Introducing SitePoint Base Theme for WordPress

Introducing SitePoint Base Theme for WordPress

SitePoint Base Theme

[special]There are thousands of WordPress themes available, with endless choices for both users and developers. The problem is that, while most of them look nice on the front end, they are bloated and lack quality — not ideal for what is the most important element of any WordPress project.[/special]

As you know, SitePoint is a hub for developers to share their passion for building incredible Internet things. SitePoint also actively works on its own products, and I’m excited to share the news that we’ve been working on a new starter theme called SitePoint Base Theme.

It’s only at v0.1, but it already ticks the boxes for me as the perfect starter theme.

Let’s take a quick look at the main features:

100% Free: Open Source GPL 2.0

In the true spirit of the WordPress.org project, SitePoint Base Theme is Open Source and free.

High Performance

It’s one of the (if not the) fastest base themes I’ve worked with. It’s incredibly lightweight and minimal — exactly what you want in a starter theme. It’s currently hitting 98/100 on the Pingdom Page Speed Test.

Code Quality

At the core of SitePoint Base Theme is code quality, currently passing the Theme Check QA test at 100% of 10,796 tests. Adhering to the latest WordPress coding standards and best practices is at the heart of SitePoint Base Theme, helping both users and developers future-proof their WordPress projects.

Mobile Optimized

With Google recently announcing they’ll be switching their index from desktop to mobile, a mobile-optimized site is even more important. SitePoint Base Theme has been built with mobile at the forefront, with a Google Mobile Test score of 100/100.

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