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Getting started

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bootScore is a free Bootstrap 5 starter theme for WordPress. It can be used as a multi-page site, an onepager with multiple subpages and a WooCommerce shop. It has 9 places for widgets and a large number of page, post, category, archive and author templates. All scripts, fonts and components are installed locally, no data is obtained from […]

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Installation

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Download the zip file here. In your admin panel, go to Appearance > Themes and click the Add New button. Click Upload Theme and Choose File, then select the theme’s .zip file. Click Install Now. Click Activate to use your new theme right away.

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WooCommerce

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bootScore has full WooCommerce support with many overwritten Bootstrap templates and an ajax cart.

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Using the child themes

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The child themes are the base to customize bootScore without touching the code of the parent theme. You can edit these themes and update bootScore without losing your work. Child-themes are not stand-alone themes, bootScore must be installed. bootScore Child This child-theme is the best choice if you want to create a blog, portfolio or […]

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Custom bootstrap.min.css

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bootScore uses the compiled bootstrap.min.css. Source files are not included in the theme. Use the compiler template to edit your Bootstrap.

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Logo & Favicons

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The logo cannot be uploaded via the customizer. This function was removed with version 2.0.0. Go the old school way by replacing the .svg image.

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Colors

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Almost all colors are defined via the classes in the respective php file to assign Bootstrap Colors to all elements. Where this is not possible, variables are used to ensure that the selected primary color is also changed when you use your own bootstrap.min.css.

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Widget & Menu Positions

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bootScore has 9 widgets and 2 menu positions

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Page / Post Templates

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Using the templates for pages and posts is easy. Select the template to be displayed in the backend on the right side in the page/post edit screen in Page Attributes > Template or Post Attributes > Template.

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Category / Archive / Author Templates

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There are five templates for each category, archive and author. These templates are the same for everyone, they only differ what is in the header.

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Footer

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The footer.php has 5 widget positions, a secondary menu and a copyright with current year and site title. The footer has the class bg-light, which gives a light grey background to it. Store a copy of footer.php to your child-theme, change the class to bg-dark text-light and you will have a dark footer with light […]

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404

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The 404 page is basic. The text can be changed with Loco Translate. You can insert widgets to customize the page.

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Scrollspy / Onepager

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If the page is operated as an onepager, Scrollspy recognizes at which point it is being scrolled and sets an active class to the respective menu item. This menu item can be styled differently and you always know which one is currently part on the page. Live Preview In Bootstrap 4, Scrollspy was activated by default and […]

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Smooth Scroll

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bootScore has a script that gently scrolls to an anchor on the page. It can be disabled for certain types of links.

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Width & Height Classes

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With the additional classes width-100 and height-* fullscreen elements can be created, even if the content is inside the container. Width The content of this page is inside the container. Add the class width-100 and the element is stretched across the entire width of the screen. Content Wrap the content in a container again and […]

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Hooks

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1. What does the hook do, what is the benefit? A hook is a point in the parent theme where you can insert anything you want in your child theme very easily. We have just added a hook after the primary div called bs_after_primary, thanks to this hook you can add in your child anything […]

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Font Awesome

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Font Awesome is already GDPR-friendly installed locally and ready to use.

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Google Fonts

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Google fonts are a sensitive topic when it comes to GDPR. Read here how to install Google fonts locally without accessing the Google server.

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Google Analytics

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bootScore allows you to write Javascript in widgets. So it is the best and easiest way to place the tracking code in a footer widget. Here is a GDPR-ready variant that allows the user to turn off the tracking themselves.

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Internet Explorer Alert

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Bootstrap 5 dropped the support for Internet Explorer and mean it seriously. There is absolutely no support for it anymore. But there are still many areas in which Internet Explorer is strongly represented. Doctors, craftsmen, lawyers etc., wherever older or non-technical users can be. If you need IE Support, use v4.bootscore.me, it is still good. […]

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Translations

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The theme and all plugins can be translated with Loco Translate to edit .mo and .po files.

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bS Animate On Scroll

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This plugin registers and initializes AOS library to WordPress. With AOS can be added nice scrolling effects to the page content. Must have for beautiful landing pages.

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bS Contact Form 7

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This plugin adds Bootstrap to radio buttons, checkboxes, alerts and a loading spinner to Contact Form 7. It is an additional plugin and does not replace Contact Form 7.

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bS Cookie Consent

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This plugin adds a simple cookie consent banner to the bottom of the page. The “More information” links to the default installed WordPress privacy policy.

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