image above, you can go to Appearance->Header in your Dashboard to make the change.
For more information on all of the theme’s images, read The Headers of Twenty Ten.
Aug 3rd at 2:34 pm
nice one. but I not using that theme. personalized is more attractive. great job WP!
Aug 3rd at 2:54 pm
Thank you…this explained my confusion.
Aug 3rd at 2:56 pm
Helpful information. When I used twenty-ten, I used a customized header, but I think I’ll check out what other images are available in case I switch back to that theme.
Aug 3rd at 3:07 pm
Cool, that’s a good way of forcing people to look at the other header options available. We don’t want all of the lazy bloggers to have the same header.
Aug 3rd at 3:14 pm
thank you for the other beautiful headers
Aug 3rd at 3:30 pm
The headers are all very attractive and the ability to change them, to upload own custom header image and the random image display is also a great addition.
Aug 3rd at 3:35 pm
Funny, I was just looking at my information about the Twenty Ten theme wondering if there was anything I was missing. I sure have been enjoying this theme, Thanks for the information. I’m glad I can still do my own headers.
Aug 3rd at 3:36 pm
That’s a great idea! It’s the little loving details like these that make me love WordPress.
Aug 3rd at 3:39 pm
I appreciate your thinking that some people might like a changed header image. We did not appreciate the changing of the image without being consulted. We were totally satisfied with the way it looked, and hope there will be no further changes made without asking if we would want them.
We are nonetheless grateful for this blog site, and appreciate most everything else about it. Thank you.
Aug 3rd at 3:40 pm
I just wanted you all to know that I am really pleased with this template. I’ve tried several different templates for my various blogs, and I think Twenty Ten is my all-time favorite. All those widget areas! And the nav bar with drop-down! And it’s so legible and easy to navigate. Plus I love any template that allows for header image customization. I used it for my aunt’s restaurant here http://thewaterfrontcafe.wordpress.com. She loves her new blog, too.
Aug 3rd at 3:44 pm
I love twenty ten and i made it my default theme but is it possible to change the header at random ?
Aug 3rd at 3:49 pm
Nice! I always liked that theme. It’s great to spice things up.
Aug 3rd at 3:59 pm
that is so neat
Aug 3rd at 4:00 pm
I use a similar simple template with a photo up top. The idea here of having a randomized header every time a visitor arrives is nice… but I change my header every time I make a post.
Maybe in the future a template can be devised that has a randomized header but using a set of custom uploaded images?
Aug 3rd at 4:23 pm
That’s a neat idea. I don’t use Twenty Ten, but it’ll be fun to play with, and will give all the brand new blogs something to make them a little more unique.
Aug 3rd at 5:26 pm
Oh yeah! That make’s your blog looking much more… randomly
Aug 3rd at 5:48 pm
What kind of marketing genius at WordPress thought this maneuver up? You have taken a great theme having appropriate symbolism that tied with the purpose of my blog and trashed it.
Aug 3rd at 6:24 pm
Great news, indeed! This is definitely a good thing….
Aug 3rd at 6:46 pm
Good idea. I was tired of seeing blogs using default header when there are other great headers that look better of their blog. Hopefully, this will help some people look over the headers and find a great one.
Aug 3rd at 7:05 pm
It’s a beautiful theme. Thank you.
Aug 3rd at 7:11 pm
Very nice, I like the randomization factor for the headers, what would be cool is if you could upload several images and wordpress would randomize from that list.
Aug 3rd at 8:09 pm
I’ve red the article on MA.TT’s blog and I love the features! Would be handy if (if you wrote with multiple writers, like I do) you could make the image with one mouse click available for all the blogs of the particular writer. But now I fix that manually (lot of work).
But I love it that the theme is following the identity of the writer in the header image.
Aug 3rd at 8:52 pm
A refreshing idea! I would actually like header options to be available for more styles. I use Greyzed and love it because it fits my art and writing, but I just wish I could add a simple header image. Please consider :3
Aug 3rd at 9:11 pm
Lovely! I like how you always allow us to embrace the change or revert to our familiar setting!
Aug 3rd at 9:15 pm
Very nice. The randomized default header image ensures Twenty Ten the best theme of wp.com so far. I love it!
Aug 3rd at 10:42 pm
Awesome. I really liked this layout and am thankful of everything your team has provided.
Aug 3rd at 10:56 pm
woww. . .thank you nick, i’ll try soon. ..
Aug 3rd at 11:30 pm
I love the picture that is shown above and will not change it. It goes perfectly with my blog’s theme.
Aug 3rd at 11:46 pm
I understand your wanting to “put out” the other lovely header images in Twenty Ten. But I really like the one I selected. I think it depicts really well my journey as a writer. Is there any way that I can by pass the default changes and make sure that it doesn’t change, unless I want it to.
Aug 3rd at 11:47 pm
Interesting…would love to see all the options. I supposed I’d have to change mine to this theme in order to check it out, huh.?
Aug 4th at 12:06 am
I switched from Vigilance to Twenty Ten some weeks ago. Twenty Ten is certainly one of the few most readable themes available here. It’s a very clever, intelligent, efficient, and at the same time, a very simple design. The work of a very good designer. Thanks for Twenty Ten, and the best to you
Aug 4th at 1:57 am
I am a lover of picturesque landscape, verdant pastures, cascading waterfalls and the like – the 2010 headers are very impressive.
Aug 4th at 2:10 am
I plan to play with this one when I get a chance for my gardening blog. Right now I’m working out in the yard until after dark watering all the flowers I’ve moved to keep from burning up during several weeks of high 90′s to 100+.
Aug 4th at 4:15 am
Nice! I sure hope that multiple custom headers will come up soon
Aug 4th at 5:49 am
I have been playing around…sometime it is soo hard to find the perfect header…i believe in this one:)!
Aug 4th at 6:13 am
This really helps because I just got started with WordPress and I hate the red china header ya’ll gave me. I’m gonna try to get my bro to help me change the theme though because he has been with WordPress since November 2009.
Thanks for this post.
Aug 4th at 10:25 am
Its good there’s a choice but I always use a personal one as I feel it gives your blog a more personal feel
Aug 4th at 10:53 am
I would totally use Twenty-Ten if it had 3 columns!
Aug 4th at 12:37 pm
Imaging my surprise when I visited my site this morning and found a new header! I like it.
Aug 4th at 12:57 pm
I tried other themes but the 2010 theme works the best for me! Thanks for the highly configurable theme!
Aug 4th at 3:21 pm
i love the idea i would do it with more themes!
Aug 4th at 4:38 pm
Actually, I like the new fresh appearance.
Aug 4th at 10:00 pm
I like the idea!
Aug 5th at 3:28 am
A rotator would’ve been nice.
Aug 5th at 4:16 am
Aug 5th at 6:09 am
Nice! It’s a beautiful theme.
Aug 5th at 5:11 pm
Thanks for the information
Aug 5th at 6:42 pm
Love this theme. Thanks! I do use my own personalized header, but I love all the options that come with the theme: background changes, widgets in all the side and low bars: AWESOME!
Aug 6th at 12:16 am
This is a cool innovation.
Aug 6th at 6:18 am
Sweet! I used to use it… but now I use Enterprise, but nice!
Aug 6th at 9:55 am
I love this theme. It’s my very favorite. I use it for both my professional and personal blogs. I use a custom header and will allow my students to submit pictures for the header on our school blog this year – kind of a contest! I’m really excited about it.
Aug 6th at 2:58 pm
As my site uses this them, I love the idea randomizing the headers of the Twenty Ten theme. Sorry to hear that it applies only to the default header. You were generating a nice idea for later.
Aug 6th at 8:11 pm
Thanks for giving us many options. It’s a great idea and It really breaks the monotony.
Aug 7th at 2:38 am
Yo Saint Nick… what a job. After reading some of the comments I crawled back into my cave.
Aug 7th at 11:56 pm
Hello, I noticed that when I made two new blogs! I thought it was always random!
Aug 8th at 4:17 pm
Love it! Thanks, Nick. Any new widgets coming for Twenty Ten?
Aug 10th at 11:22 am
Great idea! Adds variety.
Aug 13th at 9:29 pm
I think the Twenty Ten header has the gentle, subtle touches that make a great picture of Life. The stillness and warmth oozes thru the beautiful landscape. Your default choice this year is a winner!
Aug 14th at 3:22 am