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What good free and open source alternatives exist to the Thesis theme ??

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There are hundreds of free and open source themes available, many with custom functionality. So what features of Thesis do you want your "alternative" to have? Without knowing how you'll use the theme, this question is a little too broad ... –  EAMann Aug 17 '10 at 22:08
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Suggestion to edit the title? "Free/Open-Source Theme Frameworks as an Alternate to Thesis?" –  MikeSchinkel Aug 17 '10 at 23:12
    
Afaik, thesis Is GPL... –  Ionut Staicu Aug 18 '10 at 21:32
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@Ionut It is not completely GPL. –  User Aug 18 '10 at 21:37
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@shubhkarman: indeed, but the php code is :) –  Ionut Staicu Aug 19 '10 at 5:22

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I assume by "alternatives" you mean Theme Frameworks? If yes, here's a list:

UPDATE: I added a few more:

If that's not what you meant, please clarify.

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Could you please recommend the one which would be good for someone who is completely new to WP theme development... –  User Aug 18 '10 at 21:38
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@Shubhkarman - heh, that's a loaded question! Kinda like asking which religion is right for someone wanting to get more in tune with their spiritual side. :-) Seriously, but "new to theme development", what do you mean? What are your goals? And what are your current skills and expertise? –  MikeSchinkel Aug 18 '10 at 21:43
    
I know XHTML and CSS and a fair amount of Javascript. I know a little of PHP too. –  User Aug 18 '10 at 22:10
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@MikeSchinkel - I'd add on Startbox (wpstartbox.com), mostly because I helped beta test it. –  John P Bloch Aug 18 '10 at 22:11
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@MikeSchinkel - some like "Brave New World" shouldn't imo be in the list. The one named copied the whole functions.php from tewenty ten and even uses 'twenty_ten' as it's textdomain. It can't compete with any other one on the list. Just as a sidenote at poeple who read this thread. –  kaiser Apr 2 '11 at 15:59

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