Today I released a boilerplate on GitHub which helps you to start developing your wordpress theme… quite fast.
Using the boilerplate I created – link – you can create and develop your theme in zero time. Just clone the repository, install the dependencies and you are good to go.
The boilerplate even has a
composer.json file in case you want to use PHP Composer in your development workflow (for example Bedrock).
The tools I’ve used in this repository are:
- Sass (scss)
Here is a full list of what you can do after just cloning the repository and installing the depencies:
- You can use TypeScript immediately. If you want, you can import React, just make sure to install it via
- You can use Sass (scss). Many themes provide scss source files and some libraries (like bootstrap).
- You can use Composer and dependencies – define your PHP dependencies easily in the
The template contains only one
index.php which echoes a string when the template is installed. Except
/assets/ there is no other specific folder structure the template provides – you are free to design your php code as you wish. Even
/assets/ is adjustable in the
gulpfile.js, in case you want even more flexibily or just to reorder the file structure.