Foundation is a Grav theme using Zurb's Foundation front-end framework.
Installing the Foundation theme can be done in one of two ways. The GPM (Grav Package Manager) installation method enables you to quickly and easily install the theme with a simple terminal command, while the manual method enables you to do so via a zip file.
GPM Installation (Preferred)
The simplest way to install this theme is via the Grav Package Manager (GPM) through your system's Terminal (also called the command line). From the root of your Grav install type:
bin/gpm install foundation
This will install the Foundation theme into your
/user/themes directory within Grav. Its files can be found under
To install this theme, just download the zip version of this repository and unzip it under
/your/site/grav/user/themes. Then, rename the folder to
foundation. You can find these files either on GitHub or via GetGrav.org.
You should now have all the theme files under
NOTE: This theme is a modular component for Grav which requires the AdvancedPageCache and PreCache plugins.
To install the required plugins, from the root of your Grav install type:
bin/gpm install advanced-pagecache bin/gpm install precache
As development for the Foundation theme continues, new versions may become available that add additional features and functionality, improve compatibility with newer Grav releases, and generally provide a better user experience. Updating Antimatter is easy, and can be done through Grav's GPM system, as well as manually.
GPM Update (Preferred)
The simplest way to update this theme is via the Grav Package Manager (GPM). You can do this with this by navigating to the root directory of your Grav install using your system's Terminal (also called command line) and typing the following:
bin/gpm update foundation
This command will check your Grav install to see if your Foundation theme is due for an update. If a newer release is found, you will be asked whether or not you wish to update. To continue, type
y and hit enter. The theme will automatically update and clear Grav's cache.
Manually updating Foundation is pretty simple. Here is what you will need to do to get this done:
- Delete the
- Download the new version of the Foundation theme from either GitHub or GetGrav.org.
- Unzip the zip file in
your/site/user/themesand rename the resulting folder to
- Clear the Grav cache. The simplest way to do this is by going to the root Grav directory in terminal and typing
Note: Any changes you have made to any of the files listed under this directory will also be removed and replaced by the new set. Any files located elsewhere (for example a YAML settings file placed in
user/config/themes) will remain intact.
- Lightweight and minimal for optimal performance
- Fully responsive with off-page mobile navigation
- SCSS based CSS source files for easy customization
- Built-in support for on-page navigation
- Multiple page template types
- Fontawesome icon support
Supported Page Templates
- Default view template
- Blog view template
- Error view template
- Blog item vew template
- Modular view templates:
- Features Modular view template
- Showcase Modular view template
- Text Modular view template
- SnipCart view template
If you want to set Foundation as the default theme, you can do so by following these steps:
- Navigate to
- Open the system.yaml file.
- Change the
- Save your changes.
- Clear the Grav cache. The simplest way to do this is by going to the root Grav directory in Terminal and typing
Once this is done, you should be able to see the new theme on the frontend. Keep in mind any customizations made to the previous theme will not be reflected as all of the theme and templating information is now being pulled from the foundation folder.
The Foundation theme includes a Gulp script to compile the SCSS into CSS. You'll need to install NPM, Bower and Gulp for this. If you have NPM installed this is pretty simple. From the Foundation theme directory (
/user/themes/foundation), type the following:
npm install --global gulp npm install --save-dev gulp npm install bower install
This will install all the required packages.
When in development you can run:
to watch your SCSS files for changes and compile the CSS.