10 WordPress Theme Frameworks to make your WordPress theme development easy

1.Gantry WordPress Theme FrameWork – FREE

Gantry was born when the RocketTheme development team wanted to consolidate their extensive set of custom WordPress template functionality into a simple, easy to use framework. However, RocketTheme wanted to ensure they didn’t lock theirselves into a rigid framework that would stifle the creativity and bleeding-edge design features that they had become known for. It had to be powerful enough to do everything their own templates already handled, but allow them to easily extend and build-on these features with a minimum of effort and complexity.

2.Hybrid Core WordPress Theme FrameWork – FREE

Hybrid Core is a WordPress theme development framework for creating solid parent themes. It allows theme developers to forget about all the complex functionality and dive straight into coding their theme’s HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

3.Whiteboard Responsive WordPress Theme FrameWork – FREE

Whiteboard WordPress Framework is not like most other WordPress Theme Frameworks out there. While most other WordPress Theme Frameworks include a mess of styles, functions, and content areas that have to be cleaned out for nearly every project, Whiteboard remains a true WordPress Theme Framework. Whiteboard includes only the core WordPress structure and does not get fancy with unnecessary functions. While Whiteboard does include Less Framework and a minimal theme, these can be easily removed with the exclusion of a line of HTML each.

4.Ashford WordPress Theme FrameWork – FREE & Premium

Ashford is developed to be as easy as possible to administer and packed with powerful features. Often themes look great in the screen shots or in demos, but are difficult to use in the real world. Ashford is the FREE parent to the fully featured Ashford Pro. The free version is loaded with features, but not all are enabled.

5.Roots HTML5 WordPress Theme FrameWork – FREE

Roots is based on HTML5 Boilerplate, Bootstrap from Twitter, and is hNews microformat ready. You get all of HTML5 Boilerplate’s markup (but we do place JavaScript in the header to avoid any plugin conflicts). You get most of HTML5 Boilerplate’s incredibly powerful .htaccess directly from the theme. You get all of HTML5 Boilerplate’s style.css.

6.Foundation WordPress Theme FrameWork – FREE

Foundation is an easy to use, powerful, and flexible framework for building prototypes and production code on any kind of device.

7.Reverie Responsive WordPress Theme FrameWork – FREE

Reverie Framework is an extremely versatile HTML5 WordPress framework based on ZURB’s Foundation, a powerful tool for building prototypes on any kind of devices. Reverie follows HTML5 Boilerplate standard and is hNews microformat ready. It is optimized for Search Engine while at the same time improve readability.

8.Skeleton Responsive WordPress Theme FrameWork – FREE

Skeleton is a simple, responsive WordPress theme from Simple Themes. People visit your website from a variety of devices ranging from desktop computers, tablets, and smart phones. The average user spends only a few seconds before making a decision to stay on your site or not. Skeleton is a WordPress theme aimed at helping you build simple, uncluttered, useable, and mobile-friendly WordPress sites.

9.Bones WordPress Theme FrameWork – FREE

Bones is a wordpress theme framew that follows the mobile first approach that has a detailed + organized CSS, in-depth documentation with tutorials and details on every level. Bones is available classic design (Non Responsive) and a new fully responisve version.

10.WP Paintbrush WordPress Theme FrameWorks – FREE

WP Paintbrush is a new theme for WordPress, which comes with a built in editing panel, allowing anyone from beginners to advanced WordPress users to quickly create a unique and beautiful design for their website. WP Paintbrush makes it easy to redesign your site, even if you have zero knowledge of coding. If you want to change a background colour, try a different font, or match the design to that of your brand you can do it all with WP Paintbrush.

Decrypting an Encoded WordPress theme

Most of the times when you might be searching for some free themes on the internet, you will find several themes which are good looking (and free) but contain encrypted links in the footer to few websites. As per the WordPress theme policy , no theme must contain hard coded links to 3rd Party and that is why you will not find these themes in WordPress theme directory.

I am quoting this post from the forum



This was originally posted by Otto42 in this thread –

Hopefully this will help some people, and avoid posts to the forum about encrypted theme files. Use these tools to decode them yourself.

Better yet, avoid encrypted themes entirely. They’re always malicious in some fashion. There is no legitimate reason for a theme author to encrypt a theme file.

This page will let you decode the encryption that seems most commonplace, the one that looks like $o=whatever:

Otto based the interface for it off of this one, which will decode the type of encryption that starts with $_F=__FILE__:

Otto also created this one, for encoded files that start with $OOO0O0O00=__FILE__;$O00O00O00=__LINE__;:

Another one is here, for those that look like eval(gzinflate(base64_decode('...')));:

These sites support a whole lot of different decoding methods. All you have to do is upload the encoded file and it spits out the decoded one:

(Yes, I know they’re not really “encrypted”, they’re obfuscated. Semantics.)

Please, before adding to this thread asking for someone to decode an encrypted theme, actually try it out yourself first through the methods above.


Hope this method might be useful for you.

Encoded themes
Encoded themes

Zinglish – The new buddypress child theme

I have created a new Child Theme for buddypress. It was meant for a customer. The original website is Zinglish. The website is supposed to serve as an LMS ( Learning management system).

The theme is based on default buddypress. It adds some additional functionality and custom CSS, to give it a simple look. I have used a custom font to enhance the typography.

The original website has an option for slider as well as Home page boxes embedded in the theme. Here are some screenshots of the theme. I have submitted it to the wordpress themes directory. Will be available if all the issues are solved.

Theme Features

Posts page with thumbnail support.

The post page supports the “Featured Image”. This featured image is derived from the WordPress featured image section.

Custom Avatar Support

Home page highlights and Slideshow

Posts Page
Activity Streams


Download the theme – https://github.com/mohitkr05/zinglish