A perfect starting point for your next project
We created this theme from scratch back in 2016 when we grew tired of too bloated starter themes. Finally a theme you can hack to make your new project instead of wasting hours of time by removing useless code!
No features you never use
We have disabled widgets, post formats, Jetpack support, (Threaded) comments, Underscores Template tags and sidebar from our theme. These are almost never needed and just add extra weight.
Open source freedom
No licenses or payments. Because Air-light is an open source project it will get weekly (sometimes even daily) updates. You can contribute your own changes and follow the roadmap online. Air-light is our way to give back.
Accessible & WCAG 2.0 AAA-level compliancy
Air-light has built in accessible navigation patterns for screen readers but also tools for accessible development. Say no to inaccessible web!
Fast & small
Custom Post Type Support
Custom Post Types and taxonomies are our daily bread. This is why they are included by default so that adding them is easiest thing ever. No more CPT generators!
Full support for ACF and Gutenberg
With Air it’s very efficient to create custom elements with Advanced Custom Fields and Gutenberg. You can even create your own Gutenberg blocks with ACF. Best from both worlds.
Modern CSS with PostCSS and SCSS without any bloat
Forget Bootstrap, Bulma, Foundation and Tailwind. CSS is not hard. Air-light has only the necessary elements like typography, forms and buttons, nothing excess. Create your own SCSS framework with Air-light!
Modern PHP without templating languages
No “fancy” templating languages in the way. There’s no need to reinvent the bicycle. Code WordPress like you are used to with traditional PHP. We only used namespaced PHP, but that’s it!
Google and search engines love WordPress. Air-light is built using the latest standards so that means it is the best fit for search engine optimized websites. Spice things up with Yoast or SEO Framework, it’s your call!
No untranslatable strings! Air-light comes with Finnish and English built in but it is very easy to add your own language. You can use po-files, pll__ function with Polylang or ask_e helper function from our very own air-helper plugin.