I talk a lot about the Roots theme. It’s our favorite starter theme and comes with our favorite responsive framework. Roots come with its own theme wrapper which makes it a little difficult to understand for people new to WordPress.
base.php takes the place of the usual
index.php file in a WordPress theme as a theme wrapper (More on that here if you’re interested).
Occasionally you may want a custom page layout for a particular page or category. For example, a landing page where you may not have the normal header or footer shown. This is a two part process with the Roots theme:
Create the page template file as normal following the WordPress template hierarchy.
Preface that file with