Category: News

Rampart: A WordPress Theme for Developers

I’ve been building, modifying, using, and studying WordPress themes for over five years now. I remember watching the release of the first few commercial WordPress themes. As time went on, I ended up working for and with a number of different theme companies. I worked on various client projects as well. I’ve spent countless hours working with themes both good and bad. Now the time has finally come for me to put my experience into the form of a product: the Rampart WordPress theme.

Please note: Rampart will be a commercial theme, and is not available yet. There will be discounts for developers interested in purchasing the theme before it officially launches. To be the first to find out when these deals are available, please sign up for the Theme Foundation newsletter.

A Theme for Developers Only

If you’re not a web developer, you can stop reading now. This theme is not for you. It will not have a thousand theme options, it will not have a slider, and it will not be advertised with the phrase “without any code.”

If you are a web developer, I want to help you build higher quality sites in less time. Here’s the plan… (more…)

A New Year Brings New Plans

It’s been 14 months since my first post here on Theme Foundation. I’ve only posted about once a month and this site had been on the back burner most of the time. In the first half of 2014 I want to change all that. Here’s the plan:

  1. Post two helpful tutorials or discussions of relevant topics per week.
  2. Release my first commercial theme before the first of June. (Just in time for BeachPress!)

I’ve been hard at work on a new starter theme and a unique pricing system, but I’m not going to tell you about either of those today. That info will come soon enough. Want to be the first to know when those posts are published? Sign up for the Theme Foundation Newsletter.

The Easy Way to Keep Your Custom Post Type in a Plugin

Just a few days ago, Justin Tadlock wrote about why custom post types belong in plugins. If you’re not sure whether to put your custom post type code in a plugin or place it directly into your theme, go read his article. If you already know that custom post types belong in plugins, then stay right here!

While Justin was writing his in depth article detailing all the reasons that custom post types belong in plugins, I was working on building a custom post type plugin generator. Now all you need to do to create a custom post type plugin is fill out a quick form, click “Generate Plugin” and you’re done! All the code is created dynamically based on the input you provide.

Try generating a custom post type plugin now!

Introducing the Widgetize Plugin for WordPress

Quickly widgetize any post or page with the new Widgetize plugin. Many themes offer widgetized home pages, but Widgetize allows you to create any number of widget areas on any post or page. Here’s how it works…


A Beginning

Hello, and welcome to the Theme Foundation project. My name is Alex Mansfield and I am the sole developer behind Theme Foundation (at least for now). I am currently constructing a modular theme toolkit that will allow advanced features to be quickly and easily added to new and existing WordPress themes. The toolkit is in private beta at the moment, and includes modules for building custom metaboxes, theme options pages, and utilizing the WordPress theme customizer introduced in WordPress 3.4. Along with releasing the theme toolkit, I will be writing in-depth tutorials covering all the features included in the toolkit. If there are any features you would like to see included in the toolkit, please let me know. Thanks!

Sign up for updates on the project and for access to the theme toolkit beta.