Getting Started with Foundation and WordPress



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We’ve all heard of frameworks that combine the power of Twitter Bootstrap and WordPress. Many developers use these frameworks and boilerplates to speed up development with their custom WordPress themes. What a lot of people don’t realize is that there are boilerplates and frameworks for ZURB Foundation 5 as well.

Let’s take a look at getting started with Foundation and WordPress.

There are a lot of resources out there that will help you get started. The first thing you need to decide, is whether you’re going to use an existing boilerplate, or if you are going to combine Foundation 5 and WordPress yourself. Combining WordPress and Foundation 5 can be a tremendous amount of work, and considering that many other developers have already done it, it would be much easier to try their boilerplate first, and customize it for your needs.

Some of these starter themes in frameworks are more complicated than the others. It’s important that you take a look at the documentation before downloading any of these and getting started.

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Great article,

For those who like to use twig for there templating but also love wordpress please take a look at my foundation theme called underwood. underwood theme site.



Nice article! I hadn't realized there were other themes aside from Joints and Foundation Press. It looks like Joints is a good starter theme for those unfamiliar with technologies like Bower/Grunt etc. Both Foundation and FoundationPress assume that if you're using their goods, you must be using these other frameworks/software as well. I'm glad there are simpler alternatives. I actually had to figure out how to manually hook up Foundation as I was unable to dedicate time to learning some of the new technologies that they recommended. Wrote about it here if anyone's curious.

I also wanted to mention that Orbit seems to be deprecated in Foundation 5, so for those looking for an alternative, they can try Slick. That seems to be the one Foundation recommends on their features documentation when you look up Orbit:

Thanks for the good read. smile


It's the subject of one recent article I wrote in french, on my beginner blog : "getting started with Foundation on an Underscores wp theme" ... thanks for yours !


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