IgnitionDeck Documentation

Theme 500 Framework

The Theme 500 Framework is a basic, developer-ready wireframe theme for IgnitionDeck single or multi-project websites. The Theme 500 Framework is intended for use with a child-theme, or you can learn how to build your own WordPress child theme.

We encourage the creation and expansion of the 500 framework with your own child-themes, for your own use, or to sell.


Theme 500 is automatically installed upon the installation and activation of the IgnitionDeck Framework plugin. You can also download the 500 Framework from your dashboard and install via the WordPress themes menu.

IgnitionDeck and 500

Home Page Settings

In order to use the default home page functionality to display a project grid, you’ll need to visit your WordPress admin’s Settings->Reading menu and select “Your Latest Posts” for the Front Page Displays option.


Using IgnitionDeck with 500 Framework is extremely simple.

You don’t have to touch the shortcodes for your project pages and checkout pages. Simply leave the Project URL and the Checkout URL set to ‘current project page’, and 500 Framework will take care of them for you.

Deck Skins and 500

The IgnitionDeck Skins are designed to work with IgnitionDeck when using Shortcodes and Widgets, however all design of project pages is controlled by 500 and its child-themes, not by the Deck skins.

Installing 500 Child Themes

In order to use a Theme 500 Child Theme, you must install both 500 Framework, and the child theme, in that order.

Unzip the child-theme.zip file (it will include a version number also, such as child-theme_1.05.zip), and upload the folder named ‘child-theme’ to your Themes folder.  (child-theme is being used as a placeholder for the name of the child theme you are choosing to upload)

Activate the child them (and not 500 Framework) in order to see your website use this theme.

More about 500 Themes here