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WordPress is the tool used for adding/updating/deleting content but a WordPress theme framework is a theme designed to be a flexible foundation for quicker WordPress development, usually serving as a robust parent theme for child themes. Some theme frameworks can also make theme development easier as creating a custom child theme hooks into its parent (the framework) and uses all of its template files and functions. The child can change both the way the parent theme looks and functions.

Genesis Theme Framework

I work with Genesis theme framework as it provides hooks and filters for just about anything regarding the appearance which makes it possible to control and make a WordPress child theme from just about any design out there. I can easily reuse code and customizations I’ve built on other projects so my services also become more efficient. Using Genesis framework I can quickly and easily build a theme for any WordPress website.

Genesis framework provides hooks and filters for just about anything regarding the appearance which makes it possible to control and make a WordPress theme from just about any design out there. As I can easily reuse code and customizations I’ve built on other projects the result is quicker turnaround. Here are some benefits of the Genesis framework:

  • Genesis is search engine optimized: Clean, optimized code is important for achieving the best rankings possible.
  • Genesis is secure: Security expert and core WordPress developer Mark Jaquith was hires to make sure the framework is secured.
  • Genesis is easy to customize: Hooks and filters are provided to customize just about everything concerning the appearance.

Starter theme called _s

Recently I’ve started to play with _s starter theme. This is a theme that’s developed by the Automattic theme team and is a starter theme for all themes they develop. It’s a great theme and if you’re interested in reading more on the _s, click here for an introduction by the theme team them selves.

The choice is yours on how you want to organize your work but if you work with Genesis, _s or any other WordPress theme frameworks you’ll save a lot of time not to mention hassle when upgrading and your child themes are safe.