ClioWP is a WordPress Starter Theme for Developers.

ClioWP WordPress Theme, (C) 2022 Christos Pontikis

ClioWP is distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL.

In Greek mythology, Clio is the muse of history:



How to use it

In order to create your own theme with ClioWP:

  • Configure metadata in style.css
  • Use your own screenshot.png
  • Apply your static HTML design
  • Replace text domain ('clipowp') with your own
  • Add your custom code
  • Upload it to WordPress (wp-content/themes)

More info


@wordpress/scripts is recommended for JS and CSS development. In this case:

  • Configure metadata in package.json
  • Run npm install

More details at How To Write JS and CSS in WordPress with Industry Standard Tools

Blog aspect

Using WordPress admin:

  • Go to Settings -> Permalinks and choose “Post name” option
  • Create two pages (Home and Blog)
  • Go to Settings -> Reading and set Homepage to Home and Posts page to Blog

Menus and Mobile menu

The top menu, bottom menu, and Mobile menu have been registered. Use them optionally.

More details at How To Add a Mobile Menu in any WordPress Theme

Coding standards

I prefer to use Alternative PHP syntax for control structures


Child theme

If you want to experiment with a child theme, find ClioWP Child Theme here.


Download from and upload it to WordPress from the admin panel. Example: