What good free and open source alternatives exist to the Thesis theme ??
2There 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 ...– EAMannAug 17, 2010 at 22:08
1Suggestion to edit the title? "Free/Open-Source Theme Frameworks as an Alternate to Thesis?"– MikeSchinkelAug 17, 2010 at 23:12
Afaik, thesis Is GPL...– Ionut StaicuAug 18, 2010 at 21:32
1@Ionut It is not completely GPL.– UserAug 18, 2010 at 21:37
1@shubhkarman: indeed, but the php code is :)– Ionut StaicuAug 19, 2010 at 5:22
I assume by "alternatives" you mean Theme Frameworks? If yes, here's a list:
UPDATE: I added a few more:
- Brave New World
- Starter Theme Project
If that's not what you meant, please clarify.
Could you please recommend the one which would be good for someone who is completely new to WP theme development...– UserAug 18, 2010 at 21:38
2@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? Aug 18, 2010 at 21:43
2@MikeSchinkel - I'd add on Startbox (wpstartbox.com), mostly because I helped beta test it. Aug 18, 2010 at 22:11
1@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.– kaiserApr 2, 2011 at 15:59