WordPress starter theme with a modern development workflow

# Create a new Sage project
$ composer create-project roots/sage

# Development theme build with live reloading and injection
$ yarn start

# Production theme build
$ yarn build:production
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Modern front-end workflow with Webpack

Write stylesheets with Sass, automatically check your JavaScript for errors, optimize images, enable synchronized browser testing, and more with our Webpack based setup.

Bootstrap 4, Foundation, and more

Sage comes with the latest version of Bootstrap. Replace Bootstrap with Bulma, Foundation, Tachyons, Tailwind, or a blank slate upon installation.

DRY templates with Blade

Sage uses Laravel's Blade templating engine:


    {!! the_post() !!}

What others say

Jason Baciulis

It’s been a year since I learned about Sage and used it exclusively in WordPress development. Over that time, I’ve grown the most in my career and Roots has certainly played a huge part in it.

Jason Baciulis

Justin Hall

Sage is great for a number of reasons. For me, it strikes a nice balance between a “too much stuff” that a framework brings and “not enough stuff” a theme like Underscores brings. It’s also robust and as object oriented as a theme can be.

Justin Hall

James Tudsbury

Sage has brought WordPress development into the modern age. It’s absolutely excellent and we’d have probably moved away from WordPress by now without it. Can’t recommend it highly enough.

James Tudsbury

Steve Honey

You’ll get differing opinions, but for me Roots/Sage was the best choice I ever made after playing with plenty of options. I think it’s a much better workflow, and actually teaches you good practices for wider development rather than very WP specific stuff.

Steve Honey

Why Sage, not Underscores?

Sage makes you a better developer and is a 10,000 hour head start.

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