14 Brilliant WordPress Starter Themes

In this post I’ve collected 14 WordPress starter or blank themes to kick start development faster.

_s Underscores

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A starter theme called _s, or underscores created by the folks at Automattic.

Seamless

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A responsive parent theme built on top of Hybrid Core for developers.

HTML5 Blank WordPress

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HTML5 Blank, for WordPress. A Powerful shell for rapidly deploying your WordPress projects.

ToastPress

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Toastpress is a starter WordPress theme based on Dan Eden’s original toast.css framework

Roots

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Roots is a WordPress starter theme based on HTML5 Boilerplate & Bootstrap from Twitter.

Debut

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A solid, sensible starter or parent theme, based on _s by Automattic

Foundation for WordPress

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Foundation, for WordPress, is a blank starter theme built on ZURB’s Foundation Framework v4.

required+ Foundation

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A responsive parent theme for WordPress, based on the fantastic Foundation framework

Quark

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Quark is your basic building block for creating beautiful, responsive custom themes. It’s not a convoluted or confusing framework that’s hard to learn.

Reverie

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Reverie Framework is an extremely versatile HTML5 WordPress framework based on ZURB’s Foundation, a powerful tool for building prototypes on any kind of devices.

Spine

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Theme based on Hybrid Core and Zurb Foundation front end framework

Base

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This Base theme is intended to let you build your custom themes using it as a foundation.

BLM Responsive Basic Starter theme

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Basic starter theme for responsive WordPress sites. Based on the basic HTML5 starter theme

Bones

Bones is a WordPress Theme for Developers. Built around the HTML5 Boilerplate, Bones is a rock solid foundation to start any WordPress project. Keep what you need, remove what you don’t. It’s totally up to you.