Fatigate: Thanks for the tips guys, much appreciated.
Estevez: I think I’m going to need another cup of coffee to tackle this lol
Schlipf: Go with beer.takes the edge off
Bumbalough: Haha I just picked up a twelve pack of sierra nevada last night. not sure how the wife will feel about it when she comes home though!
Kaelker: Hi all! I could use some advise. Which base theme would you recommend to build a child theme of? Many functions and such out of the box and so on.
Angeron: I have found Cherry Framework which seems great, but is it?
Luptak: Any experiences here?
Byas: I’m a big fan of Divi
Diemer: Avoid divi with every ounce of your being
Sprayberry: I’ve used it to create many child themes and it lets clients easily make changes on their own
Rarang: Although its not a base theme at all
Edris: Lindsay Mac how come?
Siburt: Lol of course you have plzhelpim*****ed smh
Curtin: What? the ideal is u-design with Cherry and Visual Composer. Yes, you can build a totally customizable site that’s more bloated than a gltuen and lactose intolerant person at an ice cream cone eating constest.
Curtin: Bloated with unneeded fetures.
Fortner: Like what though? I haven’t had any problems with it thus far
Curtin: Build exactly what’s needed, with not one more checkbox, dropdown, or line of code. Code is poetry. Big fat themes are… oops… can’t figure out the metaphor.
Curtin: Plzhelpim*****ed: good for you.
Michaud: Haha I wasn’t trying to start a big discussion here… So, Cherry is a good onw?
Meinershagen: Doddlin: which is “ideal” is not a good question. Everyone has different needs. Theres a million variables that result in a GOOD starter theme.
Schumpert: Doddlin: it depends on how much you want to start with, what your skill level is, how much customization you’re going to be doing, etc etc
Widmayer: Butch, that is a fair point
Collie: Doddlin: so basically. there is no answer.
Meurin: As you can see. something like Divi. which is the spawn of satan to developers, is a “great theme” to plzhelpim*****ed
Omeara: Well, I’ll try Cherry then I guess, at least it’s free! 😀
Boecker: Doddlin: almost every starter theme is free that I know of
Curtin: It says right on their website that it’s the best. They couldn’t say that on the internet if it weren’t true.
Lozier: Curtin, hahaha! THAT’S true.
Erler: Doddlin: just to be clear though. THIS basically makes it not a “base” or “starter” http://cl.ly/image/0G0D2t422G19
Pasaye: Unless you’re a configurer like plzhelpim*****ed and then . have at it.
Yeaton: If you want to code. probably not good
Bohm: Or Barebones or whatever it was called
Maggini: Doddlin: underscores is a solid base theme that has the bare minimum
Curtin: They have a theme club. You can hang out, maybe shoot pool over some brews.
Comans: Thats what I use for all my client projects
Dezenzo: Curtin: I bet its no gurlz allowed
Talerico: Butch, thanks! I’ll check that one out! 😀
Amonette: How is it any different than using something like Visual Composer though? I create a child theme and customize the header.php and footer.php files, add my own stylesheet and build out the page content rapidly
Nissalke: Using the visual interface
Kunka: Plzhelpim*****ed: visual composer is EQUALLY as bad
Skupski: Plzhelpim*****ed: so its the same
Curtin: Because, plzhelpim*****ed, it’s not dependent of 75 shortcodes to make a page.
Macdiarmid: Didn’t Curtin just say that visualcomposer is good?
Signore: Plzhelpim*****ed: you’re a configurer.