A look at the available WordPress Framework Themes for WordPress.
I use frameworks a lot to build WordPress sites. They are quick and easy to use, plus they make it easy to update or change the layout later on. My favourite one, Ultimatum Theme, keeps getting better but it’s always good to see what else is around.
A recent poll by Go Barrel Roll got the following results.
|Framework||Votes||Cost (in US)||Comments|
|Genesis by StudioPress||2%||$59.95|
|Gantry by RocketTheme||39%||free||Excellent and popular framework that has versions for Joomla and WordPress.|
|Divi Builder by Elegant Themes||9%|| $89 pa or
|For the subscription you also get access to many themes and plugins.|
|Thesis by DIYthemes||0%|| $87 pa or
|Hybrid by Theme Hybrid||0%||free||A theme with many layout options. Hasn’t been updated since 2013 so it may cause problems with the latest WordPress release.|
|Headway by Vesped||5%||$89 pa or $199 once||Yearly subscription is limited to three websites.|
|Wonderflux by Jonny Allbut||1%||free|
|Cherry by Crocoblock||0%||free||Also known as Cherry Frameworks, I’m surprised that it’s not more popular, but I think it’s harder to set up than the others.|
|Themify Builder by Themify||1%||from $39, free version available|
|Tesla Framework by Tesla Themes||0%||from $58 pa. $189 once||You also get access to many themes, like the offer from Elegant Themes.|
|Dynamik Website Builder by Cobalt Apps||0%||from $69 one site, $149 unlimited|
|ZOOM Builder by WPZOOM||0%||$99||A collection of themes and they have some page builders you can buy.|
|Ultimatum by Wonder Foundry||42%||US$60
|My personal favourite, with many plugins like Revolution Slider and Visual Composer included it’s great value.|
|Runway by Parallelus||0%||free|
|Canvas by WooThemes||0%||from $99 one year support||Especially built for Woocommerce. It’s more of a highly customisable theme than a framework. Probably the best choice if you are using Woocommerce.|