WordPress offers a huge space for creativity and flexibility when designing and developing new websites.
Any type of website can be built on top of it: from blogs to newspapers, corporate websites to landing pages and even social networks. All you need is a theme coded to handle that functionality.
Yes, WordPress theme development. That is an easy process for experienced hands who knows the capabilities of the application and familiar with its functions and "not too hard" for others.
To simplify developing new themes, there are awesome WordPress theme frameworks and starter themes that you can use as a base for skipping the repetitive steps and begin with an optimized playground.
Here are the 34 free and good-quality ones that will save your time from searching them. And, in the bottom, you can find a comparison table for these WordPress theme frameworks.
The main power of this framework is its extremely clean WordPress code output, clean head and URLs (even for the head, CSS and JS paths).
Upon its activation, it automatically applies many useful customizations (like creating a homepage, defining the permalink structure, etc.).
Roots has 2 widget areas and it includes Blueprint CSS, 960.gs, the 1140px Grid, Adapt.js, Less Framework 4, Foundation by Zurb, and Bootstrap by Twitter.
It is a theme aimed at helping you build simple, uncluttered, useable, and mobile-friendly websites.
Skeleton has styling for typography and form elements + includes simple tabs and accordions.
The theme is based on and inspired from Skeleton Responsive Boilerplate, Theme Options Framework, Thematic Framework, Formalize and TwentyTen Theme.
P.S. There are also optional styles for bbPress and Jigoshop.
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