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TailPress is a minimal boilerplate theme for WordPress using Tailwind CSS.

Getting started

Using the installer

You can get started using the installer (using composer):

composer global require jeffreyvanrossum/tailpress-installer

tailpress new example-theme

If you haven't already, make sure to place the ~/.composer/vendor/bin directory in your PATH so the tailpress executable is found when you run the tailpress command in your terminal.

You can optionally set the theme name.

tailpress new example-theme --name="Example Theme"

By default, TailPress uses Laravel Mix for compiling. Rather use Esbuild?

tailpress new example-theme --compiler="esbuild"

You can also initialize a new Git repository (branch defaults to main):

tailpress new example-theme --name="Example Theme" --git --branch="main"

Once your theme is ready, don't forget to cd into the directory.

You will be asked if you would like to have WordPress installed as well. Keep in mind that you still need a local development environment for PHP and MySQL.

Regular method

  • Clone repo git clone https://github.com/jeffreyvr/tailpress.git && cd tailpress
  • Run rm -rf .git to remove git (or rmdir .git for Windows)
  • Run npm install
  • Run npm run watch to start developing


You will find the editable CSS and Javascript files within the /resources folder.

Before you use your theme in production, make sure you run npm run production.

NPM Scripts

There are several NPM scripts available. You'll find the full list in the package.json file under "scripts". A script is executed through the terminal by running npm run script-name.

Script Description
production Creates a production (minified) build of app.js, app.css and editor-style.css.
dev Creates a development build of app.js, app.css and editor-style.css.
watch Runs several watch scripts concurrently.

Block editor support

TailPress comes with support for the block editor.

A basic setup for theme.json is included. This also means that you need to at least use WordPress 5.8. If you wan't to support earlier WordPress versions, you can use an older version of TailPress instead.

CSS-classes for alignment (full, wide etc.) are generated automatically. You can opt-out on this by removing the plugin from the tailwind.config.js file.

To make the editing experience within the block editor more in line with the front end styling, a editor-style.css is generated.

Define theme colors and font sizes

Several colors and font sizes are defined from the beginning. You can modify them in theme.json.




MIT. Please see the License File for more information.

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