Toolbox gone?

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    I saw a post a little earlier mentioning Sandbox and Toolbox. Sandbox is still available, but Toolbox can’t be found when searching themes, and on its page is listed as retired. The page mentions _s, but all the links are for the GitHub/.org version.

    Is Toolbox retired? Is it being replaced? Is underscore coming to

    The blog I need help with is



    Please see what Staff macmanx says about “retired themes” in this thread



    Hm, it is definitely retired, but we don’t have any plans to offer _s here as of yet.

    Sandbox is very similar to Toolbox and hasn’t been retired yet. You might want to try that for now.


    Thanks for those replies, maybe I need to rewrite my question, especially in line with the response on another thread…

    Your choice is just about right. Toolbox comes, in a way, as a newer and modernized Sandbox, coded in HTML5 with latest web practices in mind. Toolbox would be a more solid and forward looking choice for you to start with.

    So Toolbox has gone, underscore isn’t arriving yet… and I’m not sure I want to head back to Sandbox.

    The recent email regarding business websites was interesting, but I’m not sure if there is a good generic business theme. Some specific business types are well catered for, but I need a theme for a business who have virtually no photos ( so there goes the portfolios), no products (it’s a service industry) and will write few posts other than the occasional news items. They want it quick, cheap and easy to use themselves. fits, but picking a theme which works isn’t easy, especially if we only have Sandbox as a framework theme. Suggestions?



    I brought this up to our Theme Team after we chatted, and _S is here, just not in name.

    Most of our recent in-house themes are built on _S, like and

    When you start using Custom Design, you have the option to either add to a theme’s CSS or replace it. Basically, these themes are some very fancy CSS on top of _S. Replace the CSS, and you have an _S-powered blank slate.


    I saw Superhero after I last posted, and like it. Publish looks good too, as a sep up from _S’s minimalism. I have a better look at both.

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