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Platform – The Drag & Drop Framework

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Platform is a beautiful free framework theme for WordPress from PageLines. One of the themes biggest selling points is the ability to drag and drop content areas. This allows you to easily build the site structure you need.

A pro version of the theme is available for $95 however the free version should be sufficient for most of you.

Platform Framework for WordPress

Platform has a tremendous options area which allows you to customise how your site is structured and what is displayed (though not as many as the Suffusion Framework Theme).

Platform Framework Settings Area

The biggest area of the options section are the template setup and layout editor. In the layout editor you can choose the type of structure i.e. where the sidebar goes and how many columns etc. The template setup allows you to drag and drop content to where you want.

In October I raved about the Suffusion Framework. From a customisation point of view I believe Suffusion is better though Platform will have more than enough features for most people and has a much better design in my opinion.

I encourage you to check it out if you want a bit more control over how your site is structured :)

Good luck,

Platform Framework: Information & Download | Demo

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Comments (2)

Comment by Kevin Muldoon says:

There in lies the problem of using frameworks. Some frameworks aim to make design easier for theme developers, others try and add major functionality – sometimes when it’s not needed.

It really depends to what your own personal needs are.

I have used seo plugins but a lot of the time I simply leave it to wordpress, which is more than sufficient in most cases.

Comment by John Flower says:

The hunt for a framework continues. I contacted my current theme provider today asking for my money back. Lovely framework, but it takes over where it shouldn’t, in my estimation.
I looked at the above-mentioned framework, but I fear it will be the same case.
I think SEO should be controlled by a separate plugin, such as yoast’s fantastic wordpress SEO, not by a framework. Also, page-type by page-type, and also page by page setup is something that’s important. I have yet to come across a framework that can build a box type front page, with the rest of the site set up normally, that fulfills all the other criteria as well.
Perhaps I’m just full of nonsense, but it would be cool to find a framework that doesn’t make use of structures outside the wordpress system. It’s tough enough as it is for a non-scripter to learn something like wordpress, without having to learn a framework’s naming conventions too.
Wish I had the expertise to code my own framework.

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