When you are a returning visitor to wilwebs.com, you will know by now that I enjoy working with WordPress theme frameworks. Such a framework allows you to create a website from scratch without the need to code. In this post, I want to have a closer look at the words "without the need to code". Is it really true? Is it possible to create a website with a WordPress Theme … [Read more...] about WordPress Frameworks, Stylesheets (CSS) and Required Coding Skills
WordPress theme frameworks
A WordPress theme framework is software that allows you to style WordPress websites by creating a theme or a skin through point-and-click, or drag-and-drop -- without coding.
A theme can be installed independently from the framework used to create it. A skin can be exported and transferred too, but in order to apply it, an active install of the framework is required.
When you have created one or more Genesis child themes with the Dynamik Website Builder, you will have noticed that these themes have only one color scheme; the default one. Of course, that is okay when you are creating a website for a project of your own, or even when it is for a customer. However, this is a limitation when you are considering creating Genesis child themes … [Read more...] about How to add Color Schemes to a Genesis Child Theme created with the Dynamik Website Builder
A few days ago, a WordPress user new to the Genesis Framework asked me whether it is possible to display tailored secondary menus on specific pages. All pages on the website should get the same primary menu and – besides a few exceptions – the same secondary navigation menu. The exceptions should get their own specific, secondary menu. In this post I am going to show you how … [Read more...] about Create Conditional Navigation Menus with Genesis Extender or the Dynamik Website Builder
The Dynamik Website Builder has just been promoted to my number #1 WordPress theme framework – right next to Genesis. Dynamik allows you to create custom page layouts and add custom styling to these layouts without the need to code. But of course, when you have read The Dynamik Website Builder for Genesis – A First Look, you already knew that. What you probably also know is … [Read more...] about Create Your Own Genesis Child Theme with the Dynamik Website Builder – without Coding!
The first quarter of this year, I became in interested in WordPress theme frameworks. The biggest advantage of a framework is that it provides a tool to build a WordPress site from scratch, without much coding – or no coding at all. In order to get a grip on this topic, I started with some stock-taking. Since I did not have the time to examine all 40+ frameworks, I condensed … [Read more...] about What is the Best WordPress Theme Framework for You?
You will probably agree with me that the guys over at Catalyst are a bunch of productive super-geeks. Last week they released the Genesis Extender, a plugin that makes it really easy to customize any Genesis child theme. And last summer, they brought Dynamik, a highly customizable child theme of their flagship the Catalyst Framework, to Genesis Framework. This Dynamik Website … [Read more...] about Catalyst with Dynamik versus the Dynamik Website Builder for Genesis – What is the Best Option?
Last week Thursday, iThemes released version 4.0 of its Builder Framework. Builder 4.0 is a major update of the framework since it delivers responsive support to Builder Core as well as to its child themes. When the post iThemes Builder WordPress Theme Framework – A First Look was published about two weeks back, the developers at iThemes were still working on the … [Read more...] about iThemes Builder Has Become Responsive With Version 4.0
Early August, I posted a review on the Thesis Theme. The version examined at the time was 1.8.5. Just to recall, my final thoughts at the time were: 1) impressed; 2) also a little anxious for Thesis 2.0, since the documentation implies that users of Thesis 2.0 will have to work with PHP classes. October 2nd, Thesis 2.0 came available – finally. However, people looking out … [Read more...] about The Thesis 2.0 Framework for WordPress – A First Look
Builder is a WordPress Theme Framework by iThemes – a one-stop shop for WordPress themes, plugins and training according to the tagline of the website. The first version of Builder was released in December 2009. The current version is 3.5.3. iThemes Builder installs like a regular WordPress theme. After installation it is recommended that you upload a child theme so that you … [Read more...] about iThemes Builder WordPress Theme Framework – A First Look
Headway is a WordPress theme Framework with a Drag and Drop Builder, allowing you to structure webpage layouts and create designs without coding. Grant Griffiths and Clay Griffiths – father and son – founded Headway Themes in 2009. Version 3.0 of the Headway Framework was released November last year. Installing Headway is no different from installing a WordPress theme. When … [Read more...] about Headway Themes Drag and Drop Theme Builder for WordPress – A First Look