Hi. I’m a starter theme called
underscores, if you like. I’m a theme meant for hacking so don’t use me as a Parent Theme. Instead try turning me into the next, most awesome, WordPress theme out there. That’s what I’m here for.
My ultra-minimal CSS might make me look like theme tartare but that means less stuff to get in your way when you’re designing your awesome theme. Here are some of the other more interesting things you’ll find here:
- A just right amount of lean, well-commented, modern, HTML5 templates.
- A helpful 404 template.
A custom header implementation in
inc/custom-header.phpjust add the code snippet found in the comments of
Custom template tags in
inc/template-tags.phpthat keep your templates clean and neat and prevent code duplication.
Some small tweaks in
inc/template-functions.phpthat can improve your theming experience.
A script at
js/navigation.jsthat makes your menu a toggled dropdown on small screens (like your phone), ready for CSS artistry. It’s enqueued in
2 sample CSS layouts in
layouts/for a sidebar on either side of your content.
.no-sidebarstyles are not automatically loaded.
Smartly organized starter CSS in
style.cssthat will help you to quickly get your design off the ground.
Full support for
WooCommerce pluginintegration with hooks in
inc/woocommerce.php, styling override woocommerce.css with product gallery features (zoom, swipe, lightbox) enabled.
- Licensed under GPLv2 or later. 🙂 Use it to make something cool.
If you want to keep it simple, head over to
https://underscores.me and generate your
_s based theme from there. You just input the name of the theme you want to create, click the “Generate” button, and you get your ready-to-awesomize starter theme.
If you want to set things up manually, download
_s from GitHub. The first thing you want to do is copy the
_s directory and change the name to something else (like, say,
megatherium-is-awesome), and then you’ll need to do a five-step find and replace on the name in all the templates.
'_s'(inside single quotations) to capture the text domain.
_s_to capture all the function names.
Text Domain: _sin
_s(with a space before it) to capture DocBlocks.
_s-to capture prefixed handles.
'_s'and replace with:
_s_and replace with:
Text Domain: _sand replace with:
Text Domain: megatherium-is-awesomein
_sand replace with:
_s-and replace with:
Then, update the stylesheet header in
style.css, the links in
footer.php with your own information and rename
languages folder to use the theme’s slug. Next, update or delete this readme.
Now you’re ready to go! The next step is easy to say, but harder to do: make an awesome WordPress theme. 🙂