Wordless’s documentation



Wordless is an opinionated WordPress plugin + starter theme that dramatically speeds up and enhances your custom theme creation. Some of its features are:

  • A structured, organized and clean theme organization
  • Scaffold a new theme directly within wp-cli
  • Write PHP templates with PUG templating language
  • Write CSS stylesheets using the awesome SCSS syntax
  • Write Javascript logic in ES2015
  • A growing set of handy and documented PHP helper functions ready to be used within your views
  • Preconfigured support to MailHog mail-catcher.
  • Development workflow backed by WebPack, BrowserSync (with live reload), WP-CLI, Yarn. All the standards you already know, all the customizations you may need.

Wordless is a micro-framework for custom themes development. Thus is a product intended for developers.

A compiled Wordless theme will run on any standard Wordpress installation.

Wordless does not alter any core functionality, thus it is compatible with reasonably any generic plugin.


A list of known bugs, wip and improvements this documentation needs


Ooook, but we need to be a bit more exhaustive and clear about the fact that once the theme is built, we can really just scp it to a server.

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This page is orphan: it’s not listed in any navigation

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There is a note with a ref to wordless_acf_gutenberg_blocks_views_path but the ref apparently does not exists

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Please find me a home and delete me

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Page Template Wordpress’ feature has to be updated on GitHub in order to reflect new PUG templating practices

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