Learning About WordPress Frameworks

May 29th, 2009

One of the great things about WordPress is the vibrant community and projects that grow to support it. Theme frameworks come in a variety of forms, from simple starting points for a custom theme, to full theme solutions with many bells and whistles.

Most of my WordPress theme work has centered around hand crafted solutions for each client but this has meant I have started from close to scratch for each project. Over the next couple of months I plan to evaluate a variety of frameworks to see what I can learn and how much I can package to speed up some of the production work.

I am not sure if I will find one that fits my needs or if I will blend a few together to make my own framework but I anticipate learning a good bit about customizing the entire theming experience.

My goals include:

  • Creating a theme option page to allow user customizable options such as a header graphic
  • Exploring the new version of Flutter
  • Integrate it with my CSS reset and general styles
  • Allowing widgetized sidebars if it will not break the design

Some frameworks that I will be exploring:

And here are a few useful tutorials about theming: