Underscores.Me is a free service from the developers of WordPress and Automattic but still its not much popular like other WordPress services. Underscores provides you a starter WordPress theme which is not intended to be a parent theme. You can hack it with your own codes and there will be no waiting for its updates to come in future.
The theme is created to be hacked and hence you can use all its template files for making it your theme. This theme is a great help if you are a web designer who designs WP themes for the client sites and blogs.
Its easy to download; simply visit Underscores.Me then give your theme a name, click generate button to download you theme. After downloading your theme you can upload it to your WordPress site, activate then start your editing and make it yours.
Why Use Underscores.Me ?[list style=”thumbs”]
- A just right amount of lean, well-commented, modern, HTML5 templates.
- A helpful 404 template.
- A optional sample custom header implementation in
- Custom template tags in
inc/template-tags.phpthat keep your templates clean and neat and prevent code duplication.
- Some small tweaks in
/inc/extras.phpthat can improve your theming experience.
- Keyboard navigation for image attachment templates, in
- A script at
js/small-menu.jsthat makes your menu a toggled dropdown on small screens (like your phone), ready for CSS artistry.
- 5 sample CSS layouts in
/layouts: Two sidebars on the left, two sidebars on the right, a sidebar on either side of your content, and two-column layouts with sidebars on either side.
- Smartly organized starter CSS in
style.cssthat will help you to quickly get your design off the ground.
- The GPL license in license.txt. Use it to make something cool.