Theme Reviews

Smpl Skeleton

8 reviews
Average Rating
3.9 out of 5 stars
It's quite simple, actually
By Theme Author, for WP 4.2.2

For those posting the less than favorable reviews about inline styles, I'm sorry it didn't work out for you. For future reference, these are imposed by the theme customizer. This is a mere proof of concept in the event you want to allow your clients to tweak/customize the theme.

The tradeoff to the customizer is inline styles. If you don't need them, you can just dequeue and delegate to the child theme like so:

add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'customize_it_yourself');
function customize_it_yourself() {
	wp_deregister_style( 'skeleton-style' );

Poof. Gone.

Close but no Cigar
By , for WP 4.1

At first this seemed like s good piece of work, that would easily be adjusted to fit the look and feel of an existing site that was migrating to WordPress. Everything was moving along smoothly until ----- we ran into the developer's penchant for "in-line" insertion of css as well as dynamic style in the head section which of course comes after the style.css is loaded and making it nearly impossible to simple modify the css file.

You are gonna need a lot of time and patience to tweak this theme.

not for developers
By ,

I agree totally with davidfraiser. This is not developer friendly theme. I can't understand my friend recommended this. Don't use this theme if you are creating own layout. This is only good for sites who want to to have same layout. This theme has get more headache than any other themes.

Prima WordPress theme / Great WordPress theme
By , for WP 4.0

Met Smpl Skeleton maak je makkelijk een mooie website. Het is een basis raamwerk dat eenvoudig naar eigen inzicht aangepast kan worden. Op de website simplethemes.com vind je diverse code waarmee je content aantrekkelijk en handig kunt opmaken. En dat allemaal gratis. Zeker een aanrader.

Not as "child friendly" as they imply
By ,

I was looking for a blank theme, a responsive framework with minimal styles so I don't need to spend a lot of time over-riding what's already there. Skeleton is not a blank theme. I would call it more a "no frills" theme, but to "child theme" it is a PITA, especially due to the use of embedded CSS. What *is* the point of this?

There's no reason at all a "skeleton" theme, made to be a blank slate, should have styles that need to be over-written, much less ones that are embedded with style tags. I shouldn't have to use "!important" in order to style what is supposed to be a blank theme.

The 2 blue images on the background...that shouldn't be happening, either.

You've already got 10-15 different stylesheets, what is the reasoning behind FORCING a style by way of using the style tags (*after* the child CSS is called)???

<link rel='stylesheet' id='skeleton-style-css'  href='http://www.example.com/dir/wp-content/themes/skeleton-child/style.css' type='text/css' media='all' />
<link rel='stylesheet' id='skeleton-theme-settings-css-css'  href='http://www.example.com/dir/wp-content/themes/smpl-skeleton/css/layout.css' type='text/css' media='all' />
<style type='text/css'>

		body {
			color: #333333;
			font-family: Sans-Serif;
			background-color: #f9f9f9;
		h1,h2,h3,h4,h5 {
			font-family: Sans-Serif;
		a,a:visited {
			color: #3376ea;
		a:hover, a:focus, a:active {
			color: #3376ea;
		#header h1#site-title a {
		#header span.site-desc {


If you want to force your styles in the theme, then don't bill it as "fully child-themeable."

Very nice and responsive!
By , for WP 3.9

This is my first implementation with WordPress and therefore the first theme I have been using ever.

But I guess it was a very good choice as ther resulting website (still under construction) is very nice.

One of the best things along with it is its responsive design so that it displays gracefully in my cellghone.

Ver elegant.

I can clearly recommend it and it is even for free!


Great base theme
By ,

I love the flexibility with skeleton. Makes it fast and easy to build responsive sites.

Love this
By , for WP 3.8.1

Easy, flexible and very efficient. Love this framework theme with Options Framework Plugin.

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