Sage is a WordPress starter theme with a modern development workflow.
- Sass for stylesheets
- Webpack for compiling assets, optimizing images, and concatenating and minifying files
- Browsersync for synchronized browser testing
- Blade as a templating engine
- Controller for passing data to Blade templates
- CSS framework (optional): Bootstrap 4, Bulma, Foundation, Tachyons, Tailwind
See a working example at roots-example-project.com.
Make sure all dependencies have been installed before moving on:
Install Sage using Composer from your WordPress themes directory (replace
your-theme-name below with the name of your theme):
# @ app/themes/ or wp-content/themes/ $ composer create-project roots/sage your-theme-name
To install the latest development version of Sage, add
dev-master to the end of the command:
$ composer create-project roots/sage your-theme-name dev-master
During theme installation you will have options to update
style.css theme headers, select a CSS framework, and configure Browsersync.
themes/your-theme-name/ # → Root of your Sage based theme ├── app/ # → Theme PHP │ ├── Controllers/ # → Controller files │ ├── admin.php # → Theme customizer setup │ ├── filters.php # → Theme filters │ ├── helpers.php # → Helper functions │ └── setup.php # → Theme setup ├── composer.json # → Autoloading for `app/` files ├── composer.lock # → Composer lock file (never edit) ├── dist/ # → Built theme assets (never edit) ├── node_modules/ # → Node.js packages (never edit) ├── package.json # → Node.js dependencies and scripts ├── resources/ # → Theme assets and templates │ ├── assets/ # → Front-end assets │ │ ├── config.json # → Settings for compiled assets │ │ ├── build/ # → Webpack and ESLint config │ │ ├── fonts/ # → Theme fonts │ │ ├── images/ # → Theme images │ │ ├── scripts/ # → Theme JS │ │ └── styles/ # → Theme stylesheets │ ├── functions.php # → Composer autoloader, theme includes │ ├── index.php # → Never manually edit │ ├── screenshot.png # → Theme screenshot for WP admin │ ├── style.css # → Theme meta information │ └── views/ # → Theme templates │ ├── layouts/ # → Base templates │ └── partials/ # → Partial templates └── vendor/ # → Composer packages (never edit)
app/setup.php to enable or disable theme features, setup navigation menus, post thumbnail sizes, and sidebars.
yarnfrom the theme directory to install dependencies
devUrlshould reflect your local development hostname
publicPathshould reflect your WordPress folder structure (
/wp-content/themes/sagefor non-Bedrock installs)
yarn start— Compile assets when file changes are made, start Browsersync session
yarn build— Compile and optimize the files in your assets directory
yarn build:production— Compile assets for production
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