If you want to jump start developing your theme, you can copy an
existing theme’s files and build on top of them. The
gulp kickstart task
automates this process for you. It copies another theme’s css, images, js, and
templates into the
src directory of your own. While this is similar to
extending your theme with a base theme or a themelet, kickstarting from another
theme is a one time inheritance, whereas extending from another theme is a
dynamic inheritance that applies your
src files on top of the base theme on
To kickstart your theme, follow these steps:
Navigate to your theme’s root folder and run
Select where the theme is located. You can copy files from globally installed themes or themes published on the npm registry.
The theme’s files are copied into your own theme, jump starting development.