5 WordPress Frameworks to Recharge Your Blog
For those who don’t know, WordPress is an extremely famous open source web software that is meant to help individual create the most visually appealing blogs and websites. There are many different ways that you can take up in order to get started with designing a WordPress site. Amongst them all, the most famous is for designers to start off using a framework or starter theme. These are essentially starter themes that can be used by designers as a basis for their very own themes. To be honest, they have the potential to boost the efficiency and performance of your blog or website significantly.
With the plethora of WordPress frameworks available out there, choosing amongst them literally becomes more of a herculean task. However, this list of the best WordPress framework to recharge your blog is sure to help you out:
Thesis happens to be one of the most commonly used and famous premium theme frameworks. It is currently being used on more than 42,712websites! It is available with two licenses, in which the cheaper one is only allowed to be used over a single website. However, if you purchase the developer license, you can use it over unlimited websites.
This is a truly amazing CSS+HTML+PHP framework, and offers some of the most easily used control. This way, you would be able to find tune your website with intense precision. It is the ideal framework for those who don’t understand coding. It actually features an option panel that makes it possible for you to easily command your website. High class SEO, outstanding support, typography based, this framework delivers a layout generator that that 1, 2, and 3 column design options. Maxblogtips is still running on Thesis framework and we love it.
License cost: $87 – $164
Available free of cost, this highly extensible, open source theme frame work is search-engine optimized too! It features 13 outstanding areas for widget placement, styling for the most famous plugins, along with amazing support. If you are a beginner blogger, then this theme is just the right pick for you!
The framework is search engine optimized already, and can be used on an ‘as-is’ basis. If you wish to upgrade the theme, you could always make use of the free child themes that are offered. There are 13 extra widget ready areas, and is ready for the placement of WordPress plugins such as WP-PageNavi, Subscribe to Comments, and Comment license. It also presents options for multi-author blogs.
License cost: Free
This WordPress theme framework is also available for free, and can be used over Joomla too. The best part about it is that it is easy to install, extensively customizable, and is also available in a free child theme mode.
Gantry offers a one-of-a-king administrator interface with a 960 grid system. It offers support for RTL language, and allows you to make colors, layouts, features etc., a part of the content of your website. It additionally features a built-in extensible AJAX communication layer with a full 65 base widget positions! It offers complete control over block sizes through it grid layout system that guarantees utmost flexibility!
License cost: Free
PageLines’ features a drag & drop framework that makes it possible for designers to come up with the most creative and professional websites in the smallest period of time. Considering that PageLines has specifically been on top of WordPress, it gives you extensive control over syndication and content management, together with the countless plugins that have been developed for WordPress.
The PageLines framework features a responsive design, and gives you complete control over the layout of your website. Its drag & drop feature offers utmost easy, and you can even duplicate parts of your website! There are 50 web-safe and Google fonts for you to pick from, and there is a color control feature that allows you to change the color theme of your website instantly!
License cost: $197, $397
Catalyst is fun to work with. Single licence file lets you work on more than one website. Complete Catalyst Framework review is here