I am a firm believer that the fewer options a site can have the better. However that said there are times when they are needed in order to give the client full content management capabilities of their site. This theme options frameworks looks promising and something that could make the process of adding theme options pages to a site easier.
WordPress theme frameworks are a relatively new thing. In fact they seem to kick off when WordPress introduced the use of child themes back when WordPress 2.7. was released. However they have really caught on over the last couple of years, with many different frameworks now available for use. Here I want to talk about how theme frameworks are built to be used and my thoughts on their success.
When a theme developer creates a child theme, things become problematic because that child theme might eventually need an update. If you’re a theme developer and are building a child theme with a 20kb functions file and five or six custom templates, I can assure you that you’re doing it wrong. I’ve even had to [...]