I’m Open Sourcing My Core Theme


The last few posts I’ve made on here were diving into the introductions of a Responsive Design (and I plan on finishing that series – work and life got the best of me), but since I started writing those I’ve taken the liberty upon myself to rewrite the boilerplate that I use on nearly every site I design and develop.  I’ve added functions here and there, but I’ve reached a bit of a stall as to what else I could do for it.

So, I’m turning it loose to see how other people use it.

Starting today, you can now download a copy of my “SNV Core Theme”.  It’s meant to be used as a child theme because I’m able to update it straight from the GitHub source – meaning, once I make an update, I can push it out automatically to everyone using it even though it’s not hosted on the repository.


Direct Download (Stable)

  1. You can click on this link to download the theme.
  2. Unzip it and upload it to your ‘wp-content/themes’ folder -OR- use the theme installer inside WordPress
  3. Activate
  4. You’ll need to create a child theme if you want to preserve the initial formatting.  Locate the folder name in your ‘themes’ folder – this is what you will use to define the Parent Theme in your child theme’s style.css file.
    (for more information on child themes, visit the WordPress Codex)

From Git

Use the command:
git clone git@github.com:studionashvegas/SNV-Core-Theme.git
to clone the repo.  Pull as needed.


Please, PLEASE fork this if you’re into this sort of thing.  You can visit the main repository site on GitHub. I’d love to see what other people are doing with this, and (if it’s OK) we may merge the changes into the main theme.  The layout is, for the most part, finished; now, I’m working on functionality!