What is a Theme Framework?
A theme framework is a set of files used to develop a WordPress theme. A framework is equipped with a basic design and customization options that allow developers to create a unique theme.
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A framework is designed to help developers build new themes. To make a new theme using a framework, you must first set it as a parent theme. Then, you can create a child theme for customizing features and design.
The two themes are separate. However, the new theme is updated automatically when the framework updates. The parent-child relationship leaves the functionality to the framework and the customization and styling to the child theme.
Many themes are created using a framework. Some companies develop multiple themes from one framework, such as StudioPress.
Additionally, numerous developers even create themes using someone else’s framework. This is because a framework provides a solid foundation to create a variety of designs. Nonetheless, creating a theme from a framework often requires coding knowledge and should be left to experienced developers.