Hybrid Core: A WordPress Theme Framework

You want a framework that puts you in control of your design, is 100% open source, and is completely $free to download? You've come to the right place. Hybrid Core isn't used by hundreds of thousands of people around the world by mere chance.

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Thanks for downloading Hybrid Core. Please consider joining the club if you like the framework. We love being able to provide free WordPress stuff, but we must also pay the bills.

Launching the framework is easy.

After installation, it only takes a few lines of PHP code in your theme’s functions.php file. The following will get you started. More detailed docs are available to club members.


/* Launch the Hybrid Core framework. */
require_once( trailingslashit( get_template_directory() ) . 'hybrid-core/hybrid.php' );
new Hybrid();

Your Markup. Your Design. Your Theme.

Hybrid Core doesn’t force you to create themes a certain way. You decide what you want to build. From the HTML to the CSS to the JS, you’re in control.


Hybrid Core is loaded with developer-friendly features.

The only bad thing about them is that we can’t list them all below. But, here’s a small sampling of what the framework offers. You’ll discover the rest as you continue using it.

Feature Description
Breadcrumbs A breadcrumbs script that works on any type of page WordPress throws at it, even custom post types and taxonomies.
Cleaner Gallery A cleaner version of the [gallery] shortcode that fixes the invalid HTML and provides full control over gallery design.
Media Grabber Functionality for creating featured media, not just featured images. It allows you to grab media directly from a post and using it in a variety of ways.
Microdata Hybrid Core offers integration with Schema.org’s microdata standard, making your data much richer for search engines.
Numbered Pagination Creates paginated links for blog, search, and archive pages that are much more functional than the standard previous/next links.
Post Templates A feature that allows you to create and use custom templates for any post type. You’re not just limited to page templates anymore.
Theme Layouts A feature that allows you to create multiple layouts as well as provide per-post (any post type) control over the layout.
Thumbnails / Images Featured images on steroids. The included Get the Image script works alongside WordPress’ featured images and provides many extra options.
Translation-Friendly Hybrid Core was built with translating in mind. Plus, it auto-loads translations for both the parent and child theme.