Starter Theme + UI Framework == WordPress Theme Framework
The _s theme is a good starting point to develop a WordPress theme. But it is “just” a raw starter theme. That means it outputs all the WordPress stuff correctly but without any layout or design. Why not add a well known and supported layout framework to have a solid, clean and responsive foundation?
That’s where Bootstrap comes in.
- Combines Underscore’s PHP / JS files and Bootstrap’s HTML / CSS / JS.
- Comes with Bootstrap (v4) Sass source files and additional .scss files. Nicely sorted and ready to add your own variables and customize the Bootstrap variables.
- Uses a single minified CSS file for all the basic stuff.
- Font Awesome integration (v4.7.0).
- No sidebar, left sidebar, right sidebar, left and right sidebar general setting and override templates available.
- Support for several widget areas including hero header and hero slider on frontpage.
- Jetpack ready.
- WooCommerce support.
- Contact Form 7 support.
- Child Theme ready.
- Translation ready. Already available in 16 languages.
What is the difference between distributions on WordPress.org and Github?
The release on WordPress.org is the official stable version that is also available through WordPress built in theme installer.
The release on Github is the current development or “cutting edge” version. You can also download it from there. But you should use it at your own risk. You are also cordially invited to fork it from there, participate in UnderStrap´s development or post any issue you may stumble upon.