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digitalimpact says

So yeah, Jeffrey and Derek let the cat out of the bag :)

As far as it looks, Envato have been busy creating an admin framework for ThemeForest WordPress themes.

Personally, I can’t wait to see more, especially since it’s created by Derek.

I think it would be extremely useful for many entry-level authors to have a standard admin framework. Think of all the issues this would take care of: less bugs, less support, perhaps cool features you can’t do on your own, a single place to refer to for support (for admin page issues), more powerful/stable themes and best of all, happier customers :)

What do you guys think?

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CreativeMilk says

I have seen a thread here on TF a year a go or something, i cant wait.

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digitalimpact says
I have seen a thread here on TF a year a go or something, i cant wait.

Didn’t see that one. Can’t wait myself :D

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Parallelus says

I’m very interested to see the approach it takes. There is a lot of variation in frameworks, some act as a “starter theme” for both the admin options and theme design, others as a basic admin options only foundation, and then there are those that try to be a complete “theme in a box” all in one solutions.

I’d like to see this be a basic structure, a blank slate to build your design from, only providing the core essential functionality needed to ensure WP standards are followed. I don’t want to learn yet another set of custom “hooks” and functions. WordPress has enough of this already in my opinion and frameworks that do too much of this, like Thesis, just make more work for me as a designer.

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Ivor Reviewer says
So yeah, Jeffrey and Derek let the cat out of the bag :)

As far as it looks, Envato have been busy creating an admin framework for ThemeForest WordPress themes.

Personally, I can’t wait to see more, especially since it’s created by Derek.

I think it would be extremely useful for many entry-level authors to have a standard admin framework. Think of all the issues this would take care of: less bugs, less support, perhaps cool features you can’t do on your own, a single place to refer to for support (for admin page issues), more powerful/stable themes and best of all, happier customers :)

What do you guys think?

I know something :zipped:, I even used that admin panel framework in one of my themes, easy to manage, easy to maintain. :)

Edit: With Derek’s permission and approval.

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digitalimpact says
I know something :zipped:, I even used that admin panel framework in one of my themes, easy to manage, easy to maintain. :)

Ivor, are you trying to make us buy all your themes just to see it? :P

EDIT : if devs did this, I love how quoting now goes directly beneath the quoted person’s response :) (I first posted the below and then quoted Ivor)

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digitalimpact says

Maybe it’ll be something like this.

Honestly, I wouldn’t want to see a “starter theme” in terms of theme design.

Blank slates to start a theme already exist and are free (GPL). Some don’t use CSS so I think those would be allowed.

Anyway, I’m really surprised that it’s been kept so secret until now, when I saw Derek saying “coming soon”...

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Ivor Reviewer says
Ivor, are you trying to make us buy all your themes just to see it? :P

Not at all :) it’ll be out soon.

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ThemeBlvd says

@ivor Was it used with Communitie?

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JeffreyWay says

Hey guys,

It’s not a full framework, like Thematic – though we’re considering building one.

What Derek is finishing up is a dynamic options page “framework.” This will allow you to create custom options (get_option) with ease…and without editing any code.

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