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Bare bone themes are great, personally I prefer them over frameworks. I have noticed that 'liking' one over another comes down to how it feels, so I would suggest trying several out until you find one. For instance a lot people like WordPress boilerplate but I could not get the hang of it. My current favorite is Handcrafted WP, since it very similar to my ...


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Hybrid Theme Hybrid, developed by Justin Tadlock. Scope of code is primarily PHP internal functionality and front-end templates for themes. Interesting features: code aims to minimize template edits, most of functionality can be controlled via hooks; context-aware - extended body-class, dynamic context-aware hooks that allow to hook events that fire only ...


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Genesis Developed by StudioPress Purpose Barebones parent theme providing mulitple sidebars; custom, configurable widgets; and a configurable multi-column display Parent theme works as a highly extensible framework - the different variations in design that exist for Genesis seem endless Strong Features Automatic updates A new settings import/export ...


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I assume by "alternatives" you mean Theme Frameworks? If yes, here's a list: Atahualpa The Buffet Framework Carrington Hybrid Sandbox Thematic WP Framework UPDATE: I added a few more: ashford Basis Brave New World Buffet Imagination Naked OnePress Starkers Startbox Starter Theme Project Vanilla Whiteboard WordPreciousss wp-constructor If ...


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Thematic Developed by ThemeShaper Purpose Free, open-source, highly extensible, search-engine optimized WordPress Theme Framework Strong Features 13 widget-ready areas Grid-based layout sampels Built-in styling for popular plug-ins Massive support community of professional designers and developers Bonus Credibility Third place in WPHonors 2010 ...


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if you are going for a e-commerce website here are some really good themes, plugins, and trickes that you will find really helpfull Themes Sommerce Shop: http://themeforest.net/item/sommerce-shop-a-versatile-ecommerce-theme/542001 Demo: http://www.yithemes.com/live/?theme=sommerce wordpress theme Mojo Theme: ...


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Twenty Ten I have tried several frameworks and not liked any of them at all for heavier development. For quick stuff they are ok but all the extra stuff can make custom work a nightmare. Often the frameworks are so custom that it is like learning a new system. For that reason I often just use Twentyten or a similar blank slate or sandbox theme. Purpose ...


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Just a suggestion and not necessarily the answer, but some of those are so basic I'm wondering if using the Starkers theme from Elliot Jay Stocks and just adding a bit of style to it, could make the simple theme you've been looking for.


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scbFramework Developed by scribu. Purpose Set of plugin development helper classes for creating forms, widgets, admin pages, database tables and more. Features can be bundled with plugin or specified as plugin dependency automatically loads latest version of itself, if multiple are present in different plugins Issues poorly documented tends to ...


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About OOP Themes) There are dozens of Theme- & Plugin-"Frameworks" out there. And some are OOP. About custom coding) You could also try libraries like WP Alchemy for meta boxes and custom content. "Rilwis" offers another one. Then you could use some front end code to insert stuff into Custom Post types. About "Jobroller") You should post/ask your Q ...


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Canvas Purpose Advanced standalone/parent theme, uses WooFramework. For sketching out sites and concepts. Building a version 1 without having to do so from scratch. Strong features I find the theme code very easy to hack for my purposes. Canvas uses a lot of new HTML and CSS features in a smart way. Downsides Not free (but free software) ...


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Syntaxhighlighter is by far the best plug-in, so it's just a matter of editing the CSS that comes with it (as that will give you total control). The horizontal scroll doesn't seem great at first either, however your readers will appreciate that important code structure doesn't get the "word wrap" treatment (thus, breaking everything).


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Carrington 'Carrington is a theme platform for WordPress from Crowd Favorite.' Carrington is a new (we think better) way of organizing a WordPress theme, coupled with a core framework engine that provides a bunch of exciting functionality for free, just by creating different named templates. -- What is Carrington Purpose Development Framework ...


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Headway Theme Developed by Headway Themes Purpose Highly advanced parent theme with a built-in drag-and-drop visual developer (for non-coders) Strong Features Visual layout designer Built-in SEO features Deep documentation and tutorial content Massive support community of professional designers and developers Bonus Credibility First place in ...


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Plug-ins Job Listing Job Manager WP Careers WP Job Board - Premium (This has a similar name to the one you linked to, but they seem to be completely different systems) Themes JobRoller - Premium Job Board - Premium JobPress - Premium Tapp Jobs - Premium As you can see, a lot of available solutions are premium plug-ins or themes. The pricing seems ...


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SWIFT On my private blog i use : http://swiftthemes.com/ purpose: standalone theme but child themes are supported with demo childtheme Kill Bill theme included strong features: out of the box it includes a real handy template adjustable in the end user menu system nice friendly creater and user community its easy to understand and easy hackable which ...


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Thesis Theme Framework The Thesis Theme framework is a premium template system for WordPress that is designed to serve as the rock-solid foundation beneath any kind of website. Features (And i quote): Thesis option panels Unique designs revolutionary layout generator (with 1, 2, and 3-column layout combinations) pinpoint font controls Additional ...


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Big sites using WordPress: http://www.wpbeginner.com/showcase/21-popular-brands-that-are-using-wordpress/


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I would suggest that you flip the question to What plugin is good for posting code?. You can only do so much with <pre> and <code> HTML tags. I post code snippets on my blog all the time using the WP-Syntax plugin. Here's a nice working example: A WordPress Blog Post with PHP, TXT and HTML snippets using the WP-Syntax Plugin It allows me to ...


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Starkers Starkers is a bare-bones WordPress theme created to act as a starting point for the theme designer. Purpose: A great starting point for any WP theme. It containings all the basic template tags you need to create a theme without any unnecessary markup / images / js. In my opinion one of the best themes to use when learning to develop for WP ...


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I would actually recommend a hybrid approach - take a good theme for showcasing photos and substitute in your YouTube videos. Photo themes give you large portions of screen real estate for imagery, and if you do it right it's not difficult to substitute an embedded object (i.e. YouTube video) for the images. Some good ones to start with: Aperture by ...


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For 3 & 4, try Booking Calendar: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/booking/. I just installed it on a site and it seems to work ok on first impression. It comes with a widget that shows a little calendar that shows dates that are booked, dates that someone has requested, and open dates. It also ships with a request form. It'll send emails when a ...


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For a slider, really liking Nivo Slider: http://nivo.dev7studios.com/features/#wordpress I've also used Anything Slider, which I personally prefer for the stop/start feature when cycling items with text, but you'd have to build in the functionality yourself (whether with a category, a gallery, whatever): http://css-tricks.com/examples/AnythingSlider/


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Of course it is worth looking at Jigoshop themes. Next there are WooCommerce themes based on WooCommerce plugin which is quiet derived from Jigoshop plugin (I would give a try to Sommerce Shop theme too). All in all my favorite plugin is still WP e-Commerce plugin and its system of templates. I used one great theme with lot of functionality based on this ...


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If you don't mind getting your hands dirty with code you could combine both themes into the same folder. IE: wp-content/themes/yourtheme/secondtheme Then add the code in the header.php for your primary theme to check if its a mobile site and send the user to wp-content/themes/yourtheme/secondtheme/index.php Probably a pretty big nightmare. The proper way ...


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Joomlart makes this theme. Its a joomla theme though. It does not look like they will be making a WordPress version http://www.joomlart.com/joomla/templates/ja-cloris


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I personally have a few favs but also have some of my own that i have made. But the one i will use out of online pickings is the handcrafted wp as mentioned by Wyck


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Check out Videopress.com which is developed by the creators of Wordpress.


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I am not completely sure from your description which parts you want to be persistent and which to be client-specific. If you build markup and stylesheet from scratch for every client and don't use much custom PHP - there isn't much left for parent theme to do here. If you do use some custom PHP in each project - it might make sense to just put together our ...



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