Shell is a responsive parent theme based on the Prototype theme, developed as a solid starting point for blogs. Its primary goal is to get your site up and running without a lot of hassle and allow you to make quick customizations.

Shell has six per-post layouts. The global layout can be set in theme customizer. Shell has 3 menus, 5 widget areas, and an advanced visual editor to easily create informative content with info boxes, buttons, and column.

Shell also allows anyone from designers to users to easily quickly create sites with these features:

  • Atomic template system for content area, archive-type pages headers, and page navigation.
  • Override Media Queries CSS file and JavaScript from child theme.
  • Create skin options from child theme or add-on plugins.
  • Dynamic widget class by widget position.
  • Additional body classes with sidebar, menus, and skin active status.
  • Dynamic HTML class to give more flexibility to design your site.
  • And much more.

Is it a theme framework? Some people might call it that. All you need to know is that it’s a solid, yet flexible, starting point for any site.

Theme Features

Feature Supported
Feature Supported
bbPress No
Breadcrumbs Yes
Custom Background Yes
Custom Header No
Custom Menu Yes
Custom Page Templates No
Editor Style Yes
Featured Images Yes
Featured Image Header No
Post Formats No
Post Layouts Yes
Post Stylesheets No
Random Background No
Responsive Yes
Sticky Posts Yes
Theme Options Yes
Threaded Comments Yes
Translation Ready Yes

Child Themes

The Shell theme is a parent theme. The following is a list of its available child themes. If you're unfamiliar with child themes, please take a few minutes to read the child themes tutorial.

Shell Child

Shell Child

Shell Child is a sample child theme for the Shell parent theme. Its purpose is to be an easy-to-use starter child theme.