Clarkson Theme is a starter theme with modern tools to bring you up to speed with your development.

Twig based starter theme

Thanks to Clarkson Core.

Clean theme folder

We try to keep the theme folder as clean as possible by:

  • Keeping all of the Twig template files in the templates directory.
    No need for extra single.php files.
  • Ignoring the generated assets from Gulp thanks to a dist and src workflow via Gulp.
  • Centralize all tooling code in one development folder.

Be free of CSS Frameworks

We didn’t want to include something like Bootstrap or another CSS Framework.


Gulp compiles Less, checks for JavaScript errors, optimizes images, concatenates and minifies files.


Keeping multiple browsers and devices synchronized, along with injecting updated CSS and JS in your browser.

NPM as Front-end package management

Front-end package management that just installs the right versions of the packages you need and their dependencies. * Since NPM 5.0 a package.lock is supported so we don’t need Yarn for this.

* Yupp, we borrowed the Gulp file of Roots Sage 8.5. Thank you! Just go to the development folder where all the tooling files are.