Start project

Prior to proceeding, ensure that Docker is operational to prevent any failures.

The main file structure includes essential directories and files that are crucial for managing the WordPress theme development workflow. Here is a breakdown of the key components to highlight:

  • Theme Folder (src/theme/)
    This directory contains PHP/HTML template files that define the structure and layout of the WordPress theme.
  • Plugins (src/plugins/)
    This directory houses all custom-developed plugins specifically tailored for the WordPress theme. Custom plugins can be created and stored within this folder to extend the functionality and features of the theme.
  • CSS (src/assets/css/)
    Contains CSS files responsible for styling the theme.
  • Fonts (src/assets/fonts/)
    Stores font files used in the theme for text styling.
  • Images (src/assets/img/)
    Holds image utilized within the theme design.
  • JavaScript (src/assets/js/)
    Contains JavaScript files that provide interactivity and dynamic functionality.

These directories play a crucial role in organizing and managing the various assets and components of the WordPress theme. Additionally, the repoository includes configuration files, build files, distribution files, and Docker-related files to streamline the development process effectively.

Change Template Name

Before starting, customize your template name by renaming .env_example to .env and replace the variable name.

# If you want to connect to BrowserSync on a different port. Default: 3010 PROXY_PORT=3010 # Theme name. Default: "wordpressify" THEME_NAME=wordpressify

Start Workflow

To initiate the development server, use the following command:

npm run start

If NodeJS is not installed locally, utilize Docker commands:

docker compose up

Ensure Docker is running to avoid any command failures.

Rebuild Environment

To rebuild the WordPressify environment with a fresh installation and clean database, run:

npm run rebuild

For non-local NodeJS installations, use Docker commands:

docker compose down -v && docker compose build

WordPress Plugins

For adding or building WordPress plugins, navigate to the directory:


Production Template

To generate distribution files, execute:

npm run export

For non-local NodeJS setups, use Docker commands:

docker compose run --rm nodejs npm run prod

The template will be saved as a zip file in:


You are now equipped to delve into your WordPress development journey. Happy coding!