_strap is a starter theme for WordPress. It has the goal of integrating Twitter's bootstrap (https://github.com/twitter/bootstrap) into Automattic's _s (https://github.com/Automattic/_s) with the smallest possible changeset.
_strap works with Bootstrap
the Bootstrap version is still available at its own branch
Like its big brother _s, _strap is not intended as Parent theme, rather as starting point to build a custom theme from scratch. This means you will have to replace all internal references to _s with your new theme's name. No worries, you don't have to do it by hand: _strap includes an automatic process - just follow the instructions below.
- Download the .zip
- Unpack it to your /wp-content/themes directory.
- Log in to your WordPress backend and activate it
- You will notice a new "Build theme" item in the Appearence section of the admin menu - go there
- Choose the name and slug of your new _strap-based, custom theme; when you submit the form, _strap will be cloned to /wp-content/themes/, in a new folder named after your theme's slug.
- That's it. Unless you plan on starting your theme from scratch over an over, like you had some kind of compulsive writer's block, you can now delete /wp-content/themes/_strap all together and start working on your brand new theme.
What you get
No bloat, just the bare minimum to make _s work with Bootstrap; most of it you'll find in /inc/functions-strap-php
- a filter and a custom walker to turn a wp_nav_menu() into a Bootstrap navbar
- filters for captioned images and oembeds
- Bootstrap styled comment and search forms
- Bootstrap responsive grid semantically applied to the original _s markup
What you put
- You can customize the original Bootstrap LESS files - in particular /bootstrap/less/variables.less
- You should add your custom styles at the end of /style.less and/or in extra .less files you should then
- After changes you should compile /style.less to /style.css
- Of course you should edit any of the actual theme .php files as you see fit, exactly like you would do with ant other starter theme; if you alter the markup structure of the theme, i.e. create a different grid, you should use either use the orginal Bootsrap classes or the mixins Bootstrap provides to attach the same behaviour to any element.
- Italian, by @FrancescoGavello
Have you translated _strap into another language? Submit a pull request now!
Made with _strap
Here are some live websites using themes made with _strap
Made something with _strap? Submit a pull request with your screenshot to the _strap_made branch