Twitter Bootstrap 3 WordPress Starter Theme for Developers

Just a quick update to fix some markup problems that were pointed out by Andreas from my last update. Nothing ever goes as smooth as we thought.

The issues existed with a invalid type declaration on the comment links and the spans for the mobile nav icon in the header/footer navbars.

The theme shouldn’t be responsible for any validation errors now.

March 3rd, 2014

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smoothieThis was the smoothest theme update from end to end that I’ve ever had. We had no hiccups in review and no major problems.* Maybe I’ll get the hang of this after all.

Down to business.

Twitter Bootstrap was updated to v3.1.1 on February 13th and 3.1 on the 30th of January so I wanted to make sure we got all the latest and greatest included in our theme here. The js, LESS, and default bootstrap.css files were all updated. There were also some typos in my translation strings on a couple files. Thank you to WP user Dyskette for taking the time to point it out.

I’ve also updated the child theme with the updated LESS files.

What’s next?

Bootstrap 3.1 brought us the SASS port so I’m trying to figure out the best way to incorporate that into what we are trying to do here. I’m not sure if I should just make an “add-on” download type of thing or actually include it with the theme itself. Right now the thinking is that including both the SASS and the LESS is going to create too much bloat. In the end I might create an entirely new theme that uses the SASS way. I haven’t decided yet but I feel it is important to make this available.

The Bootstrap Component Plugin

I’ve also been kicking around the idea of creating a companion plugin that is full of shortcodes and template tags to help people use the Bootstrap javascript and css components easier within their content. I haven’t started anything but it has been on mind for a long while.

If you have translation files I want them!

I’d like to start compiling a list of translation resources. So if  you have taken the time to translate the theme please send them to me danny (at) so that we can help the rest of the world and make them available for download.

Child Theme Gallery

I’ve used this theme in a few different production projects now so I’d like to create a “child theme” gallery. I’d like to show people what is possible using DevDmBootstrap3 as a starting point for projects. If you have a project you have made that I could showcase please let me know danny (at)

It is also my birthday!

* So far…

February 22nd, 2014

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A great deal of my theme users (and WordPress users in general) are in countries where English is not the first spoken language. It was on my list to get this theme translation ready but I didn’t have the knowledge to do so until a while ago. I even had the theme marked as translation ready on the Themes directory but I was mistaken. It wasn’t by any means ready. Well that has all changed. There are now files in the languages folder for you to use as a template for translation.  Thank you to the Theme Reviewer jcastaneda for not letting me off the hook for this not being implemented properly.

We have made two other changes.

  1. The root html tag was missing? (What?) Crazy. Thanks Bradleycorn for taking the time to point this out.
  2. We switched the enqueuing order of the stylesheets to make overriding the default bootstrap.css easier. Than you jamalik91 for letting me know.

Some resources

January 21st, 2014

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Version 1.23 of the theme is now up on the themes directory.

Update Notes: Left sidebar widget area restored.

There was some depreciated legacy function “checking” that was asked for me to remove by the reviewers. When I removed the check the behavior of the sidebar widget registration function changed unexpectedly. This caused the “Left Sidebar” to not be a registered Widget Area.

This was not an issue for the Github version so I will leave it alone for now.

November 17th, 2013

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A version of DevDmBootstrap3 is now available on the WordPress Themes Directory to be easily installed by users from all around the WORLD! Cool.

To make this happen I had to change/remove a few features and I had to update some markup/function names.  Most of these changes were great improvements as far as markup and security was concerned (and I have pushed these changes to the repo) however we did lose some things along the way.

These are the features that were removed for the WordPress Theme’s directory version:

These things were deemed to be “plugin territory” and didn’t align with the standardization practices they are shooting for over there on the directory.

DevDmBootstrap3 on the WordPress themes Directory



(I also had to change the screenshot)


November 8th, 2013

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There was a bug with the sidebar sizes not saving correctly. It has been resolved and uploaded to the Repo.

October 28th, 2013

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I’ve been trying to get DevDmBootstrap3 submitted to the official WordPress themes directory. When it went under review some very silly mistakes, some necessary markup changes and some code rearrangements were pointed out.  So that is what I’ve done. Complete with a terrible typo’d commit message that I can’t seem to amend. So, that’s embarrassing.

October 24th, 2013

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The Github Repository is up and I’m confident people can start giving this theme a try to see if it will work for them. Remember, this is a theme for developers who are already familiar with the way Twitter Bootstrap is doing things. I’ve moved over and adjusted all the documentation from our 2.3.2 version of the Theme.

Download the zips from the repo and let me know if you create something awesome. I’d love to hear about it.


October 20th, 2013

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Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

September 17th, 2013

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