WordPress Theme Framework
Posted on 7 November 2009 • Blog • Technology •
Today I’m trying out a few WordPress Theme Frameworks, in the hope that selecting one will help simplify my designing and coding life. A few links to resources:
- Hybrid — user-friendly, search-engine optimized theme framework, with 18 page templates plus 9 widget-ready areas. Free, but with $25/year extended support.
- A guide to the Hybrid theme — quick guide with links to supported plugins.
- Thematic — free, open-source, seo theme framework, with 13 widget-ready areas, grid-based layout samples, styling for popular plugins. Free.
- Thematic Theme Framework Guide — complete wiki reference.
- A Guide To Customizing The Thematic Theme Framework — old busted guide.
For further reading, watching or just general help see:
- Why I created Hybrid…. — all the rationale behind a framework, plus links to other resources.
- How to make a child theme for WordPress… — great guide to creating a child theme, or just understanding how one works.
- Frameworks, Child Themes, Filters, and Hooks — further explanation with guides to having them play nicely with other parts of WordPress.
- Comparisons Between Most Popular Theme Framework — side-by-side chart of Hybrid, Thematic and Carrington frameworks.