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Shoestrap 3

Get ready to meet a new kind of theme!
Gracefully balancing between a theme and a framework, Shoestrap will surprise you with its flexibility and available options, its clean code and ease of use.


Never worry about your site’s SEO again! Shoestrap automatically optimizes your WordPress site for Search Engines.

Child Themes

Forget about child themes just to add your custom CSS and Javascript. Now you can add anything you want from the convenience of our advanced admin panel.


With more than 150 options available, this is one of the most powerful WordPress themes available.

Damn fast!

Our advanced features, caching techiques and optimization process make Shoestrap one of the fastest WordPress themes in the industry.


Completely open-source and GPL. More than 140 people have already commited to the Shoestrap theme on our github repository.

Free Updates

Our Shoestrap Updater plugin provides updates to all our themes and plugins. Install it and never miss an update again!

Still not conviced? Download the theme and try it yourself!

47 Responses to “Shoestrap 3

  1. Josef


    When will be WooCommerce plugin ready to download?

    • Aristeides


      We currently don’t have an ETA for this.
      We first have to convert all our existing plugins to be Shoestrap-3 compatible.
      A Couple of days ago we finished converting our EDD Addon plugin to a child theme, once we finish converting our MarketPress Addon plugin to a child theme as well, we’ll be able to start working on the WooCommerce child. :)


  2. josefjezek


    When will be WooCommerce plugin ready to download?

    • aristath


      We currently don’t have an ETA for this.

      We first have to convert all our existing plugins to be Shoestrap-3 compatible.

      A Couple of days ago we finished converting our EDD Addon plugin to a child theme, once we finish converting our MarketPress Addon plugin to a child theme as well, we’ll be able to start working on the WooCommerce child. :)


  3. a_w_young


    The WP Admin bar is persistently in the way when previewing my site-in-progress. Is this a known issue with a fix? (the page’s navigation is underneath it/hidden behind it)

    • aristath


      You mean on the customizer page? or when you are about to activate the theme and you are previewing it?

      • a_w_young


        I disabled it completely in the options for now, I meant after activating and previewing. It seemed to display even when logged out.



    Is the Yoast SEO plugin compatible with this?

    • aristath


      I haven’t tried it, but I see no reason why it wouldn’t be compatible

  5. Neosnc


    Hope to see a fix for WordPress 3.8. Just installed from and all configuration options are blank.

    • Nadeem Akram


      all functions has been blank..the theme is not working in wordpress 3.5 or 3.8

      • aristath


        Could you please set WP_DEBUG to true in your wp-config.php and let us know if you’re getting any errors there?
        What PHP version are you using?
        Do you have any plugins activated?

        • Neosnc


          Hi Aristath, thanks for your response. I am running a fresh install of WordPress 3.8 with WP_DEBUG set to true. Browser is Chrome Version 31.0.1650.63. I’ve disabled all my plugins and still appear to see blank config windows. PHP version is 5.3.13 and MySQL version 5.5.24.

          I do see this JS error in the console.
          Uncaught TypeError: Object [object Object] has no method ‘sortable’


          Since it’s minified it shows up at the first character of that file.

          • aristath


            Can you please try the latest dev version from ? I believe this has been resolved…

          • Neosnc


            It is working! Fantastic great job. All the tabs now show configuration options. I look forward to exploring the theme. Nice work!

        • Nadeem Akram


          Hello Aristash.this error will be come when i enable the WP_DEBUG is set to true Notice: Undefined index: google in C:xampphtdocswordpresswp-contentthemesshoestrap-3libmodulescore.typographyfunctions.typography.php on line 58

  6. aristath


    I’m afrad not. But with Shoestrap you don’t need paintstrap… You can simply add your custom colors in the admin interface of the theme and it will automatically apply the changes for you.

    • Manuel Kuhs


      Thanks. Actually I love the way you automatically calculate all the colours from just a main and a secondary one.

  7. Mark


    when i install the theme with latest version of wordpress I get this: Fatal error: Class ‘Less_Cache’ not found in /nfs/c01/h16/mnt/6048/domains/ on line 6

    • aristath


      We just released version that fixes this issue.
      This was a bug in the php.less compiler that has been fixed.

  8. Ryan McMickle


    Are we supposed to install Roots along with or before ShoeStrap? I installed ShoeStrap on a brand new site but the install process is not like Roots, where they go through and change your permalink structure and upload location. Can I still do those optimizations with ShoeStrap?

  9. Ciaran Whelan


    Any reason you would not use this to create themes for sale on Theme forest? Possibly a stupid question, but I do not see it asked.

    • aristath


      You can use it if you want! In fact there are a few themes out there that are already using it!

      • Ciaran Whelan


        So there are a few themes currently on Themeforest using this as their starter theme? If so, please can you show me a couple of examples.

        • labanino


          If Shoestrap is GPL you just summit the link to Themeforest and that would be all.

        • merchantweb


          It would be great if anyone using Shoestrap could post some of their designs here… I’m leaning the framework now and will post my first designs asap. :)
          Just reply to this comment

          • merchantweb


            also just noticed the post below by aristath in reply to Hashim Warren

  10. Manoj6994


    Excellent! :) Thanks a lot!

  11. ghostchild504


    Is the theme compatible with Buddypress?

    • fovoc


      Unfortunately we haven’t any Buddypress templates in Shoestrap 3. We have the bbpress templates that we are using in this site and we’re going to add the Custom LESS that we’re using too. Buddypress WILL come later on (after current re-building) but can’t tell you a ETA right now.

  12. TedCurran


    Hi I just want to say thanks for creating such a great framework and keeping it open source. I have been using it since version 2 and have been very happy with the results. Keep up the great work!

  13. Mason Coulter


    I have installed this theme on a fresh install and I dont seem to have any CSS styling. Did I miss a dependency? Are there any known plugin conflicts? Thanks.

    • aristath


      Hey there! The only dependency is the ReduxFrmework plugin, PHP > 5.3 and the latest version of WordPress.
      If you’re still having issues with that, can you please post a new thread in the forums?

    • merchantweb


      The only styling in Shoestrap 3 will be from bootstrap’s css. No doubt, we’ll see many great theme designs based on Shoestrap coming out in 2014.

  14. labanino


    I just installed the Shoestrap and I’m looking for the ‘Slide option’ but I can’t find it. :/

  15. David


    Bootstrap 3.2 update coming soon?

  16. The Marketing Company


    The gallery options to select display type (tiled mosaic, square tiles, etc.) seem to be blocked by the theme?