The Accelerate theme is a framework of it’s own with a huge number of Customizer settings and styling options that can be used to create sites that can look very different from one another. Demo content can be imported from our API to help you create pages quickly and easily with pre-built layouts and blocks, just replace the content with your own. Accelerate is mobile-responsive and is 100% “Native AMP” meaning that all pages on the site adhere to the Google AMP protocol. It is sreamilined and powerful… more sports car and less RV.
Accelereate utilizes the WP Customizer interface for centralizing and manging theme options and styles. This also allows us to integrate them more easily into import processes available through our child themes and API.
The theme stylesheet is built using shortcodes for customizer settings and is filtered with them into AMP-fiendly header CSS. This means that changes to your settings are applied to classes directly in the stylesheet, allowing them to cascade propwerly and to keep CSS weight to a minimum (AMP limits).
Colors across you site are kept uniform by using the Color Palette, found in the Colors panel of the Customizer interface. The color palatte allow you to choose a few colors to be used as the base colors for your site. Most of the color settings in the theme fallback to one of the color palette settings allowing them to keep uniformity or be overrided individually.
The color palette alone is useful, but in combination with the AMP Publisher Blocks plugin it is even better. All AMP Publisher blocks have color settings that can be linked to the color palette, allowing them to be changed from your theme rather than having to edit them individually. This also allows them to be imported from the API into your chosen color scheme.
Accelerate child themes are a starting point for creating your website. Keep them as they are, or customize them to your desire. Each child theme grants access to import demo content and blocks used on the theme’s demo site. This allows you to get your site up and running as fast as possible.