EP10 – “Theme Frameworks” – WPwatercooler – November 26 2012

Nov. 26, 2012, 6 p.m. (10 years ago)
This week's we will be discussing WordPress Theme Frameworks.
Dave Jesch – http://www.davejesch.com

Patrick Rauland – http://www.speakinginbytes.com

Sé Reed – http://www.sereedmedia.com

Steve Zehngut – http://www.zeek.com

Gregg Franklin – http://www.greggfranklin.com/

Jason Tucker – http://www.tucker.pro
Chris brings up WPMU reviews, Chris Lema’s site, chrislema.com, and Clifford Paulick has two in depth articles regarding frameworks.
Jason asks for Chris's favorite frameworks. Chris mentions which frameworks he likes: CatalystWooFramework
Se mentions which framework she likes, & her views.
Steve mentions his thoughts on frameworks.
Chris mentions the importance of frameworks.
Genesis robust and mentions the results.
Chris delivers thoughts about working with frameworks and becoming a tool.
Patrick shares his thoughts on the value of frameworks.
Steve mentions the value of a freelancer.
Chris mentions the value of some other frameworks.
Jason mentions Headway and a mention of Genesis, he likes it.
Steve speaks about Headway.
Chris mentions what drives the use of a framework.
Chris mentions the popularity of Woothemes control panel for the end user.
Se mentions main concerns about dependency.
Patrick asks Se about her workflow.
Se mentions what she uses.
Steve mentions what he uses.
Gregg uses a lot of everything.  Looking to simplify, going modular, he uses “Office”
Dave mentions Thesis, Thematic, & Genesis; the pros & cons.
_s “underscores” by Automattic mentioned.  Use what is appropriate for task at hand.
Steve plugs Genesis, and gives his two cents.
Dave sees Genesis as a way to hook in with what’s already there.
Steve goes into cons of Genesis.
Gregg Franklin mentions a theme he’s working with AppThemesVantage; seconds the challenge of ‘undoing’ the hooks for what you want is a challenge.
Chris mentions the benefit of being able to unhook. ProFramework some themes that should be plugins become part of a theme.
Dave agrees that there’s a difference between what belongs in a theme vs. a plugin, presentation vs. functionality.
Theme developers installing a theme with plugins is a more complicated install for nondevelopers, Steve counters.
Gregg mentions his experience with AJ at ThemeForest, about putting all as plugins.
Chris brings up how functionality is embedded in theme and the pain it causes.

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