Twitter Bootstrap CSS plugin for WordPress – Our First WordPress Plugin

by Paul on September 5, 2011

Wordpress Logo (grey, XL)The guys over at Twitter decided to standardize some of the elements website / web application design so they appear consistent across all browsers and browser versions.

They called the project ‘Bootstrap’.

We’ve released a WordPress plugin so you can easily add Twitter Bootstrap to any WordPress site in seconds.

Grab WordPress Boostrap CSS plugin here.

What is Bootstrap, from Twitter?

In their own words:

Bootstrap is a toolkit from Twitter designed to kickstart development of webapps and sites.
It includes base CSS and HTML for typography, forms, buttons, tables, grids, navigation, and more.

What does this mean?

It means that when you use the Bootstrap CSS definitions, your website will look consistent across all web browsers, whether IE, Firefox, or Chrome.  Any web developer will know this is important and saves stacks of development time in getting this right.

What does the WordPress Bootstrap CSS plugin do?

We wanted a way to include these CSS definitions from Twitter Bootstrap within our WordPress installations and figured a great option to achieve this was to develop a WordPress plugin.

Using a plugin bypasses the themes so there’s no need to edit your WordPress theme source files – this plugin does the work for you regardless of the theme you’re using!

We have also provided the option to alternatively include Yahoo! YUI 2 reset.css or normalize.css. They have a similar effect on browsers in terms of consistency, but serve different roles.

How can you install the WordPress Bootstrap CSS plugin?

You can access our plugin from the WordPress.org plugin repository. Our plugin is called ‘WordPress Bootstrap CSS‘.

The simplest method to install the plugin is to use the native WordPress plugin installer and search for: ‘WordPress Bootstrap CSS’

Please feel free to comment below if you’d like to know more or if you have any feedback you’d like to share.

We hope you like it!

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