PrestaShop 1.7 introduces a new way for designers to create their theme from scratch: the Starter Theme. The default theme for PS 1.7 is based on the Starter Theme.
This means that a lot of themes are tied to the default theme’s technical choices, because this way of working makes it hard to make your own choices. For instance, since the default theme uses Bootstrap, it’s hard to use Foundation.
By using the Starter Theme as the foundation for your custom theme, everything is ready for you, you just have to create upon it.
The Starter Theme is available on GitHub.
If you download the StarterTheme and select it as the theme for your store, you will see minimalistic theme with an overly simplistic style. This is only for development purpose. You should NOT use the Starter Theme as is, and you should NOT use its default CSS rules nor include them in your theme: please delete all files inside
The jQuery v2 library is loaded by the core.js file.
Please note that if you want to sell your theme on the PrestaShop Addons marketplace, there are some specific requirements. For instance, Addons-distributed themes MUST use Bootstrap 4.
When you want to create a new theme, copy and paste all files from the Starter Theme inside your empty theme directory. Then you start modifying it, and building your own theme.
Do not use it as a parent theme, you will only run into trouble and waste your time.
Once you removed all style in
_dev/css, your theme should like this:
Read also our articles on build.prestashop.com.