Delve into the Underscores starter theme in Jeff Chandler’s WP Tavern interview with Automattic code wrangler Konstantin Obenland. Find out how it’s meant to be used in theme development and how to contribute to the project, and explore a sampling of the outstanding sites built using Underscores.
Did you know that there’s a WordPress.com-specific version of Underscores?
By adding a special parameter, your download will include special code used only in themes on WordPress.com. Use it to make the greatest theme ever, and send it in to themes [at] automattic.com for consideration!
I recently attended Steve Zehngut’s session on Underscores at WordCamp Los Angeles, where I was surprised to learn that a lot of developers are unsure how to update their themes with the changes we make on
For that we decided to make _s version-less, to prevent the feeling you need to update your
_s-based themes with these constant changes. With no real roadmap, previously we bumped the version number arbitrarily whenever we felt like it, with a big enough change. Continue reading