Anyone have any experience with this? I’ve got a client I’m doing some branding identity work for is looking at possibly moving his website into the thesis theme.
I’m having a hard time deciphering exactly what thesis is. They say it’s a framework, but it just looks like a theme with more options than a standard theme. I find it somewhat disturbing that you can’t even see how this differs from a standard WP theme until you’ve shelled out $70. My comment to him so far was that I’d look into it, but I don’t see how this takes away any customizations he was going to need anyway.
Hi Josh… I haven’t used the Thesis theme. But, I’m aware that it’s a premium theme with a lot of options. The “framework” term may refer to it’s extensibility. It may have been designed with a lot of hooks throughout, which would allow you to add/remove features in different places, by adding overriding functions programatically in your theme using action hooks & filters. It may also work as a parent theme, allowing you to install it in wordpress, and build child themes based on it.
I think using a specific framework is an alternative to starting a theme from scratch. You can use the framework as a starting point / boilerplate. Once you’re familiar with the framework, it’s ids, classes, hooks, and other features it may help to build child themes more easily. It’s a matter of preference whether a template framework offers any value.