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Introducing Base, A New Take on Builder Themes

A new Builder theme has just arrived: Base. Whether you’re a WordPress beginner or an advanced developer, we think you’ll appreciate some of the new-to-Builder features included in Base.


View the Base Demo

WordPress Core Customizer Integration

Many Builder users have requested an easier way to add an image to the header and to change the footer text. Base includes integration with the WordPress core customizer tools—a totally new feature for Builder themes.

Easily Add Images to the Header

From the WordPress dashboard, navigate to Appearance > Header. From here, you can customize your header’s background image.

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Include a Menu and Search Bar in the Header

Again from the WordPress dashboard, navigate to Appearance > Customize. From the menu on the left, expand the Navigation section. Base includes an option to include a menu and search bar in the header.

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Customize Footer Text

Expand the Footer section. From here, you can change the left and right footer text.

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New Theme-Specific Layouts

The recent Builder 5.0 update allowed us to pre-package Layouts with themes, making it easier to recreate the demo sites.

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Base includes 9 new theme-specific Layouts, including several for your Exchange pages:

  • Blog
  • Default
  • Exchange – Account Pages
  • Exchange – Cart
  • Exchange – Confirmation
  • Exchange – Product
  • Exchange – Store
  • Home
  • Single

To use these Layouts,  install Builder Base and then select “Use the Layouts and Views included with the theme” during the second step of Builder Setup.


Built with LESS

LESS extends CSS with dynamic behavior such as variables, mix-ins, operations and functions. Base is built using LESS, giving developers an idea of how to build a Builder theme with LESS. Check out this post: Using LESS and a Minified Stylesheet in Builder Theme Base.

For more info on LESS, check out LESSCSS.org and this LESS & SASS webinar from WebDesign.com.

Purchase & Download Info

Base is available for purchase as part of the Builder Developer Pack, All Access Theme Pass and WordPress Web Designer’s Toolkit. Base is also available as a stand-alone Builder child theme.

All current Builder Developer Pack, All Access Theme Pass and Toolkit members will find Base available now for immediate download from the iThemes Member Panel.

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