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Which is the Best WordPress Framework? With the help of the community, we aim to answer that very question today in a unbias manner. 

Now as I’ve peaked your interest,

Here’s 15 of the Best WordPress Theme Frameworks (voted on by you):

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    Gantry

    29.2
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    Unlike other paid WordPress theme frameworks, Gantry is free but paid support costs $99 per year. Gantry is a product of RocketTheme, a popular theme shop known for their beautiful .... Read full review

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    StudioPress

    14.4
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    If you’re not looking for tons of customization and functional features, and simply a fast, secure and to-the-point framework, then Genesis is simply the best. It’s .... Read full review

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    tagDiv

    10.4
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    This is the developer, having very few products in the catalog but still made a name in the industry. Its Newspaper theme is known as an industrial standard product and .... Read full review

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    Elegant Themes

    4.2
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    Elegant Themes has been developing WordPress themes for a long time. It has developed lots of popular themes including Divi, Nexus, Fable, and Extra. If you have always wanted to know more about this .... Read full review
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    MyThemeShop

    2.3
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    MyThemeShop is among those rare premium developers which not only share themes but also make plugins. They have themes for almost every specific niche, available both as .... Read full review

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    Upfront Theme

    2.2
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    Modern WordPress developers are not focusing on creating unique and better-looking themes. Rather, they are focusing on creating a unique framework which can power any c .... Read full review

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    BlankSlate theme

    2.2
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    This product is as its name sounds like. It doesn't come with anything, but a framework, and allows you to create any sort of functionalities and CSS styles, to have a p .... Read full review

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    Themify

    1.9
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    Every Themify developed themes you buy, comes with their Themify Builder, which is their own take on the drag & drop visual page builder. It comes with dozens of mod .... Read full review

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    thesis theme

    Thesis

    0.6
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    For users keen on having an advanced WordPress theme framework that allows more freedom to customize layout, designs, and functions, Thesis is definitely a good choice to consider. .... Read full review

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    TeslaThemes

    0.6
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    TeslaThemes works on the same concept as of StudioPress, as it comes with a parent theme (framework) working as the base, and then custom child themes build on them to b .... Read full review

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    Sage theme

    0.5
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    To help you start with the front-end development, Sage is a highly recommended product. It comes with advanced gulp setup, which ensures easy code understanding, and eas .... Read full review

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    Bones theme

    0.0
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    If you were looking for a mobile-first starter theme, then consider going with Bones. It’s an HTML5 ready theme, available without any price tag. Anyone can use the th .... Read full review

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    JointsWP Theme

    0.0
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    This is a known name among WordPress community and it’s built over Foundation 6 platform, making it extremely functional, powerful and user-friendly. It can help the d .... Read full review

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    Headway Theme

    0.0
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    Headway has made progress into the WordPress theme development sector in the past six years. With that sort of experience level, you can depend on it knowing what it is talking abou .... Read full review

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    UNDERSCORES

    0.0
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    Since we’re talking about the WordPress platform here, so, why don't we start with an option from Automattic? The name may be weird but the feature it offers are truly .... Read full review

15 Best WordPress Theme Frameworks for 2018 Summery
NameEditor's RatingPricing Model
Gantry4.1/5Freemium, Open source
StudioPress3.6/5One time license, Subscription
tagDiv4/5One time license
Elegant Themes4/5Subscription
MyThemeShop4.1/5One time license, Subscription
 

It’s possible to get a free theme just by searching for the specific niche on Google, but it’s not advisable, at all. The prime reason behind this is that you need to be aware of the developer team behind a particular theme, as it will be injecting the set of codes into your clean WordPress installation.

So, you must be thinking, if that’s not safe, then what’s advisable?

Well, the best way to get a proper and totally safe theme is to look for it from specific theme providers. Either from a sole developer or a team, providing premium themes since years.

This is what you need to look, and once you are at their portfolio, you’ll have options to pick dozens of, depending on the specific niche.

Now, searching for a premium theme is an ideal situation these days. But, to make it even worth, you have to look for developers who are providing their theme with a framework behind.

A framework is kind of a control panel, offered in the Dashboard area, using which webmaster is allowed to bring all possible visual and functional changes. Cool, right?

Not every premium developer is offering a framework, but if they are, then you can understand how passionate they are for this work. And, you’ll have an extremely simple to use the tool, in your arsenal.