This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.



Wordless is an opinionated WordPress plugin that dramatically speeds up and enhances your custom themes creation. Some of its features are:

  • A structured, organized and clean theme organization
  • Bootstrap a new theme directly within wp-cli
  • Write PHP templates with Pug templating system
  • Write CSS stylesheets using the awesome Sass syntax
  • Write Javascript logic in Coffeescript
  • A growing set of handy and documented PHP helper functions ready to be used within your views
  • Development workflow backed by WebPack, BrowserSync (with live reload), WP-CLI, Yarn. All the standards you already know, all the customizations you may need.

Getting started


  1. Install WP-CLI
  2. Install global packages from NPM: npm install -g foreman yarn

Once done, considered you have a standard WordPress installation already up and running and you are in its root directory:

  1. wp plugin install wordless
  2. wp plugin activate wordless
  3. wp wordless theme create mybrandnewtheme
  4. cd wp-content/themes/mybrandnewtheme
  5. yarn install

Now you have all you need to start developing 💻; just be sure to be in your theme directory and run

yarn run server

webpack, php server and your browser will automatically come up and serve your needs 🙂

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Contributors & Developers

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