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For this week WordPress Wednesday post we will be looking at 6 of the best WordPress Theme Frameworks that you can use, we already have similar frameworks for some programming languages such as Django for Python, Laravel for PHP and Sinatra for Ruby.

Just like those programming frameworks we have theme frameworks which have ready made loops for global content areas such as blog pages, categories and archives and for these such things why would you need to write new one since someone has already done it for you like a Pro Theme Developer!

1. Nouveau


Nouveau is a WordPress framework that goes far beyond your typical “framework theme”.  As we see in other theme frameworks they simply do not make good starting points for new WordPress projects. As many of theme are just bulky & bloated and those also use proprietary front-end frameworks, and some other ones are far too minimal to get you off the ground quickly.

But with Nouveau it been designed so that you can work fast, using current technologies & workflows, without being bogged down by the excesses or omissions of other theme frameworks.

2. Pagelines


PageLines DMS (Design Management System) is an easy to use theme framework that been built around a Drag & Drop interface which means you don’t need to actual code unless you want to. PageLines in one of the best performing frameworks that uses the Drag & Drop functionality.

3. Themify Builder


The Themify Builder is another easy to use drag & drop framework that allows you to arrange your content by simply dragging & dropping in a live preview mode, which means that you will see how the content will actually. look once you’ve done.

4. Thesis


Thesis is one of the most popular theme frameworks, used, as you can see Thesis consist with three plans the first one Basic/Basic Plus is for those who want Thesis to be use on a single website, while the Professional which can be used on an unlimited number of your own sites.

Thesis is powerful as it has a remarkably efficient HTML, CSS & PHP framework which has easy-to-use controls that you can use to fine tune each & every page of your site with precision.

Thesis is great for those who don’t know any coding as the Thesis option panels allow you to command your site with ease while Thesis does all the heavy lifting behind the scenes.

5. Headway


Headway is yet another easy, clean & easy to use Theme Framework which is a perfect fit for those developers who are just starting out using WordPress and the Building of a website and those who are not a developer as it has a original drag & drop theme builder for WordPress.

Headway allows you to customise every detail of your site from the page, add colours, fonts and much more. This is probably one of the most flexible theme framework that is available for faster theme development

6. Genesis


Genesis is one of the most well known theme frameworks on the market as it been used by many developers, bloggers and anyone else who is looking to build their own theme.

As Genesis is somewhere similar to Thesis theme frameworks but it been built on being lean, secure, SEO friendly, future proof and highly customisable.

Genesis was designed to always be used with a child theme but it is totally up to you whether you use one of the theme that been offered by StudioPress or create your one of your own.



WordPress Wednesday – 6 of the Best WordPress Theme Frameworks