Bones: A New Starter Theme for WordPress


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If you are planning to develop a new WordPress for your website or to start working with WordPress development for clients I recommend that you take a look at a new project called Bones.

The project creators call it a “starter theme”. It’s basically a foundation theme that you can modify and build upon. The difference from WordPress frameworks is that those are usually bloated with features and that you need to work under specific constraints, but with Bones you only have the bare minimum and you are allowed to change/create things as needed.

Another important aspect is that the theme is mobile-ready. It already comes with a responsive design/CSS structure that will adapt itself to any device and screen resolution.

To seal the deal the project is free and open source under the WTFPL license (the actual license is pretty funny, check it out), which means you can do pretty much whatever you want with it.

The guys from Tuts+ also have a tutorial explaining how you can get started with the Bones theme.

Even if you are not going to use the theme immediately keep an eye on the project, as I suspect it might grow into something quite useful and popular within the WordPress community.

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5 Responses to “Bones: A New Starter Theme for WordPress”

  • Esteban

    An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a co-worker who had been conducting a little homework on this. And he actually bought me lunch due to the fact that I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to talk about this matter here on your web site.

  • Erfan @ WordPress Beginner Videos

    Great theme idea for anyone who has just started using WordPress as their website platform, or launching a new site.

    It will be interesting to see how this theme develops in the future.

  • Ibrahim Kamrul Shafin

    Again starting a new blog? Ok. that can be nice, though.

    The truth is, I have also started a new blog. It’s actually an organization. Will of course think about what you said here.

    Thanks to Daniel.

  • jorge jacobo

    Everyday I learn more about WordPress so a basic theme is what I need. I actually enjoy experimenting with CSS. I am going to check it out! 😉

  • Ehsan Ullah

    Thanks for letting us know about the awesome theme Daniel. It’s really a daunting task finding a theme with such features which bones has.

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