Foundationize: A WordPress & Foundation 6 Starter Theme ¶
If you are looking to use Foundation 6 in your WordPress theme this Foundation 6 starter theme was designed to be simple and extendible - use it as a parent theme or simply modify it to suit your needs.
Note: The steps below assume you have a PHP-enabled web server up and running.
Installing the Foundationize theme ¶
Download the code from github.com/foundationize/foundationize.
Note: Do not do a git clone from this repository - Unless you would like to contribute to it (great! contact us).
After extracting the zip file, you can rename the folder from 'foundationize-master' to 'foundationize'.
Upload (using FTP) the foundationize folder into your wp-content/themes directory of your WP installation.
Point your browser to your WP admin area of your WP installation, and navigate to Appearance > Themes.
Activate the Foundationize theme.
That's it, your theme is installed!
We highly recommend setting your permalinks to 'Post name' (In WP-Admin, go to Settings > Permalinks). This will ensure the pages created (see install config below) work correctly.
Post-install configuration ¶
After installing your theme, we recommend reading the following to understand the structure of the theme.
Activating the theme automatically inserts a few demo pages into your WP system:
(These are linked to in the header and will need your permalinks set to 'post name' to work)
- One (1A, 1B, 1C subpages), Two, Three
- Simple content pages.
- The frontpage. To change, go to WP Admin > Settings > Reading.
- Page where posts are listed.
- Contact & Thank you
- The contact and thank you (contact page's 'thanks for submitting') pages.
Upon theme activation, a menu is automatically created in the WP system.
To change the menu, go to WP Admin > Appearance > Menus.
By default, the sidebar is empty so will not appear on the homepage.
To make the sidebar appear, go to WP Admin > Appearance > Widgets and add some widgets to the sidebar.
To configure various theme options like social media button URLs, contact form email settings etc go to WP Admin > Foundationize (menu in LHS).