Pagelines WordPress Theme Framework: Platform Pro

If you are looking for an easy to use wordpress theme framework, the pagelines platform pro is an ideal theme framework for you to choose from.Pagelines have released PlatformPro version 1.3 which includes around 20 new features and options. The most important new features are a web typography tool (50 font options), sub navigation and menu sections, metapanel for meta options, and more child theming options.
Drag and Drop Layout Editor
Allows you to specify number of columns and exact column widths
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Platform Pro can be a expert WordPress theme framework that helps you built a custom WordPress internet site rapidly and easily with drag-and-drop layout and design functionality. Platform Pro features include BuddyPress and bbPress integration, child theme support, magazine & blog layout modes, full-width and fixed-width designs, design control options, tyopgraphy manager, and ajax image uploading. The Section API gives drag and drop website control with layout builder options, drag & drop post types (feature slides, boxes, banners etc) and tons of comprehensive page by page options.

Platform Pro WordPress Theme Framework

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Fixed Width Magazine Layout Example
Choose from design modes like “full-width” or “fixed-width” site design. Use “magazine” or “blog” style layouts on your blog and posts pages
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New Features

  • Web Typography Tool
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    • Choose from over 50 font options (including Google API Fonts)
    • Select font weight, styling, spacing, transform (e.g. uppercase) and variant (e.g. small-caps)
    • Preview your custom typefaces live, using the live preview pane
  • Meta Panel – metapanel for handling of meta options
  • Secondary Navigation and Brand Nav
    • The secondary nav section allows you to select a custom menu on each page or post to use as your sub navigation
    • The BrandNav is a graphical section which essentially combines your site branding/logo and your site navigation, inline
  • Developer and Child Theming – features to make it easier to create and manage child themes

Features

  • Design Control – options including color pickers, background image setup and design modes; that literally lets you create a completely custom site in less than 5 minutes
  • Drag & Drop Design Control – Create and customize your site by dragging and dropping ‘sections’ of content around your theme
  • Layout Builder – drag & drop layout dimensions and configure each of 5 different sidebar layout options on a page / post basis
  • Design Modes – Choose from tons of design modes such as: magazine or blog layout; full-width or fixed-width site design
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  • Sections – allow you to drag and drop pre-designed modules of HTML, Javascript and other code on your site (similar to widgets)
    • Simple – Sections add standard html markup and custom hooks (for extending functionality). Cutting down on a lot of code while giving more functionality at the same time
    • Plug-andPlay Sections – pre-designed pieces of web design (e.g. a feature slider, navigation, carousel, etc..) managed by the section API; so all you ever see is a simple drag and drop interface and options
    • Development – Can be created and modified by designers in the Base child theme, meaning designers can add or alter the drag & drop sections in seconds
    • Controls – Sections can be toggled on or off on a page-by-page basis and add their own post-types and options. This means total control of every page on your site
    • Performance – Sections load their code (eg, Javascript), only on pages where they are used and according to best-practices, greatly improving performance
  • Meta Options – Customize everything on a page-by-page basis through meta options. For example, the number of boxes, items in a carousel, custom images, and more…
  • bbPress and BuddyPress Integrated – supports integrations with BuddyPress and has a matching bbPress forum theme (developer edition)
  • SEO Tuned – Tuned code for optimal search engine performance and accessibility. Works with all major SEO meta plugins
  • Child Theme Support – to help you customize Platform easily and with best-practices for building a website using “hooks” and custom CSS
  • WordPress 3.0+ supports the coolest new WP features like custom post types, menus, and custom ‘taxonomies’ (i.e. custom categorizing)
  • Advanded Fonts – Platform allows you to integrate the Google fonts API or Cufon based fonts in seconds
  • Forms and Ajax Uploading

Price
Platform Pro: $95
Platform Pro Developer: $175

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And there are more premium wordpress theme framework for you to choose from, just like studiopress Genesis theme, woothemes Canvas, ithemes builder theme, headway theme, diytheme -thesis theme etc, and there are some free wordpress theme frameworks: Thematic Framework, Hybrid Framework, Buffet Framework,Precious Theme Framework.

Which of these is the best? Of course, it depends. For premium themes, I recommended studiopress genesis theme and woothemes canvas;
for free theme frameworks, I recommended Thematic Framework and Hybrid Framework,

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