More than a framework, Runway is a free powerful development environment for making awesome WordPress themes. Runway features an Options Builder that makes it easy to create custom options pages for your theme. Instead of coding a complicated array, use simple drag-and-drop. Generate theme admin menus and options pages directly from your WordPress admin. Populate your custom theme admin with inputs selected by you from the Options Builder interface. Group the content with containers, or split the fields across tabs. You can even add custom fields so if you need something we didn’t already think of you can add it yourself.
Manage the WordPress admin
No more hacking theme code, Runway will enable you to add, edit and organise theme menus without any coding. If a theme is built with Runway it makes it easy to customise the permissions and theme options for any custom admin structures. Quickly modify admin options specific to a client’s needs using a nice admin interface.
Develop a Runway child theme or “package” the structure into a single, stand-alone theme, independent of the Runway framework. You can distribute your theme as a Runway child or a single independent theme. This helps you to build individual brand recognition for your themes.
Integrated child theme management
Create and manage themes in a working development environment. Manage your child themes from one location to easily add, edit and even duplicate any child theme. Instantly update with the latest features ready to be exported as stand-alone themes and pushed to your clients as theme updates.
What makes Runway different?
Runway was built for creating WordPress themes and it encompasses both of the classic meanings of “theme framework” as defined by the WordPress developers:
- A drop-in code library that is used to facilitate development of a theme.
- A stand-alone base/starter theme that is intended either to be forked into another theme, or else to be used as a parent theme template.
But Runway is much more than just a theme framework, Runway is a Theme Development Environment.