action is a HTML5 WordPress parent theme whose defaults are minimal and efficient. It affords extreme flexibility via CSS and hooks . Its clean semantic HTML provides accessibility and SEO out of the box. Its mobile-first CSS adapts to any device.
Action takes a mobile-first approach to responsive design by using basic mobile-friendly defaults. Its layout modifiers apply only to screens that can accomodate them. IE8- gracefully degrades to the mobile view.
Action uses PHP 5.3+ closures to leave a totally anonymous footprint.
Action uses actions and filters to great effect. Child-theme developers can modularly customize without overriding many theme files. Template files each serve a unique exact purpose. Sequence is facilitated entirely via action hooks. Action separates template markup from where/when it is used. This modular setup affords DRY child themes.
Use action standalone or accompanied by a child theme. Child themes let developers remix a parent theme in a safe seamless manner. Child-theme template files override parent ones. To customize beyond the parent modifiers, use a child theme. subaction is a starter child theme designed to faciliate safe customization.
- FTP the unzipped download(s) into /wp-content/themes/.
- Go to wp-admin → Appearance → Themes to activate.
The parent CSS contains modifiers for layout, display, and markup. Modifiers allow features to be easily flipped on/off. Modifiers can be applied to the
'body_class' hook via Skins. Child themes can create their own modifiers. See the parent CSS.
- omits markup for
- omits markup for comment avatars
- puts sidebar on left
- puts sidebar on right