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Wordpress Theme framework

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About

I’m a huge fan of Underscores, Bootstrap, and Sass. Why not combine these into a solid WordPress Theme Framework? That’s what UnderStrap is. You can use it as starter theme and build your own theme on top of it. Or you use it as parent theme and create your own child theme for UnderStrap.

At the moment, UnderStrap is in a very early stage. But if you want, feel free to use it for your own WordPress theme!

UnderStrap WordPress Theme Framework

Website: http://understrap.com

Child Theme Project: https://github.com/holger1411/understrap-child

License

UnderStrap is released under the terms of the GPL version 2 or (at your option) any later version.

http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.en.html

Changelog

        - ** 0.4.9 Oct. 25th 2016 **
              - Updating to Bootstrap 4 Alpha 5
              - Using the correct BS4 markup for navbar - Thx @tedgeving
              - Inject theme name and version into the footer dynamically - Thx @maxdmyers
              - Adding a blank template for building up a landingpage via WP editor or als blank canvas for Visual Compoeser etc. - Thx @omarusman
              - Fixing problem with empty folders after "gulp dist" - Thx @alwizo
              - Fixed custom logo function typo - Thx @willgorham

              
        - ** 0.4.8 Oct. 10th 2016 **
              - Removing Bower and replace the dependency managment with npm
              - Update to Bootstrap 4 Alpha 4
              - Optimizing WooCommerce loop -  Thx @typeplus
              - Updating all dependencies
              - Add WP Theme logo feature - Thx @jessijean


        - ** 0.4.7 Aug. 15th 2016 **
              - Fixing problem with tag page
              - Fixing Navbar "hopping"
              - Global bugfixing and streamlining performance issues


        - ** 0.4.6 Aug. 1st 2016 **
              - Update to Bootstrap 4 Alpha 3
              - Adding basic padding to aligned content images
              - Adding author.php template with author infos
              - Correct language file + german translation


        - ** 0.4.5 Jun. 20th 2016 **
              - Adding right sanitizing function for customizer
              - Fixing some escaping problems
              - Removing "add script" customizer function 
              - Calling all sidebars with "get_sidebar"
              - Load hero area on index.php conditionally
              - Remove unused code, files and dependencies
              - Adding credits for WP Bootstrap Navwalker by Edward McIntyre


        - ** 0.4.4 Jun. 18th 2016 **
               - Adding the new empty.php page template. Comes just with header, footer and a content area without markup. Good for build up landingpages. An empty canvas for your Bootstrap markup.
               - Update bower.json dependencies to latest versions
               - Update package.json dependencies to latest versions
               - Adding Theter script as dependency for BS4 tooltip component
               - Resorting gulpfile.js
               - Removing BS3 completely as dependency
               - Smaller bugfixes and code improvements


        - ** 0.4.0 Apr. 29th 2016 **
               - Switching from Bootstrap 3 to Bootstrap 4
               - Adding BrowserSync to gulpfile (again thx to @dvlopes)
               - Preparing the navbar markup so that the current version will work with Bootstrap 3 AND 4
               - Adding "gulp scripts" command - This uglifies and minifies all JS files (except jQuery...) into one single JS file called theme.min.js
               - Updating Gulpfile - now "gulp copy-assets" command copies all files from dependency folders into mid-layer folder called "/src"
               - Load jQuery again as extra script instead of concat it into on single file. After some problems with WooCommerce and other plugins
               - Checking WordPress 4.5 compatibility
               - Updating language template
               - Adding Brazilian Portuguese (pt-BR) translation (thx to @dvlopes).


        - ** 0.3.8 Mar. 9th 2016 **
               - Adding footer widget area
               - Adjust Bootstrap markup for searchform and search widget


        - ** 0.3.7 Jan. 8th 2016**
               - Cleanup for submitting to WordPress.org theme repository:
                    - Fixing sticky post problem
                    - Fixing skip-to-content link
                    - re-activating the admin bar
                    - adding readme.txt
                    - Fixing missing translation strings in comments template


        - ** 0.3.6 Jan. 4th 2016**
               - Cleanup
               - Updating dependencies
               - Upgrade to Bootstrap 3.3.6 and Font Awesome 4.5.0


        - ** 0.3.4 SEP. 9th 2015**
               - Adding basic WooCommerce support
               - Cleanup for submitting to wordpress.org
               - Removing _s SASS ... no need for basic styling. Thats Bootstrap´s job.


        - ** 0.3.1 AUG. 12th 2015**
               - Adding bower dependency manager and replacing GRUNT taskrunner with GULP

        - ** 0.3.0 Mar. 23th 2015**
               - Streamlining some code, adding extra "sticky" area (sticky posts above the main content area inside an extra loop). Fixing some child theme issues (now its really child theme ready...really...trust me...)

        - ** 0.2.9 Mar. 10th 2015**
               - Adding a new theme customizer option. It lets you add a code snippet right before the closing </body> tag.
               For example for Google Analytics, Google Tag Mananger, Pingdom etc. Just copy and past your code to the input field and save the setting.
               So you don´t have to edit the theme source file´s directly and your theme stay´s updateable

        - ** 0.2.8 Feb. 6th 2015**
               - Adding Grunt and Grunt SASS task


        - ** 0.2.7 Jan. 26th 2015**
               - Adding some basic theme option for the build-in slider script

        - ** 0.2.6 Dec. 28th 2014**
                - CLean up


        - ** 0.2 Dec. 22th 2014**
                - Adding Jasny Off-Canvas nav and Owl.Carousel Slider script
                - Enqueue scipts and styled dynamically

        - ** 0.1 Dec. 10th 2014 - First commit**

Basic Features

  • Combines Underscore’s PHP/JS files and Bootstrap’s HTML/CSS/JS.
  • Comes with Bootstrap (v4) Sass source files and additional .scss files. Nicely sorted and ready to add your own variables and customize the Bootstrap variables.
  • Uses a single and minified CSS file for all the basic stuff.
  • Font Awesome integration (v4.6.3)
  • Comes with extra slider script by Owl Carousel (v2.1.4)
  • Jetpack ready.
  • WooCommerce support.
  • Child Theme ready.
  • Translation ready.

Starter Theme + HTML Framework = WordPress Theme Framework

The _s theme is a good starting point to develop a WordPress theme. But it is “just” a raw starter theme. That means it outputs all the WordPress stuff correctly but without any layout or design. Why not add a well known and supported layout framework to have a solid, clean and responsive foundation? That’s where Bootstrap comes in.

Confused by All the CSS and Sass Files?

Some basics about the Sass and CSS files that come with UnderStrap:

  • The theme itself uses the /style.cssfile just to identify the theme inside of WordPress. The file is not loaded by the theme and does not include any styles.

  • The /css/theme.css and it´s minified little brother /css/theme.min.css file(s) provides all styles. It is composed of five different SCSS sets and one variable file at /sass/theme.scss:

                - 1 "theme/theme_variables";  // <--------- Add your variables into this file. Also add variables to overwrite Bootstrap or UnderStrap variables here
                - 2 "../src/bootstrap-sass/assets/stylesheets/bootstrap";  // <--------- All the Bootstrap stuff - Don´t edit this!
                - 3 "understrap/understrap"; // <--------- Some basic WordPress stylings and needed styles to combine Boostrap and Underscores
                - 4 "../src/fontawesome/scss/font-awesome"; // <--------- Font Awesome Icon styles
    
                // Any additional imported files //
                - 5 "theme/theme";  // <--------- Add your styles into this file
    
  • Don’t edit the files no. 2-4 files/filesets or you won’t be able to update it without overwriting your own work!

  • Your design goes into: /sass/theme. Add your styles to the /sass/theme/_theme.scss file and your variables to the /sass/theme/_theme_variables.scss. Or add other .scss files into it and @import it into /sass/theme/_theme.scss.

Installation

  • Download the understrap folder from GitHub or from understrap.com
  • IMPORTANT: If you download it from GitHub make sure you rename the "understrap-master.zip" file just to "understrap.zip" or you might have problems using child themes !!
  • Upload it into your WordPress installation subfolder here: /wp-content/themes/
  • Login to your WordPress backend
  • Go to Appearance → Themes
  • Activate the UnderStrap theme

Developing With npm, Gulp and SASS and [Browser Sync][1]

Installing Dependencies

  • Make sure you have installed Node.js and Browser-Sync* (* optional, if you wanna use it) on your computer globally
  • Then open your terminal and browse to the location of your UnderStrap copy
  • Run: $ npm install and then: $ gulp copy-assets

Running

To work and compile your Sass files on the fly start:

  • $ gulp watch

Or, to run with Browser-Sync:

  • First change the browser-sync options to reflect your environment in the file /gulpfile.js in the beginning of the file:
var browserSyncOptions = {
    proxy: "localhost/theme_test/", // <----- CHANGE HERE 
    notify: false
};
  • then run: $ gulp watch-bs

How to Use the Build-In Widget Slider

The front-page slider is widget driven. Simply add more than one widget to widget position “Hero”.

  • Click on Appearance → Widgets.
  • Add two, or more, widgets of any kind to widget area “Hero”.
  • That’s it.

[1] Visit http://browsersync.io for more information on Browser Sync

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