This is the theme in use for the blogs hosted at blog.gov.uk. It is currently in beta.
Clone the theme:
% cd wp-content/themes % git clone https://github.com/dxw/govuk-blogs.git
This will give you a functioning theme, but if you want to hack on it there are assets that need compiling. See the Development section.
Open MRs directly to
master. We don't use a
develop branch, as this is a theme repo rather than an app, so it doesn't trigger any deployments. Deploys are triggered by updating the whippet files in the apps that use this theme.
If it's in build, don't touch it because it'll get overwritten.
JS and SASS files live in assets/js and assets/css. To compile them when they change run this:
% yarn run grunt watch
Images can be optimised like so:
% yarn run grunt img
This theme is based on GOV.UK Frontend.
To update the composer modules:
% composer update
Use the semantic versioning standard.
The version should be updated in
style.css, and the appropriate commit tagged as
This theme uses
Help and bug reports
If you get stuck with something we might be able to help (but can't guarantee it). We're always happy to receive bug reports (or, even better, pull requests).
If you'd like to get in touch about anything to do with this theme, please use the issue tracker on GitHub: https://github.com/dxw/govuk-blogs/issues
GPLv2 or later (see LICENSE.txt)