WordPress Theme Option Frameworks allow you to easily add professional looking theme options panels to any WordPress themes you develop. In this article we list nine of the most popular WordPress theme options panels that are frequently used by WordPress theme developers that sell premium WordPress themes.
My personal choice of WordPress Theme Options Framework when developing themes is the NHP WordPress Theme Options Framework as it’s highly extendable and easy to work with. Whats your favorite options panel to work with or if we have left out the options framework you personally use let us know in the comments.
NHP WordPress Theme Options Framework
There are many great theme option frameworks out there already, like the Options Framework, and the UP Theme Framework. Which is great, alot of this frameworks ideas, and functionality has been built upon the knowledge gained from those frameworks. But neither of them provided me with the extendability i needed/wanted. What i really wanted to do was merge those frameworks and add a little spice. I wanted a few specific things that have been the core reason for this framework.
UpThemes WordPress Theme Framework
UpThemes WordPress theme framework has too many great options and features to list in this article. If you want the full lowdown on this fantastic options framework visit the UpThemes website.
Option Tree WordPress Plugin
Option Tree WordPress Plugin allows theme developers to easily add sophisticated theme option features to any wordpress theme they are creating with minimal coding.
Options Framework WordPress Plugin
The Options Framework Plugin makes it easy to include an options panel in any WordPress theme. It was built so developers can concentrate on making the actual theme rather than spending time creating an options panel from scratch. It’s free to use in both commercial and personal projects, just like WordPress itself.
Options Framework Theme
The Options Framework Theme has all the code included to build a out a full featured options panel. It’s a bundled version of the Options Framework Plugin above for those folks who want to build the options directly into the theme (rather than relying on a plugin).
sy4mil WordPress Options Framework
SMOF is a back-end framework for creating and managing options inside WordPress themes. It cuts off the process of developing your own admin framework and give you more time to actually focus on building your theme. SMOF comes bundled with plentiful of options that should serve most of the needs of any modern theme authors.
Acera WordPress Options Framework – Price $14
Easy to use Options framework that generates Options page for your plugin or WordPress theme. This is not a plugin, but framework/start point to make your custom theme options or plugin options.
Premium WordPress Theme Options Panel – Price $15
With Premium WordPress Theme Options Panel you can create option panels for your themes in seconds. You can add unlimited option pages, each with as many options as you like, and you can even add custom PHP pages for when your pages require a little extra juice. The script comes with a few modules like an import/export module, update notifier module (to notify your customers) and even a support module so your customers can easily get in touch with you. All settings and pages can be configured in a config file, and it’s really easy. An extensive documentation as well as a few videos is included in the package.
ProPanel WordPress Theme Options Panel – Price $15
ProPanel is an easy-to-use code set that enables you to add a Powerful Options Panel to any WordPress Theme. Whether you’re a seasoned Theme Developer or just a beginner, you’ll have no problems at all working with the ProPanel.