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What is boilerX?

HTML5 Boilerplate helps you build fast, robust, and adaptable web apps or sites. Kick-start your project with the combined knowledge and effort of 100s of developers, all in one little package.

boilerX makes getting up and running with HTML5 Boilerplate a click away and is configurable using System Settings. Upon installation boilerplate assets are automatically placed in your assets folder.


Install via Package Manager.

Make sure to remove "sample." from the names of the boilerX elements. This way, when installing the packages any changes you may make won't be overridden.

Example Template

boilerX comes with an example Template that simply includes several chunks in the correct order.


boilerX Chunks


The bulk of the header, includes CSS and modernizr as well as meta tags.


Blank, meant to be an easy way to include CSS stylesheets, JavaScript, or meta tags before the closing head tag. This would be a good place to include MetaX.


Simply closes the body tag.


Blank, meant to be used for a wrapper div if needed.


Blank, meant to close anything including in the bx-container-open Chunk.


Deffered JavaScript and Google Analytics tracking code. bx-bottom-close


Closes the body and html tags.

System Settings

Name Description Default
Google Analytics ID Optional, if not set will comment out tracking code UAXXXXXXXX1
CSS Path Path to your main.css stylesheet assets/components/boilerx/css/main.css
Normalize CSS Path Path to your normalize.css stylesheet assets/components/boilerx/css/normalize.css
jQuery version Version of jQuery to use with HTML5 Boilerplate 1.9.1
Modernizr.js Path Path to you modernizr.js path assets/components/boilerx/js/vendor/modernizr–2.6.2.min.js
Meta Author Sets meta authors tag Site Authors
Meta Description Sets the meta description tag Not Another Wordpress Site
Meta Viewport Sets iOS viewport settings width=device-width,initial-scale=1
IE Edge Mode Sets IE Edge mode tag IE=edge,chrome=1
IE Chrome Frame Version of IE to start displaying Chrome Frame 7
Show Comments Whether or not to show tips using comments in markup true

Example Markup

Default output generated by the sample.BoilerXTemplate. Replicates HTML5 Boilerplate 4.2.0 markup (h5bp-html5-boilerplate-defe483)

<!--[if lt IE 7]>      <html class="no-js lt-ie9 lt-ie8 lt-ie7"> <![endif]-->
<!--[if IE 7]>         <html class="no-js lt-ie9 lt-ie8"> <![endif]-->
<!--[if IE 8]>         <html class="no-js lt-ie9"> <![endif]-->
<!--[if gt IE 8]><!--> <html class="no-js"> <!--<![endif]-->
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible"  content="IE=edge,chrome=1">
    <title>MODX Revolution - Home</title>
    <meta name="description" content="Site Description">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width,initial-scale=1">
    <!-- Place favicon.ico and apple-touch-icon.png in the root directory -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="assets/components/boilerx/css/normalize.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="assets/components/boilerx/css/main.css">
    <script src="assets/components/boilerx/js/vendor/modernizr-2.6.2.min.js"></script>
    <!-- Use this chunk to append to your head tag -->
<!-- Use these body classes to target any combination of specific templates, ids, children, and class_keys -->
<body class="t-2 id-1 p-0 ck-modDocument">
    <!--[if lt IE 8]>
    <p class="chromeframe">You are using an <strong>outdated</strong> browser. Please <a href="http://browsehappy.com/">upgrade your browser</a> or <a href="http://www.google.com/chromeframe/?redirect=true">activate Google Chrome Frame</a> to improve your experience.</p>
    <script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <script>window.jQuery || document.write('<script src="assets/components/boilerx/js/vendor/jquery-1.9.1.min.js"><\/script>')</script>
    <script src="assets/components/boilerx/js/plugins.js"></script>
    <script src="assets/components/boilerx/js/main.js"></script>
    <!-- Change UAXXXXXXXX1 to be your site's ID by setting bx.ga-id System Setting to auto-enable tracking -->
        var _gaq=[ ['_setAccount','UAXXXXXXXX1'],['_trackPageview'] ];
        (function(d,t){var g=d.createElement(t),s=d.getElementsByTagName(t)[0];

See Also

  1. bx-head-open
  2. bx-head-append
  3. bx-head-close
  4. bx-container-open
  5. bx-container-close
  6. bx-bottom-open
  7. bx-bottom-close