How do you create a theme with Zen?

Last updated on
7 December 2017

What’s in the Zen folder?

zen/: This folder contains the Zen base theme. Similar to Drupal’s maxim, “don’t hack core”, you should never modify any of the files in the zen folder.

zen/STARTERKIT/: This folder contains the Zen starter theme.

So how do you create a theme with Zen?

To create a sub-theme of Zen, you should make a copy of the zen/STARTERKIT/ folder and put it in a folder outside of the root zen/ folder.

Detailed instructions on how to create a Zen sub-theme are available for each major version of Zen.