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Oxboot framework

The Oxboot framework is a tool aimed to WordPress developers of any levels. But the better WordPress and PHP knowledge you have the easier it is to work with.
Oxboot framework is a tool to help you develop websites and web applications faster using WordPress. Using an elegant and simple code syntax, Oxboot framework helps you structure and organize your code and allows you to better manage and scale your WordPress websites and applications.


  • Better folder structure
  • Built-in theme with a modern development workflow
  • Dependency management with Composer
  • Easy WordPress configuration with environment specific files
  • Environment variables with Dotenv
  • Autoloader for mu-plugins (use regular plugins as mu-plugins)
  • Enhanced security (separated web root and secure passwords with wp-password-bcrypt)
  • Built-in deployment tools & settings


  • PHP >= 5.6.4
  • Composer – Install


  1. Create a new project in a new folder for your project:

composer create-project oxboot/oxboot your-project-folder-name dev-master

  1. Copy env.local to .env file and update environment variables:
  • DB_NAME – Database name
  • DB_USER – Database user
  • DB_PASSWORD – Database password
  • DB_HOST – Database host
  • WP_HOME – Full URL to WordPress home (
  • WP_SITEURL – Full URL to WordPress including subdirectory (
  1. Set your site vhost document root to /path/to/site/htdocs/
  2. Access WordPress admin at

Development team

The original framework was created by Julien Lambé, who continues to lead the development.
The Oxboot framework is a fork of the original Themosis framework (developer: Zorca).


Any help is appreciated. The project is open-source and we encourage you to participate. You can contribute to the project in multiple ways by:

  • Reporting a bug issue
  • Suggesting features
  • Sending a pull request with code fix or feature
  • Following the project on GitHub
  • Sharing the project around your community

For details about contributing to the framework, please check the contribution guide.


The Oxboot framework is open-source software licensed under GPL-2+ license.