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  1. Benjamin Cahill Benjamin Cahill October 22, 2010 at 8:20 am |

    This framework is also for people who are tired of trying to hack a single “theme framework” to bits via a functions.php file just to make simple changes.

    Yes! This is exactly what I have been doing and hate it.

    Thank you so much!

    1. Kel Kel October 22, 2010 at 4:31 pm |

      Same here – I think it’s been a learning curve for everyone in a best practices approach for relational theming :)

      The first versions of several “frameworks” had me turning more things off in functions.php, bypassing templates and re-widgetizing, just to get what I needed.

      So far Hybrid Core is looking pretty interesting.

      Thank you!

  2. Luciano Passuello Luciano Passuello October 22, 2010 at 10:49 am |

    Wow, I checked the source code and this is really top-notch, as expected from every code that Justin ships. Thanks for making this widely available!

    Should we expect to see a Theme Hybrid release with the new 1.0 core soon?

  3. ovidiu ovidiu October 22, 2010 at 12:37 pm |

    Cool, would mind saying a few words as to how this stands in relation to the normal hybrid framework? Successor? Can one migrate? etc.


  4. Graeme Wilson Graeme Wilson October 22, 2010 at 4:00 pm |

    Great work Justin! I’ve updated my article on converting websites to WordPress to mention the new Hybrid Core framework as well as Theme Hybrid. I’ll try and find some time over the coming week to put the Core through its paces.

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  6. Prototype WordPress theme: Version 0.1 Prototype WordPress theme: Version 0.1 October 25, 2010 at 1:07 pm |

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  7. The Frosty The Frosty October 25, 2010 at 1:32 pm |

    Awesome, I’ve already started playing with Hybrid Core via the SVN. I’ve also been working on my own premium themes for release. So I though this to be the best for building upon and already have one listed built of version 0.9 of the core. You can see them @ http://themelit.com.

  8. Robert Robert October 26, 2010 at 5:43 pm |

    Yes! Thanks so much for this Justin. My major efforts with the Hybrid child theme were changing the widget output and often the breadcrumb code as well and then generally disabling a whole bunch of other stuff.

    Can’t wait to get a chance to use this shiny, new framework…

  9. ubcoltweb ubcoltweb October 26, 2010 at 6:07 pm |

    Thank you Justin! We’ve been using Hybrid since 0.5 here at UBC. Your work is truly amazing.

  10. Tiago Duarte Tiago Duarte October 28, 2010 at 5:29 pm |

    Great job Justin!
    I’m having a small problem when installing the theme though: everytime i add it, i get some fopen erros about a style.css file… I searched for a solution and all i found was to edit PHP config to enable url fopen, yet that didn’t work…

    I thought it was some bug on the theme but everyone else seems to be okay.
    Any light on this problem would be very appreciated :)

    Keep up the good work.

  11. Phlow Phlow October 29, 2010 at 8:57 am |

    What I love about your work: I learn a lot of tricks and some profound developement. You’re so meticulous and precise in your work, I just have to lif tmy head for that. Following your steps helps to save time and errors. Even if you have to think a lot at first. But you profit from the code in the future.


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  13. Jonathan Jonathan November 4, 2010 at 10:57 am |

    Well I am not yet at the level of knowledge that this theme framework is intended for I will bookmark this for further reference. Thank you for making it public.

  14. Torbjoern Karlevid Torbjoern Karlevid November 5, 2010 at 4:05 pm |

    oh great post. being doing premium theme hacking all day. final note@ better i use plain template from scratch. another thing all this plugins, i now got like 20 different javascript loaders. i will check out hybrid tonight.

  15. Caspar Caspar November 10, 2010 at 6:50 am |

    Thanks a bunch, Justin! Hybrid Core is exactly what I’ve been working on for a couple of weeks now – only it is sooooo much better than anything I’ve been able to come up with so far!
    I’ll make this the foundation of my further theme development and I’ll keep you posted on the results if you’re interested.

  16. Why I am not a Hybrid Core User Why I am not a Hybrid Core User November 17, 2010 at 7:13 pm |

    [...] ago, Justin Tadlock released the latest version of his excellent hybrid theme framework – Hybrid Core 1.0. I have used hybrid child themes on a number of websites with good [...]

  17. piter piter December 6, 2010 at 1:35 pm |

    ery interesting, thank you for your sharing!

  18. Jauhari Jauhari December 17, 2010 at 1:32 pm |

    I want try it… what the different between Hybrid and Hybrid Core? is it compatible?

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  20. Kandra Drawdy Kandra Drawdy May 12, 2011 at 9:32 pm |

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  21. fENZOMANI fENZOMANI May 28, 2011 at 6:18 am |

    One good reason to use this framework ?
    What are the pros and cons (limitations), since you have made this ?

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