A Yeoman generator for modern WordPress theme development.
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A Yeoman generator for Evolved for WordPress


Auto installs (or updates) the Evolved for WordPress and all its dev dependencies to quickly get you up and running.


Node, NPM

The generator and Evolved depend on multiple Node tools for installation. To get started install Node and NPM from

Yeoman and Bower

You'll need these Node tools installed globally to setup and build your project's files

npm install -g yo bower

Grunt or Gulp9

Evolved was originally built to utilize Grunt as it's build tool. Since that time, Gulp has become better supported. We prefer Gulp for it's ability to process tasks without writing files to disk, but we will continue to support both as long as interest remains.

npm install -g grunt-cli

**or **

npm install -g gulp

Evolved Generator

npm install -g generator-evolved

CD to your project and start the Evolved generator

$ yo evolved

The installer will ask you a series of questions to help customize your installation. Follow the prompts until the installation is complete.

Installation Notes

When running the Evolved generator it may overwrite existing files. This is expected but be sure run git status and git diff to compare what was updated and keep anything your project needs.

When updating an existing project, be sure to read the changelog before running the generator to see what's changed and reply NO when asked to overwrite the existing child theme or you may lose all your changes in the child theme


By default the Evolved generator will install the latest release of the Evolved Theme. If you are looking for an older version, a specific branch or even a commit, you can pass those as an argument prefixed with @.

$ yo evolved @fix-display-thumbnails // Installs the themes from the fix-display-thumbnails branch
$ yo evolved @v1.0.0 // Installs the themes from version 1.0.0
$ yo evolved @157389b // Installs the themes from commit 157389b

Install Dev Dependencies

The Node and Bower dependencies should be automatically installed, but if they fail run:

npm install

This will install your build tool and all of it's plugins needed for concatonation, minification, image compression, js and sass compilation, and the necessary components for live reload (these are declared in package.json).

bower install

This will install your theme dependencies like js libraries, Bourbon, and Neat (these are declared in bower.json).

Install Sass

If you don't have Sass installed on your machine you'll need to install that next

sudo gem install sass

Getting Started

That's it for the generator. Read Evolved's documentation to get started building your project.


This project is stable but continuously under development. Be sure to read the changelog before updating.


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