The fastest Bootstrap 4 WordPress starter theme

To achieve top PageSpeed results

SASS + WORDPRESS

The power of SASS, merged with the WordPress Customizer

The picostrap Theme allows you to brew your own Bootstrap CSS easily: using the WordPress Customizer, you can totally control site typography, colors, spacings.
Hit "Publish" and it will recompile the Bootstrap SCSS code "on the fly".

Thanks to the built-in SCSS compiler you can also write sassy CSS directly in your Theme, and all your CSS assets will be compiled into a single minified CSS file. All is done on the server, no need for command line tools. Easy and automatic. Install and Activate the Theme, you're done.

A REAL TIME EXPERIENCE

Live Reloading. Without installing anything on your machine.

This means that when you edit and save a file in the /sass folder, if you're logged as administrator, the page will automatically reload and pick up the changes.

This can greatly reduce your time spent on switching window, hitting cmd-R on your browser, switching back...

LIGHTHOUSE FRIENDLY

No wasted bytes. Light as a feather

picostrap helps you say goodbye to bloat. 

All the extra WordPress tags are removed, to make your site's HTML header look like the super-succinct original Bootstrap starter HTML template (this one) - well actually, even better, as it drops jQuery too! 

It includes Bootstrap 4.5.3 - with a twist: it loads by default a more lightweight version of the Bootstrap javascripts (BootstrapNative), written in vanilla JS, removing the requirement for jQuery. 

No jQuery, No FontAwesome, No jank = Superfast sites!

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DISCOVER ALL FEATURES

The perfect starter theme to build your next masterpiece. 

Instantly Customize Colors on the fly

 Instantly set colors for the Bootstrap Color variables like Primary, Secondary, and style items like Menu Bar Background / Links / Hover Links. No inline styling is added.

Built-in PHP SCSS compiler

No need to install command line tools. PicoStrap will rebuild your CSS bundle automatically, when you hit the Publish button in the WordPress Customizer, or when you change some file in the /sass folder. Now with LiveReload feature!

Find beautiful Font Combinations

Easily change the font family used for main body text and headings, choosing from the full Google Fonts list. Feeling lazy? We have some ideal font couples suggested from FontPair. 

Set your own variables

If the Customizer settings are not enough for you, you can use the sass/_theme_variables-custom.scss file to customize each and every Bootstrap variable. Who said Bootstrap-based sites shall look all the same?

Add your own SCSS / CSS code

You can use the sass/_custom.scss file to add your own styling. All will be automatically merged in your single, minified CSS file, for maximum site speed. You don't need any CSS minification / concatenation plugins.

Enable Responsive Typography

One of the most useful recent additions to Bootstrap is responsive typography. Just tick a box in the Customizer, hit the publish button and you're done! Fonts will smoothly grow bigger on larger screens, while staying acceptably sized on mobile devices.

Hide unnecessary template tags

Using WP for a showcase or single author site? If you want, you can hide author, post dates, prev/next links. No need to hack the single and the archive template anymore. Just a few clicks in the Customizer.

Disable Comments

If you're not using WordPress to build a blog, you may love PicoStrap's feature to optionally disable the whole WordPress comment system in one click. Say no to unnecessary spam.

Keeps your head clean

Removes tons of unnecessary tags from your site's <head>, like Emojis. And if you are using the Classic editor plugin to disable Gutenberg, the additional CSS for GT blocks is removed. See the cleanup.php file for details.

Child Theme Provided

The best option to have full control on the SCSS pipeline, and cod your own masterpiece.

Sharing Buttons [OPT-IN]

No bloat, optional, full HTML-based sharing buttons to share your single posts on Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram and Twitter. No JavaScript added

TopBar [OPT-IN]

An optional topbar is useful for adding important information like contact details and links. You can customize it's HTML content directly from the Customizer

GPL Licensed

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picostrap Version 1.0.2 - 9 Nov 2020

First official release: early Nov 2020

picostrap child theme 1.0.1 - 9 Nov 2020

First official release: early Nov 2020

IDEAL WITH LIVECANVAS

Couple the picostrap theme, or your own child, with the LiveCanvas plugin to have the ultimate Bootstrap 4-based webpage war machine.