Do You Need a WordPresss Theme Framework?
WordPress is, hands down, the most popular website content management system. It’s easy to use out of the box, and you can extend the features with a number of plug-ins. It’s also easy to customize with a number of free and premium themes. But some users may want (and developers WILL need) more options to customize the appearance. That’s where WordPress theme frameworks come in. A framework is essentially a barebones theme. From here you can add a child theme, which plays essentially the same role as a normal WordPress theme. A child theme will a set style, colors, graphics, etc. Then, you’re able to customize it as you like, all without directly altering any files. Everything is done through the WordPress backend.
For developers, this will save a lot of time because they will be able to develop a custom portfolio of themes, export them, and tweak them for each individual client. This significantly speeds up development time and consistency.