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Roots WordPress Theme


3.5.0: July 30th, 2011

  • Complete rewrite of theme options based on Twenty Eleven
  • CSS frameworks: refactored code and added default classes for each framework
  • CSS frameworks: added support for Adapt.js and LESS
  • CSS frameworks: added option for None
  • Added support for WPML and theme translation
  • Added option for cleaner nav menu output
  • Added option for FOUT-B-Gone
  • Added authorship rel attribute to post author link
  • Activation bugfix for pages being added multiple times
  • Bugfixes to the root relative URL function
  • Child themes will now load their CSS automatically and properly
  • HTML5 Boilerplate updates (including Normalize.css, Modernizr 2.0, and Respond.js)
  • Cleaner way of including HTML5 Boilerplate's .htaccess
  • Added hooks & actions (and moved lots of code into them)
  • Renamed includes/ directory to inc/
  • Added a blank inc/roots-custom.php file

3.2.4: May 19th, 2011

  • Bugfixes
  • Matching latest changes to HTML5 Boilerplate and Blueprint CSS
  • Updated jQuery to 1.6.1

3.2.3: May 10th, 2011

  • Bugfixes
  • Added language_attributes() to <html>
  • Matching latest changes to HTML5 Boilerplate and Blueprint CSS
  • Updated jQuery to 1.6

3.2.2: April 24th, 2011

  • Bugfixes

3.2.1: April 20th, 2011

  • Added support for child themes

3.2.0: April 15th, 2011

  • Added support for the 1140px Grid
  • Updated the conditional comment code to match latest changes to HTML5 Boilerplate

3.1.1: April 7th, 2011

  • Fixed relative path function to work correctly when WordPress is installed in a subdirectory
  • Updated jQuery to 1.5.2
  • Fixed comments to show avatars correctly

3.1.0: April 1st, 2011

  • Added support for thanks to John Liuti
  • Added more onto the .htaccess from HTML5 Boilerplate
  • Made the theme directory and name renamable

3.0.0: March 28th, 2011

  • Changed name from BB to Roots
  • Updated various areas to match the latest changes to HTML5 Boilerplate
  • Changed the theme markup based on hCard/Readability Guidelines and work by Jonathan Neal
  • Theme activation now creates the navigation menus and automatically sets their locations
  • Permalink structure is now set to /%year%/%postname%/ for performance reasons
  • Uploads folder is now /assets/ and not organized by month and date
  • All static folders in /wp-content/themes/roots/ (css/, js/, img/) now rewrite to the root (/css/, /js/, /img/)
  • /wp-content/plugins/ now rewrites to /plugins/
  • More root relative URLs on WordPress functions
  • Search results (/?s=query) now rewrites to /search/query/
  • l10n.js is deregistered
  • Gallery shortcode has been changed to output <figure> and <figcaption> and now links to the file by default
  • Added more loop.php templates
  • Made the HTML editor have a monospaced font
  • Added front-page.php
  • Updated CSS for Gravity Forms 1.5
  • Added searchform.php template

2.4.0: January 25th, 2011

  • Added a notification when saving the theme settings
  • Added support for navigation menus
  • Created function that makes sure there is a Home page on theme activation
  • Updated various areas to match the latest changes to HTML5 Boilerplate

2.3.0: December 8th, 2010

  • Logo is no longer an <h1>
  • Added ARIA roles again
  • Changed ul#nav to nav#nav-main
  • Added vCard to footer
  • Made all URL's root relative
  • Added Twitter and Facebook widgets to footer
  • Added SEO optimized robots.txt from WordPress codex

2.2.0: September 20th, 2010

  • Added asynchronous Google Analytics
  • Updated .htaccess with latest changes from HTML5 Boilerplate

2.1.0: August 19th, 2010

  • Removed optimizeLegibility from headings
  • Updated jQuery to latest version
  • Implemented HTML5 Boilerplate .htaccess

2.0.1: August 2nd, 2010

  • Added some presentational CSS classes
  • Added footer widget
  • Added more Gravity Forms default styling

2.0.0: July 19th, 2010

  • Added HTML5 Boilerplate changes
  • Implemented loop.php
  • wp_head cleanup
  • Added page-subpages.php template

1.5.0: April 15th, 2010

  • Integrated Paul Irish's frontend-pro-template (the original HTML5 Boilerplate)

1.0.0: December 18th, 2009

  • Added Blueprint CSS to Starkers


Scott Walkinshaw, Matthew Price, Kyle Geminden, Steve Jothen, John Liuti, Jeremiah Wall, Jenny Jui-Shan Liang, Mason Stewart, Dejan Panovski, Cesar Vargas, Matthew Wrather


Major components:

  • HTML5 Boilerplate: The Unlicense
  • Blueprint CSS: Modified MIT License
  • 960 Grid System: MIT/GPL License
  • The 1140px Grid: CC BY-SA 3.0 Australia License
  • Modernizr: MIT/BSD License
  • jQuery: MIT/GPL License

Everything else:


Roots is a starting WordPress theme made for developers that's based on HTML5 Boilerplate, Blueprint CSS/960 Grid System/1140 Grid and Starkers that will help you rapidly create brochure sites and blogs.