So, before we start of reviewing some of the Wordpress Theme Frameworks available on the internet, let’s know what it is all about first. So to put it bluntly, a Wordpress Theme Framework is a reliably coded Wordpress theme which serves as a foundation for future themes. Some frameworks are extendable through the use of child themes, which hook into the parent theme and tap up its functions and template properties. For an overview of how Wordpress Themes Frameworks work, I recommend you reading Wordpress Theme Frameworks Explained. If you’ve just started out with coding your Wordpress theme from the scratch, you might be left scratching the back of your head wondering why you didn’t go for one of the already available framework listed here.
Thematic Wiki Documentation and to the repository of child themes.
child themes. Of course, Ashford is search engine optimized, freeing you from the task of doing SEO. Ashford is very feature rich, for a complete list of features, it would be better for you to head off to the features page of Ashford. Ashford however does not enable you to remove the footer credits from the theme unless you buy the Pro version for $49.
PHPTAL templating engine, has pre-loaded template styles for different website uses, uses Carrington (reviewed above) atomic templating system, loads of widgetized areas, support for child themes and more.
Tripoli CSS framework, has CSS reset feature, coupled with Yahoo! User Interface Reset and more.
ARIA and more.