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Hi. I'm a starter theme called _s, or 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.

branch: master
Octocat-spinner-32 inc _s: Update function return values. March 30, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 js Removed addEvent support April 15, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 languages _s: Resolve merge conflicts from master branch. March 30, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 layouts _s: Use `<main>` element for main content. July 30, 2013
Octocat-spinner-32 404.php Add tab to indent 404.php(L43 to L45). April 18, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 CONTRIBUTING.md _s: Add context for translations and styles. April 21, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 README.md Merge pull request #387 from aahan/patch-1 February 24, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 archive.php _s: Simplify author template. December 21, 2013
Octocat-spinner-32 comments.php There is no more _s_comment() in inc/template-tags.php February 07, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 content-none.php Rename no-results.php to content-none.php October 13, 2013
Octocat-spinner-32 content-page.php Remove the entry-meta class from footer element's in content template… March 03, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 content-single.php _s: Restore class delimiter in closing comment. March 06, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 content.php Remove the entry-meta class from footer element's in content template… March 03, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 footer.php Sanitizing URL February 24, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 functions.php _s: Encourage the use of sidebar descriptions. April 10, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 header.php Remove wpcom actions February 10, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 index.php _s: Split navigation template tag in context-specific tags. November 24, 2013
Octocat-spinner-32 page.php _s: Use verbose syntax for conditionals in templates. November 24, 2013
Octocat-spinner-32 rtl.css _s: initial fork of Toolbox January 07, 2012
Octocat-spinner-32 screenshot.png increase screenshot size to 880x660 to 3.8 theme standards January 13, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 search.php _s: Split navigation template tag in context-specific tags. November 24, 2013
Octocat-spinner-32 sidebar.php Remove wpcom actions February 10, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 single.php _s: Split navigation template tag in context-specific tags. November 24, 2013
Octocat-spinner-32 style.css _s: Simplify gallery styles. April 11, 2014
README.md

_s

Hi. I'm a starter theme called _s, or 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 sample custom header implementation in inc/custom-header.php that can be activated by uncommenting one line in functions.php and adding the code snippet found in the comments of inc/custom-header.php to your header.php template.
  • Custom template tags in inc/template-tags.php that keep your templates clean and neat and prevent code duplication.
  • Some small tweaks in inc/extras.php that can improve your theming experience.
  • A script at js/navigation.js that makes your menu a toggled dropdown on small screens (like your phone), ready for CSS artistry. It's enqueued in functions.php.
  • 2 sample CSS layouts in layouts for a sidebar on either side of your content.
  • Smartly organized starter CSS in style.css that will help you to quickly get your design off the ground.
  • Licensed under GPLv2 or later. :) Use it to make something cool.

Getting Started

If you want to keep it simple, head over to http://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 - then you'll need to do a five-step find and replace on the name in all the templates.

  1. Search for '_s' (inside single quotations) to capture the text domain.
  2. Search for _s_ to capture all the function names.
  3. Search for Text Domain: _s in style.css.
  4. Search for  _s (with a space before it) to capture DocBlocks.
  5. Search for _s- to capture prefixed handles.

OR

  • Search for: '_s' and replace with: 'megatherium'
  • Search for: _s_ and replace with: megatherium_
  • Search for: Text Domain: _s and replace with: Text Domain: megatherium in style.css.
  • Search for:  _s and replace with:  Megatherium
  • Search for: _s- and replace with: megatherium-

Then, update the stylesheet header in style.css and the links in footer.php with your own information. 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. :)

Good luck!

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