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Exopite-starter child ready WordPress Theme based on _s

This is a WordPress starter theme, based on _s with some extra features and child theme

Using _s (Underscores), Bootstrap 4.1, Theme Hook Alliance, JavaScript Hooks, Font Awesome 4.7

I like underscores, Bootstrap and Theme Hook Alliance. it is existing underscores and Bootstrap UnderStrap or underscores and Theme Hook Alliance hook_s but not together, and because I do not want to start always from scratch, I build it for myself and for anybody who want it.

Child theme ready wordpres theme: this theme is not only child theme ready, child theme already included.

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 helpful full width page template.
  • A custom header implementation in include/custom-header.php just add the code snippet found in the comments of include/custom-header.php to your header.php template.
  • Custom template tags in include/template-tags.php that keep your templates clean and neat and prevent code duplication.
  • Some small tweaks in include/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.
  • Bootstrap 4.1 from CDN
  • Font Awesome 4.7 from CDN
  • Theme Hook Alliance
  • _s
  • JavaScript Hook and Filter system
  • Child theme ready, child theme included.

Getting Started (form original underscores/_s)

underscores/_s only

If you want to keep it simple, head over to 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.

underscores/_s and exopite-starter

If you want to set things up manually, download exopite-starter from GitHub. The first thing you want to do is copy the exopite-starter directory and change the name to something else (like, say, megatherium), and then you'll need to do a five-step find and replace on the name in all the templates.

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


  • Search for: 'exopite-starter' and replace with: 'megatherium'
  • Search for: exopite-starter_ and replace with: megatherium_
  • Search for: Text Domain: exopite-starter and replace with: Text Domain: megatherium in style.css.
  • Search for:  exopite-starter and replace with:  Megatherium
  • Search for: exopite-starter- 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 and happy coding!


= 20180415 - Apr 15 2018 =

  • Update: Update to Bootstrap 4.1.0

= 20180123 - Jan 23 2018 =

  • Update: Update to Bootstrap 4.0.0 (beta 3)

= 20171202 - Dec 02 2017 =

  • Update: Update to Bootstrap 4.0.0 beta 2

= 20170921 - Sep 21 2017 =

  • Update: Update to Bootstrap 4.0.0 beta

= 1.3 - 2017-06-12 =

  • Rename to avoid conflict with Exopite Theme
  • Child theme ready
  • Include child theme

= 1.2 - 2017-03-27 =

  • Update to newest _s
  • Fix: some minor code refactroing

= 1.1 - 2017-03-23 =

  • Add: Check ABSPATH for security
  • Add: Basic itemscope and itemtype for better SEO
  • Add: Header rel="canonical" for better SEO
  • Add: Enqueue scripts and styles with automatic versioning
  • Add: Lightweight JavaScript event/hook manager for WordPress
  • Fix: Code refactor and add some comments for better readability

= 1.0.1 =

  • Fix: Fix sidebar position
  • Fix: Remove tha_content_before() and tha_content_top() because it belong to content.php
  • Fix: Add btn Bootstrap class to submit button
  • Fix: Combine post meta to one function
  • Fix: JS: Add try catch for hooks

= 1.0 =

  • Initial release.


The GPL license of Exopite Frontend Notifications grants you the right to use, study, share (copy), modify and (re)distribute the software, as long as these license terms are retained.


If you use my program(s), I would greatly appreciate it if you kindly give me some suggestions/feedback. If you solve some issue or fix some bugs or add a new feature, please share with me or mke a pull request. (But I don't have to agree with you or necessarily follow your advice.)

Before open an issue please read the readme (if any :) ), use google and your brain to try to solve the issue by yourself. After all, Github is for developers.

My updates will be irregular, because if the current stage of the program fulfills all of my needs or I do not encounter any bugs, then I have nothing to do.

I provide no support. I wrote these programs for myself. For fun. For free. In my free time. It does not have to work for everyone. However, that does not mean that I do not want to help.

I've always tested my codes very hard, but it's impossible to test all possible scenarios. Most of the problem could be solved by a simple google search in a matter of minutes. I do the same thing if I download and use a plugin and I run into some errors/bugs.



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