Ever since I discovered Timber library for WordPress, I’ve become fond of it. It makes developing themes a breeze and cuts development time straight to half. In this article we’ll learn more about branch, a starter theme built using Timber library.
branch is a Bootstrap based responsive starter theme with the goodness of Timber.
- Uses Timber library
- Uses Less
- NPM as package manager
- Integrated with Grunt build tool
Installation and Usage
To get started
- Clone the repo into the themes directory of your WordPress installation:
git clone https://github.com/JeyKeu/branch.git your-theme-name
- Change to the
- Remove the
.gitdirectory and run
git initto initialize your own git repo
- Open up
style.cssand modify theme name and other details to your liking
http://localhostto match your WordPress installation URL.
- Make sure you have
nodejsinstalled and run
You write all your css in
less/site.less and is already compiled and referenced in your
style.css out-of-the-box. So as long as
grunt watch is running and you make any changes, they are compiled, merged and minified into
Do give it a shot and if you like it do star the repository on GitHub and also don’t forget to tell your friends about it.
As Bootstrap 4 was released months ago, an update is due one me and its about of time when I can update it to the latest Bootstrap. If you are willing please send a pull request, I’ll be more than happy to take any help.
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