Cornerstone a responsive WordPress starter theme based on Foundation 4

Foundation FrameworkCornerstone is a free WordPress starter theme based on the Zurb Foundation Responsive Framework. Cornerstone aims to provide a lightweight starter theme (a parent theme) that is responsive and SEO friendly that web designers can build great looking website on.

  • Responsive design
  • Based on ZURB Foundation Framework – the most advanced responsive front-end framework in the world
  • A 12-column flexible grid that can scale out to an arbitrary size (defined by the max-width of the row) that’s also easily nested
  • Mobility – Foundation Framework 4 was built from the ground up to support any kind of device, any size screen, with any resolution
  • Includes the new Top Bar menu from Foundation Framework 4
  • Orbit slider

I’m just working on adding shortcodes for things like buttons, Orbit, etc.  I’ll also be adding some templates for different layouts and integrating ZURB’s responsive tables into the theme too.

How to use:

Cornerstone is not meant to be used as is. This theme is designed to be used as a parent theme to create a Child Theme from. If you’re unsure how to do this follow the guide at You can download an example Child Theme at

Can I make themes from Cornerstone and sell them?

Sure, absolutely. The theme uses the GPL licence and Zurb Foundation uses the MIT license.

Where can I download it?

You can download it at and/or check out the github repository at

Where can you see it in action?

This site is using Cornerstone and there are also many examples in my website design portfolio.

I’d welcome your thoughts on Cornerstone, especially if you spot any bugs. If you do create something cool, let me know. I’d love to see what people are creating with it.