The Understrap Blog

Interesting guides & posts from the people behind the Bootstrap 4 + WordPress framework.

Understrap 1.1 Release: Bootstrap 5 Support

The latest update to Understrap, the WordPress theme framework, has been released. The banner feature for Understrap 1.1 is support for Bootstrap 5, including a new “off-canvas” style mobile menu. You can find these new options in the Theme Layout Settings of the Customizer.  Understrap will still load Bootstrap 4 by default, so Bootstrap 5

Version Control Best Practices

I wrote this quick guide on best practices for version control for our internal team and I’m sharing it here because it can easily apply to your own projects, whether you’re working solo or as part of a team. The guide focuses on how we manage and store our custom child themes specifically, but the general rules can be applied more broadly.

How to Find a WordPress Developer Job

You’ve learned many different skills and languages on your journey into tech, and now comes the hardest part of all — the job search. We’ve put together this quick guide on how to find your perfect WordPress developer job.

How To Translate Your WordPress Theme or Plugin

Translating your WordPress theme or plugin into different languages is a great way to increase its reach and adoption. However, it’s not as easy as simply dropping the text into a translation tool and publishing the results.

10 of the Most Important Bootstrap Variables

Save time by using some of Bootstrap’s most popular variables, rather than weighing your site down by adding extra CSS. Here are ten of the ones we use most often.

🚀 Understrap 1.0 is here!

We’re thrilled to announce the release of Understrap 1.0, our biggest release since taking over the project in May. The update does NOT include breaking changes, so you can safely update any site using the Understrap parent theme via the WordPress theme directory. For your new projects, Understrap 1.0 comes with a new build process and lots of

Is your site ready for the Americans with Disabilities Act?

Today we’re excited to share our new, free guide to Optimizing your Website for the Americans with Disabilities Act. It’s an absolutely free, 19-page PDF guide – about a 20-minute read. As you may have heard, recent court decisions have made the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) a big deal for all businesses with websites. In short, most businesses

👕 Understrap 0.9.6 + New T-Shirts and Hoodies!

Hi Understrap’er, Today we rolled out Understrap 0.9.6 in the WordPress theme directory, our second big update since acquiring Understrap last month. This quick release enhances the way child themes can load and override core functionality. It also updates a few outdated dependencies in the build process. Special thanks to open-source contributor Lon K. for

Announcing Understrap 0.9.5

We are thrilled to announce that Understrap, the free WordPress theme framework that combines Bootstrap + Underscores, has officially been updated in the WordPress theme directory. Any websites running Understrap should see the update available in their site’s dashboard. As you know, last month my team and I acquired Understrap and will be hard at