Overview

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.

Ethos

CSS

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.

PHP

Action uses PHP 5.3+ closures to leave a totally anonymous footprint.

Hooks

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.

Usage

Theme

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.

Install

  1. FTP the unzipped download(s) into /wp-content/themes/.
  2. Go to wp-adminAppearanceThemes to activate.

Modifiers

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.

hide-excerpts
hides .entry-summary
hide-tagline
hides .site-tagline
hide-byline
hide .byline
void-thumbnails
omits markup for 'post-thumbnails'
void-avatars
omits markup for comment avatars
l-lsidebar
puts sidebar on left
l-rsidebar
puts sidebar on right