There are some simple instructions in the theme
readme.txt on how to get started with our new starter theme, _s, but, to be honest, I’m not exactly the most reliable readme reader myself so here are those instructions with a bit more explanation.
The first thing you want to do is copy the
_s directory and change the name to something else. Like, say, megatherium.
Then you’ll need to do a three-step find and replace with your favorite text editor on the _s name in all the templates.
1. Search for _s inside single quotations to capture the text domain.
2. Search for _s_ for to capture all the function names
3. Search for _s with a space before it to replace all the occurrences of it in comments. (You’d replace this with the capitalized version of your theme name.)
Search for: _s (note the space before the name)
Replace with: Megatherium
Then, update the stylesheet header in style.css and the links in footer.php with your own information. Next, update or delete this readme — or anything else, really. That’s it! From this point on _s is yours to do with what you will. There’s no extra theming system for you to learn, just templates, scripts, and a stylesheet for you to hack.
Make sure you poke around and look at everything though. There’s always going to be something you want to change. Which is great! I recommend forking _s on GitHub and let others take advantage of your workflow. The more we share the better we all get.
And let us know how you’re using _s. We love seeing the sites you’re building with our themes and it’d be great to hear what you’re changing in our starter theme. We might even bring those changes back into the main project!