There is no theme framework for WP as you would expect (except Gantry and Gavern that many wp people never heard of), only options tools to build custom panels. Having your own custom panels and your own code is actually better for long term maintenance and customer support.
I use OptionTree (options building tool and makes metaboxes too damn easy), it has it’s own advantages like I’ve mentioned metaboxes, so each of them have their own advantage and also common things such as most of the field types.
Other people use Options Framework, NHP Framework or variations like SMOF or Redux, they have some visual improvements over OptionsTree or more simple options, like file upload for instance.
The best is actually the one you can get the job done, from person to person. So go out there, try them all and show us some results.Good luck.
Thanks for the great info!
mountainthemes i’ll check that out too!
I too would like to know what theme options framework developers are using.
Does anyone have a list of available theme options frameworks available? Or could some of your guys post a few of them in this thread?
It would be very useful for fellow developers.
I can’t find the link to the theme in your post, can you repost it pls?
It takes a bit of toying around to get your newly installed theme to look like the demo.
Importing the XML file will only give you the pages, posts, images, menus, and media(images, videos, etc.) – It won’t change the Theme Options for you.
It seems to me you have imported the XML file and just need to change the Theme Options now.
BTW , when you import the XML a second time, Wordpress won’t duplicate the content – but for some reason it always duplicates the menus. That’s why you have double menus.
If you are really struggling then I suggest dropping a comment on the theme author’s page. There are a few Impression themes, so I can’t point to the specific page for you.
Has anyone used this?
How does it compare to SMOF ?
If it does not work then why did you buy it?
First of all, this person doesn’t know the full functionality of the product until they buy it. The live preview doesn’t fully represent what you download (I’ve bought some items here where some of the code in the live preview is completely different to the code in the purchased item)
Second, you should be correcting him in your reply. ‘No actually I have tested this and X works fine, Y works too, please contact me and we can work this out.’ I agree with you that some purchasers are too quick to throw around ‘x, y and z doesn’t work!!’ and if you have enough of these comments it could affect your sales – but you need to correct them as soon as you can and not reply in the way you have on this occasion.
AFAIK Contact Form 7 doesn’t store the entries. There is however CTF 7 to Database Extension which stores all entries to a DB.
I personally use Gravity Forms – much more powerful program and the developer license is great value. It stores all entries by default too.