Page Builder Framework is a free WordPress theme that was designed specifically with page builders in mind. It’s easy to customize and includes plenty of options for styling as well as extending the original functionality. You can use the Page Builder Framework to create any type of website, whether you want to build a personal blog, a portfolio or a corporate website.
The mission behind Page Builder Framework is to help agencies to create better websites faster and to give them a powerful tool to optimize their workflow. From there, the mission statement behind Page Builder Framework boldly states it’s “The only theme you’ll ever need.”
The Framework Approach
Page Builder Framework takes a very minimalistic approach to code and design. To start off, the codebase contains as little code as possible. The reasoning behind this is simple: I didn’t want to force a preset design on the users. Instead, I wanted to give them the complete creative freedom that comes with designing and developing a website.
Additionally, Page Builder Framework is highly extendable and customizable through numerous hooks that allow you to extend its basic functionality. The theme is also very attractive for developers because it was built with Sass and comes with full support for gulp and browsersync.
A (non-)multipurpose WordPress theme
As I’ve mentioned earlier, Page Builder Framework is a WordPress theme that lets you build any type of website. This is a common claim to fame for almost any multipurpose theme for WordPress but Page Builder Framework is different.
Unlike other multipurpose themes, Page Builder Framework doesn’t come with options pages or dozens of custom post types nor does it require dozens of extra plugins to function as intended. Instead, we leave most of the content area to the Page Builder.
As such, Page Builder Framework is super-lightweight and lets you focus on the Header, Footer and comes with deep integrations for Beaver Themer, Elementor Pro & WooCommerce.
When it comes to the features, Page Builder Framework loads lightning fast which is crucial nowadays, both in terms of SEO and in terms of conversions. The theme was built from the ground up with SEO in mind. On top of that, Page Builder Framework makes use of the WordPress customizer so you can see all the changes you’re making in real time without the need to refresh the page or load a preview.
Key features include:
- WordPress theme made specifically for Page Builders. It works with page builder plugins like Beaver Builder, Elementor, Divi, Thrive Architect, and others
- Set up full-width pages and remove the page title with one click
- Extend Page Builder Framework through hooks
- Complete design-freedom in the WordPress customizer
- Navigation and mobile navigation variations
- 100% mobile responsive
- The bare-bones version loads under 100ms and is under 50kb light
- Page Builder Framework was built with HTML5 and includes schema.org support which makes it SEO-friendly
- Beginner & Developer friendly
- WooCommerce integration
- GDPR Compliant
- & more!
Even though the core Page Builder Framework’s functionality is available for free, it’s worth mentioning that there is a Premium Add-On Plugin available for those that want to get everything out of Page Builder Framework.
The Premium Add-On adds the following features:
- Customizable Sticky Navigation that stays visible no matter how far down a visitors scrolls on your page
- Beaver Themer & Elementor Pro Integration so you can replace the Header and Footer of your website and display your saved sections in several locations of Page Builder Framework
- Typekit integration
- Custom fonts integration
- Customizable transparent header
- More menu and mobile menu variations like off-canvas menus, full-screen menus, and off-canvas mobile menus
- Mega menu
- White Label settings allow you to use Page Builder Framework in your client projects with your branding
- Adjustable responsive breakpoints allow you to have complete control over the responsiveness of your website
- & more!
The Premium Add-On comes in two pricing tiers: 1 year license and lifetime license.
- 1 Year License – $58
- Lifetime License – $248
The 1 Year License allows you to install the Add-On on an unlimited number of sites and includes a year of support and updates as well as a 20% discount on the renewal price.
The Lifetime License allows you to use the Premium Add-On on an unlimited number of sites for a one time payment fee and lifetime support and updates.
Industry Experts Choose Page Builder Framework
Agency owners and industry experts use Page Builder Framework for both their and their customer projects. I’m constantly looking for feedback and had the chance to talk to a lot of WordPress designers and developers who tried Page Builder Framework in an effort to streamline and speed up their design workflow.
Here’s what they say:
Really, the vast majority of themes here in the directory are pure junk / vaporware, let’s face it. There are very few exceptions, Page Builder Framework is one of those exceptions! Could easily consider this up there as a top 10 theme.
Instead of spending hours on simple elements of my website, I can now quickly make adjustments with the use of the WordPress customizer. I use the framework exclusively on all of my website projects. It is essential to my business.
As an agency, we rely heavily on frameworks that improve our workflow. We have found the Page Builder Framework to be the most flexible solution in our armoury when working with Beaver Builder and Elementor.
Download Page Builder Framework and Speed Up Your Design Process
A solid starter theme that works with the most popular page builder plugins is a great way to reduce the time spent on developing each new website from scratch. This allows you to then focus on marketing your business, work with more clients, and launch new services or products.
If you’re looking to streamline and speed up your design and development process so you can work on more projects, download Page Builder Framework and give it a try.