Wonderflux: WordPress Open Source Framework

wonderflux wordpress framework

wonderflux wordpress framework

I remember when I first started wrangling WordPress themes. I took the default WordPress theme and created a child theme.

From there, I was able to get my footing until I eventually built a theme from the ground up.

If I had known about WordPress theme frameworks like Wondeflux, I probably would have started with it (or something like it.)


This past week, they released their latest version:

Wonderflux is a powerful, free WordPress theme framework. It allows you to rapidly create unique WordPress themes – and the best part…it’s free (and always will be!) Wonderflux is open source GPLv2 licensed code – just like WordPress, so you can use it on unlimited client, personal and commercial websites with no subscription or cost.

After over 2 years in development and countless contributions of feedback and discussions I’m proud to announce that Wonderflux is finally getting a ‘version 1′ release and coming out of beta… about time huh! Oh, and with the release of v1.0RC2 comes sophisticated BuddyPress support – now ANY Wonderflux theme can become a BuddyPress theme automatically, cool huh?

Wonderflux isn’t just a basic theme:

  • 100+ hooks
  • Filters & parameters within display functions
  • Dynamic grid layout
  • CSS targets
  • 2-100 grid columns with 10 pixel width increments, or no grid
  • More!

I’ve downloaded Wonderflux and looked under the hood and have seen the depth that’s available. It’s no lightweight, but it can be torn down to be if you need it. At the same time, there’s plenty of room to grow it out and put together some really advanced stuff.

I like what I see from Wonderflux, but without getting my elbows dirty, I can’t say much more than what I’ve seen by browsing through the files. If you’ve used Wonderflux, please, share your thoughts!

To learn more about Wonderflux and download it, visit the Wonderflux website.

What’s your favorite WordPress framework?


Eric Dye

I am a blogger, business owner and lover of coffee. I spend most of my time as Programs Director for Open Church, but you'll also find me as a writer and editor for ChurchMag, as well as working on Live Theme and ChurchMag Press. All while enjoying my family and sipping espresso in Italy.

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  1. says

    Wow – thanks for the glowing report on Wonderflux! You are absolutely right, there is a wealth of power under the hood for designers and developers to use – and I’ve tried to make it as flexible as possible, with filters, hooks and the ability of (almost!) every core function to be over-ridden by a child theme.

    I’m working on documentation – and I appreciate that at the moment a-lot of people may struggle to really get the most benefit out of Wonderflux unless they have a reasonable knowledge of PHP. You can visit the documentation site over at http://wondeflux.com/guide to see how I’m doing;)

    Thanks again – Wonderflux is free (and always will be) – so I don’t have any sort of mega marketing budget, so people taking the time to mention or write about Wonderflux means a-lot to me;)

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