Contributors: godaddy, fjarrett, jonathanbardo, eherman24
Tags: custom-background, custom-colors, custom-header, custom-menu, editor-style, featured-images, flexible-header, left-sidebar, one-column, right-sidebar, rtl-language-support, sticky-post, threaded-comments, three-columns, translation-ready, two-columns
Requires at least: 4.4
Tested up to: 4.7
Stable tag: 1.6.0
License: GPL-2.0
License URI:

Primer is a powerful theme that brings clarity to your content in a fresh design. This is the parent for all themes in the GoDaddy Primer theme family.

Build Status devDependencies Status License ![PHP >= 5.2](>= 5.2-8892bf.svg) ![WordPress >= 4.4](>= 4.4-blue.svg)



  • Responsive Layout
  • Color Scheme Presets
  • Customize Colors
  • Customize Fonts
  • One, Two, and Three Column Layouts
  • Fixed & Fluid Widths
  • Header Image Widget Area
  • Social Links Menu
  • WooCommerce-Ready
  • Available in 29 Languages
  • RTL Language Support


You can fork and contribute back to Primer by visiting our public repo on GitHub.


  1. In your admin panel, nagivate to Appearance > Themes and click the Add New button.
  2. Type Primer in the search form and press the Enter key on your keyboard.
  3. Click the Activate button to begin using Primer on your website.
  4. In your admin panel, navigate to Appearance > Customize.
  5. Put the finishing touches on your website by adding a logo, header image, and custom colors.

Primer WordPress theme, Copyright 2017 GoDaddy Operating Company, LLC. Primer is distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

Primer bundles the following third-party resources:

Genericons icon font, Copyright 2013 Automattic, Inc. License: GPL-2.0 (or later) Source:

Stock photography, Unsplash License: Creative Commons Zero Source:



  • New: Hero Text widget designed for your site's front page @props jonathanbardo, fjarrett
  • Tweak: Improved posts pagination design based on core pagination @props fjarrett, evanherman
  • Tweak: The primer_paging_nav() function has been deprecated in favor of primer_pagination() @props fjarrett, evanherman
  • Tweak: The WooCommerce template overrides directory has been moved to templates/woocommerce/ @props fjarrett
  • Fix: Text overlap on WooCommerce Add to Cart buttons in certain languages @props fjarrett, evanherman
  • Fix: WooCommerce menu item appearing on older child themes without styles to support it @props fjarrett


  • Fix: Category and tag list display on posts @props fjarrett


  • New: Full compatibility with the WooCommerce plugin @props evanherman, fjarrett
  • New: Add Front Page Title setting to the Static Front Page section of the Customizer @props evanherman
  • New: Added Footer Copyright Text setting to the Site Identity section of the Customizer @props evanherman
  • New: Added Author Credit toggle to the Site Identity section of the Customizer @props evanherman
  • New: Developer documentation! @props evanherman
  • Tweak: Added nofollow attribute to theme author link in the footer @props evanherman
  • Tweak: Use core post navigation function @props evanherman
  • Fix: Display glitch when last main menu item is a submenu @props evanherman


  • Added word-wrap where text was overflowing @props evanherman
  • Updated translations @props jonathanbardo
  • Added font-family support for WooCommerce buttons @props fjarret




  • Initial release.