Is there a template which I can use for themes which I want to submit to the wordpress themes directory? A naked template which hits the standards of the Wordpress Themes Directory and which I could use as base for developping new themes would be great. Is there maybe an official "naked" theme which can be used for that?

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If you're looking for standards, you want to make sure you look at TwentyTen and TwentyEleven - those are included with Wordpress and written by the core developers.

It doesn't get anymore "standard" :-)

But in terms of guidelines - this is the best place to look for official rules: http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development

Frameworks are there to help speed things up and get your project done. But none of theme will cover all of your needs.

Try a few out - see if one works for you. If not then just grab the html5boiler plate and start from there.

  • The point is that I'd like to create some themes for the wp themes directory. In the past I had some problems to get my themes into the directory because they didn't "hit" the "standards". So I hoped that there is something which I could use as a model so I could concentrate at the design without thinking about any other things which a theme for the wp themes directory must have.
    – cberg
    Commented Nov 9, 2011 at 19:01

I think what you are looking for is a Framework.

Here are a couple of good ones:



If you are looking for something a bit simpler check out this post: http://speckyboy.com/2010/03/22/10-blanknaked-wordpress-themes-perfect-for-development/

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