Make better themes with Timber, Foundation, Gulp and Bower.

Getting Started GitHub

What is Underwood

Underwood is an versatile HTML5 WordPress framework based on ZURB's Foundation, further enhanced by the power of Timber.

What about Features?

Underwood inherits all the amazing features of Foundation with the added benefit of Twig templating. Responsive and off-canvas menus, pagination and dynamic sidebars as standard.

Mobile Devices?

Positive. With the power of Foundation, Underwood uses media query to adjust for all kinds of devices, including phones, tablets and computers. Underwood is also optimized for iPhone and iPad. Icons and loading images will be display when you save your website as a Home Screen app.

Underwood packed with some useful features to help you get started, let's take a look at some of them.

Clean and Simple

Underwood was built with minimalism in mind, staying away from feature bloat. The framework offers two widget ares and two custom menus by default.

Powered by HTML5

Built with HTML5 and hNews microformat to optimize structure and readability. Custom WordPress functions are used to output HTML5 tags.


Stylesheet was written with the power of CSS preprocessor to keep things clean and organized.

Fully Responsive

Underwood is fully responsive and follows mobile first concept.

Built with Gulp and Bower

The Underwood Gulpfile compiles your SCSS & minifies and concatenates CSS and JS. It will even minify your images.


Stylesheet was written with the power of CSS preprocessor to keep things clean and organized. You can choose to use Scss or vanilla CSS to create your theme.

Foundation Yeti

Based on Foundation

Underwood is based on ZURB's Foundation, one of the most advanced responsive front-end framework in the world. Underwood integrates firmly with Foundation with custom features. You can make easy upgrade to a newer Foundation through Compass.

It is extremely easy to create your blog, CMS, brochure and any other kind of sites with Underwood. You can see some samples on ZURB and how they make these prototypes.

Enhanced with Timber

Presenting a faster, easier and more powerful way to build themes. Because WordPress is awesome, but the loop isn't.

Timber helps you create fully-customized WordPress themes faster with more sustainable code. With Timber, you write your HTML using the Twig Template Engine separate from your PHP files.

This cleans-up your theme code so your PHP file can focus on supplying the data and logic, while your twig file can focus 100% on the display and HTML.

Timber Logo

Coming soon...

In the meantime the github repo has plenty of information to get you started.