The Magpie WordPress Framework integrates 3 core elements:
underscoresWordpress theme by Automatic
Foundation Frameworkby Zurb
Customizer Libraryby Devin Price
Why did we need create another theme framework? Simply put, we couldn't find one that included these specific elements and was also lean. In Magpie, there's no extra styles or personalized features that create bloat. We don't assume you want WooCommerce, extra sidebars or widget areas. None of that exists in this framework. It's just a clean starter template that you can use to begin every WordPress theme project without having to trim away the fat.
A Few Things To Know
This framework uses Sass precompiling. If you don't want to use Sass, the
/css/style.css stylesheet is already compiled. You can use standard CSS by editing that file directly.
Main styles are in
/css/style.css and they're compiled from
Only basic grid classes and template files have been added to the theme. No custom CSS for you to worry about stripping away if your project doesn't need it.
If you'd like to upgrade to a newer version of Foundation down the road just run:
More info about the Foundation Framework can be found at:
Underscores CSS has been replaced with Foundation styles with the exception of basic WordPress classes that it handles really well like .alignright, .alignleft, .sticky, etc. These classes are loaded in the “1.0 Underscores” section of /sass/style.scss
underscores. They were redundent features that are now handled by either
Foundation or the
More info about the
underscores theme can be found at:
Customizer Library currently supports these options:
- Select (Typography) / Google Fonts
More info on Customizer Library usage can be found at:
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