A Lightweight WordPress Starter Theme
Temperance is a virtue. It's about doing enough without doing too much. In a word - moderation. Temperance provides a solid, modern foundation, without getting in your way. Temperance is a WordPress starter theme, built using accessible HTML5 markup, with progressive enhancement in mind. Because accessibility is essential for a modern, open web, Temperance strives to be accessible by design. Use the latest version of Temperance when creating a new WordPress theme.
Check back often to get the latest improvements. Want to help make Temperance better and more accessible? Just create a pull request. I'm open to contributions. :)
Theme Development Checklist
During Your Theme Development
[ ] Use semantic HTML to develop your theme [ ] Use accessible design techniques [ ] Set $content_width - see the Codex Page [ ] Design the "Page Not Found" Error page (404.php) [ ] Update your readme.txt [ ] Test your theme with Theme Unit Test plugin. [ ] Check required accessibility items [ ] Check all registered menus are being used [ ] Internationalize - wrap your string with WordPress' I18N functions [ ] Develop your theme using the WordPress coding standard [ ] Chect that your theme follows UI Best Practices [ ] Which Post Formats will you support? [ ] Ensure you are including your CSS and JS correctly.
[ ] Create Theme Assets for the WordPress.org - Custom Header - Custom Logo [ ] Create a customizer class to manage theme options - see sample in library/classes [ ] analyze your theme using VIP theme scanner If you're publishing it WordPress VIP theme [ ] Analyze your site with http://cssstats.com [ ] Update the admin footer text in temperance_custom_admin_footer() - delete function if unwanted
After you theme development is complete
[ ] Update Version in style.css, readme.txt, README.md, and CHANGELOG.md [ ] Theme description - Describe your theme for WordPress.org users [ ] Theme tags - Update your theme tags for the WordPress.org repository [ ] Check the License in style.css - Is the GPL what you want? [ ] Create Favicons [ ] Create Icons for Apple and Windows devices [ ] Create screenshot.png (1200w x 900h) [ ] Create a theme README.md from sample.README.md
Submit Bugs & or Fixes: https://github.com/andrewwoods/temperance/issues