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Latest commit 99eb037 Nov 27, 2016 @scottaohara scottaohara committed with oriSomething Footer and search updates (#157)
* removal of title attribute on footer links

titles should only be used if a link's visible text does not appropriately describe the destination of the link.  

the titles that were removed were merely duplicates of the visible text, so there was no benefit in keeping them.

* Update searchform.php

role="search" can not be placed on a ```<form>``` element, as it will overwrite the form's inherent role.  Instead, the search role should be applied to a ```<div>``` that wraps all the elements that make up the search component, within the ```<form>```.

Inputs should always have an a label associated with them. To rectify this, I've added an ```aria-label="Search:" to stand in for the label element.  

Removed the ```role="button"``` from the submit button, as it's redundant to the inherent semantics of the button element.


HTML5 Blank

Powerful shell for rapidly deploying your WordPress projects.

Getting Started with HTML5 Blank

  • Go to the Wordpress' theme folder (.../wp-content/themes)
  • In CLI, run: git clone https://github.com/toddmotto/html5blank.git
  • cd html5blank and then npm install and then bower install (you'll need gulp install as well)
  • gulp watch will enable livereload and development version
  • gulp build for distribute version with minified js and css files
  • NOTE: src and dist folders can live happily together inside the same folder (html5blank) that in the theme folder. You'll have two different instances of the theme within Appearance > Themes panel inside the admin

Get involved! Make HTML5 Blank better

There are a few ways to get involved, submit a Pull Request, or submit a comment on the website - html5blank.com



  • Basic Semantic HTML5 Markup
  • W3C Valid Code Foundations
  • Responsive Ready, ViewPort meta data
  • HTML Class support for IE7, IE8, IE9 Conditionals (HTML5 Boilerplate)
  • Clean, neatly organised code, with PHP annotations

jQuery + JavaScript

  • Replaced built-in WordPress enqueue with Google CDN
  • Protocol relative jQuery if Google CDN offline (HTML5 Boilerplate)
  • Conditionizr for cross-platform/device detects and enhancements
  • Modernizr feature detection, HTML5 element support for legacy, progressive enhancement (HTML5 Boilerplate)
  • DOM Ready JavaScript file setup (scripts.js) for instant JavaScript development
  • JavaScript files enqueued using WordPress functions into wp_head


  • HTML5 Boilerplate reset
  • Media Queries framework for instant development using @media
  • @font-face empty framework with Fonts folder setup ready for new custom fonts
  • CSS3 custom selection styles
  • Inline print styles (HTML5 Boilerplate)
  • Body element config, including Optimize Legibility for kerning and font-smoothing
  • Replaced focus styles to avoid blue blur in field elements, replaced with border
  • Stylesheet enqueued using WordPress functions into wp_head

Preloaded Functions (functions.php)

  • Enqueue Scripts functions setup
  • Enqueue Styles functions setup
  • Dynamic WordPress Menu Navigation Support, preloaded with 3 Dynamic menus
  • Cleaned up dynamic nav output (Remove outer 'div')
  • Remove all injected classes from nav items, ID's, Page ID's
  • Custom Post Type x1 preloaded for demonstration, supporting: Category, Tags, Post Thumbnails, Excerpts
  • Dynamic Sidebar with x2 Widget Areas, and sidebar.php setup
  • WordPress Thumbnail Support, no Plugin image cropping, custom Arrays and Thumbnail settings
  • Custom Excerpt callbacks, with changeable callback numbers
  • Replaced 'Read More' button for custom Excerpt callbacks
  • Demo Shortcodes included, with Nested Shortcode capability
  • Add Slug to body class (Starkers Theme credit)
  • wp_head functions stripped right down, remove excess injected junk
  • All functions annotated, categorised into sections, filters, actions, shortcodes etc.
  • Space for development, neatly organised code with Modules/External files

Theme Files and Functionality

  • Built in Pagination, no plugins (strips out prev + next post and gives page numbers)
  • Optimised Google Analytics in footer (HTML5 Boilerplate)
  • Widget Area Sidebar support, functions in place to get developing
  • Custom Search Form included (searchform.php) - fully editable
  • Tags support for showing Post Tags
  • Category support for showing the Category of post
  • Author support showing the author
  • Demo Custom Page Template for expansion


Thanks to all the awesome contributors!