Introducing Warp – An Open-Source Theme Framework for WordPress & Joomla
How does the Warp theme framework differ from others?
One of Warp’s key features is its cross-platform compatibility. By design it works with different CMS systems like Joomla or WordPress and can even be extended to support others. Warp has a clean separation between the individual theme and the framework. It is contained in a single folder that is located in your theme’s directory. Applying updates or patches to the framework is easily done, because all the generic framework code can be updated independently from the theme code. Warp also covers all aspects in theme development and uses the latest web technologies: Valid HTML5 markup, an up-to-date CSS framework and additional tools using the latest jQuery version. That enables you to build robust and future-proof websites.
What about the features and user friendliness?
The Warp framework comes with a nice and unobtrusive administration user interface for the theme configuration. It integrates nicely in the Joomla and WordPress administration while supporting every framework feature on both platforms. Choose from different style settings and various layout options like the overall theme and sidebar widths, different multi column layouts and many grid options to place modules and widgets. All these settings can be applied to single pages which means every page of your website can have its own style and layout – all managed easily from the theme administration.
Who’s behind Warp and is it ready to use?
Warp is actively being developed by full time developers from YOOtheme, a premium theme and extension provider for WordPress and Joomla. New features are added all the time and bugfixes are provided quickly. The Warp framework and its Master theme are free and distributed under the popular open source GPL license. This Master theme is optimized and streamlined to serve as a blueprint to build your very own custom themes.
How to get started?
The Master theme including the latest Warp theme framework is available as a free download on the Warp framework website. Start right away by downloading the theme package for Joomla or WordPress. The easiest way to get everything up and running is to download a demo package that includes either Joomla or WordPress with prepared demo content, the Master theme and the Warp framework. Just download the package, run the installation like you would do with a plain Joomla or WordPress package and you have a working site.
To learn more about Warp’s possibilities, the official documentation is a good point to start. Since Warp has been used for many projects already, there is a huge community over at YOOtheme which helps with common questions and answers.
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