Jump Start is a powerful and user friendly WordPress theme framework that is also accessible to the ordinary WordPress users. You have probably heard all about the benefits of using a WordPress theme framework for your website (light-weight, bloat-free, fast loading and SEO friendly etc). But, if you are not a developer, you would often find that customizing and updating the theme quite difficult.
WordPress Theme Frameworks tend to require at least some level of coding expertise to use or customize it. Jump Start bridges that divide by redefining the WordPress theme framework concept.
As described by Jump Start: “Typical multipurpose WordPress themes gives plenty of options and features, they become overwhelming, bloated, and difficult to use or extend. Alternatively, barebones theme frameworks sell you child themes, but making any kind of minor code customization makes them very difficult to ever update or manage. Jump Start changes all that by including free theme bases and plugins”.
This is true even when you are a developer, editing or extending a bloated theme is quite a pain. And when you end up adding your own coding to the theme, it becomes un-updatable. Jump Start solves this by trimming out various options and functions and packages them as plugins. All major components like layout builder, widgets, and shortcodes, come as free plugins hosted on wordpress.org. You only load what you want to use.
Theme bases are free pre-built designs with many user options pre-made for your convenience. You can choose from 10 different theme bases and import it with the WordPress importer or load the developer base for minimal styling and further customize from a child theme. You can load a theme base if you want get your business, portfolio or eCommerce website running ASAP.
Jump Start uses layout builder, made exclusively for Jump Start for creating beautiful page layouts. If you are used to a page builders like Beaver Builder or Divi, you would be right at home with the Jump Start Layout Builder.
Jump Start displays posts, in four different styles: Blog, List, Grid and Showcase. And by installing the Portfolio plugin, A custom post portfolio post type will be available to you.
Post Formats and Menus
Various post formats are supported natively by the framework. Jump Start supports Standard, Gallery, Video post formats and more! For Menus, the theme supports, standard menus, mega menus, sticky headers and side menus.
For developers, Jump Start encourages child theme development. And Being 100% GPL, developers can install and create a child theme for their clients. A dedicated area documentation is available for developers. A ton of hooks filters and APIs are available at the developer’s disposal.
Jump Start updates are integrated into the core WordPress theme update system. New updates are notified via the WordPress dashboard and updates is accomplished with on click.
Popular plugins like WooCommerce, Gravity Forms, WPML, Yoast SEO, bbPress and Revolution Slider are supported by Jump Start.
Jump Start costs: $89 for a license for support and access to updates, for the term of one year which applies to an unlimited of sites (controlled by you) for one year. License renewals will receive a 25% discount from the $89.00 price. A 30-day money back guarantee applies.
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