WordPress front-end frameworks

A while ago, I took a look around to see what was available in terms of dependable front-end theming environments for WordPress. The main reason was to provide a solid starting point from which to develop a core institutional parent theme, which we could then use to develop numerous child themes for school, departmental and a variety of web application uses. Ideally, the goal was to find something:

  • with a lot of hooks built in, to inject any number of elements into the interface
  • with a decent level of support via, presumably, paid licensing
  • that had well-planned responsive breakpoints already built-in

Admittedly, the following list probably isn’t complete, but we’ve already determined a winner. Thoughts or guesses?

Premium WordPress theme frameworks

Front-end UI responsive frameworks

Starter themes based on responsive frameworks

WordPress responsive dev environments