Hybrid WordPress Theme Framework

Hybrid WordPress theme framework

It’s been a long, arduous journey these past four months or so, which is how long I’ve been developing this theme.

Hybrid is more than just a WordPress theme. It’s about pushing the limits with what WordPress can do. It’s a framework. Something you can use to build anything from the smallest family blog to a powerful site that handles thousands of visitors a day.

It’s why I created Theme Hybrid. It’s the reason I love working with WordPress.

If I could list all the benefits of this theme without taking up too much of your time, I would. I’ll just give you the short list instead, so you can go ahead and play with the theme:

  • Developed with child themes in mind, so you’ll never lose your customizations.
  • SEO optimized. No need for plugins to handle this anymore.
  • Theme options that are about content/information.
  • Templates for everything.
  • 13 page templates.
  • Actively developed for WP 2.7 but backward compatible down to 2.5.
  • 15+ plugins supported within the theme.
  • Attachment handling like you’ve never experienced.
  • Advanced breadcrumbs beyond any other theme.
  • Ability to run just about any type of site.
  • And over 20 tutorials to start.

Like I said, that’s the short list.

13 page templates

I did want to highlight this feature. Hybrid is loaded with page templates.

You probably won’t find too many other themes with both a Log In and Register page template included.

Plus, there’s the Prologue-style page template called Quick Post (for those of you looking to start your own version of Twitter).

There’s way more though.

Get the theme already!

I’ll stop highlighting features now and let you download this thing.

As always, keep adoration and praise in the comments section and support questions in the forums.

128 Comments


  1. Congrats on the release Justin & thanks again for getting those extra page templates in, fantastic work…


  2. Well, if it wasn’t for you, we wouldn’t have those extra page templates. I just hope they’re not too buggy since I just added them in the last few days.

    You’ve been a big help throughout the development stages of this theme.

    Also, I know you wanted it, but I didn’t add the categories for the breadcrumb menu on attachment pages. It just didn’t feel right to me. However, I left the code (commented out) for you.


  3. Yeah, just looking at that now, thank you.
    I also want to add a line to the post page template saying you must be logged in as well as the register page template if registration is turned off, other than that, fantastic so far…

  4. amdwushu

    Justin, man, you are the best person I´ve ever meet in this world. I will help to translate this theme in my language. You are amazing! I… just don´t know what to say… Good bless you!


  5. amdwushu
    I could definitely use the translations. What language are you planning on translating to?


  6. Justin, you have done a wonderful job again. Thankfully, I can make my comment before the comment counts go over a hundred. How about making some child theme available to get some of us started, then we can create other variants of child themes. A variety of themes styles would be appreciated, like grunge, clean etc.


  7. Wonderful! I am working with L10N(Simplified Chinese) of hybrid, when I finish test, I will send you the po file.

    Thanks again for your great job…


  8. hi Justin… just a quick note to say congratulations and thanks so much for the latest version of Hybrid.

    The WordPress community owes you a lot, not just for your top notch themes & framework but also for pushing forward the child theme concept. Thx again!


  9. Amazing job, so many page templates makes this theme a great CMS.
    I love it.


  10. All I have to say is thank you! I’ll definitely try your framework for my future projects!

    Really Good Job!


  11. This looks like a great project. Thanks for all your hard work on another solid framework!

  12. amdwushu

    Justin, I have sent you an e-mail. I´m waiting for your response about translating. I will translate it into romanian language.


  13. Great looking theme Justin. Can’t wait to start playing with all the functionality you have managed to pack into it. Well done!


  14. African Boy
    I’ll be making a child themes for it. I hope I can have the first out by the end of next week.

    In the meantime, you can check out the child themes tutorial to get started.

    夕雪叶翔
    I’ll greatly appreciate it. Also, check out the translating Hybrid tutorial as it’ll really help.

    The Blog Artist
    Well, I had to release this theme to the public at some point. It only took me four months.

    I’m already working on the first child theme, so expect that soon.

    Christi
    I’ll only allow you to use it if you can make your child themes shine like you have with Thematic.

    Great job you done on Cozmoslabs!

    fbce
    No problem. I have a lot of plans in the pipeline for this theme. There’ll be loads of extra features coming.

    amdwushu
    I’ll look for your email. I get around 40 or 50 that I have to respond to every day, so sometimes I’m a little slow at getting back.

    Also, if you haven’t already, check out the translating Hybrid tutorial.

    yo seo
    Thanks. Let me know how it works out for you.

  15. ashishjjn

    i don’t understand

    this theme for developers or can i use this my current blog

    if i use this on my blog but this have many more options and can it necessary

    i am totally confused


  16. Hi Justin,

    I sent you an e mail a while a go regarding Spanish translation…. do you need any help? I’ll look for reply here.

    Nice work.


  17. I just upgraded the theme and also wordpress to 2.7 beta 3 and search bar looks bad in FF 3.0.4

    Check navjotspeaks.com for what I am saying.

    Pls fix this.


  18. ashishjjn
    You can download it and use the theme like anyone else.

    Brian
    We could definitely use a Spanish translation. I get a lot of emails, so if I missed yours, sorry.

    Navjot Singh
    The search bar isn’t even used unless you add it with this theme. If you need help with it, then stop by the support forums.

  19. amdwushu

    Hey, I sent you an e-mail with romanian translation for Hybrid Theme. Check the e-mail… Byee


  20. amdwushu
    Sorry, I haven’t really checked email over the weekend. I was taking a bit of a break. I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.


  21. …and well deserved it is too 🙂
    For when you get back…
    The text seems at first glance valid English for all countries but should the po country code be en_US?
    Might that make a difference when using multilingual WordPress sites or do most browsers just accept the generic code EN?
    Many thanks,
    Mike


  22. Well, the theme doesn’t actually use the en_EN files. They’re really there to help people translate to their language. The differences between UK English and US English are fairly minimal and not enough to warrant any confusion to would-be translators trying to grasp the concept of translating themes by changing the name because en_EN is widely accepted as English in general.

    If we separated the differences, each would be en_UK for UK English, en_US for US English, and en_EN for plain ol’ English. 😉


  23. Justin,

    With regards to the Spanish translation. Please contact me via my blog with a full project brief as to what you would like translating and an E mail address for future correspondence.

    My wife is from Chile so the Spanish is Latin America (which I believe is a wider audience than the ‘mother land’).

    I look forward to helping you out.

    Brian


  24. It may be best to apply the same logic as that used for English ie. es_ES.
    Even more so than with American and British English there are distinct terms especially for computing.
    However the words that might be effected by this within the conetxt of theme titles and settings are probably minimal.
    However can I help out by checking the files for any such terms before it is released?
    Cheers,
    Mike
    PS. Strange thing is that whilst en_EN is very common I can find no mention, even negative, about it in for example Wikipedia. Maybe I’ll add a comment there myself and see if I get flamed 😉


  25. I’m thinking of just writing a en_UK file as well and offering it up in the translations section. You’re welcome to do that if you want.

  26. gestroud

    I was wondering if you needed an en_NY translation for New York English speakers? We speak English like no one else on the planet! 😀 Just kiddin’ Thanks for sharing a great theme.


  27. gestroud
    I might have to put together the en_AL (Alabama) translation myself. Now that would be an interesting project.


  28. Let me know if you find something that works. I need something like this for another project.

  29. Joe

    Since this has SEO stuff built in, I would NOT need to add in the All-in-one or Platinum SEO pack, right? If I do, how do I ensure they’re not battling each other?

  30. dollarsinthepocket

    I am really excited to get this theme loaded, but I am having problems. I use Blue Host and my site is dolarsinthepocket.com. I accidentally unzipped the Hybrid files to wp-content/ not wp-content/themes. My page went blank. I am trying to recover now and delete the excess files. Now Blue Host has a funky place holder on my page, but I need help fixing this. Hybrid looks like the best theme I’ve seen so I am eager to get it up and running. Please help

    Email address deleted by the administrator.


  31. WordPress Framework has received a boat load of new features and functionality that improves your theme development work flow dramatically.


  32. Good, crisp and clean theme. I just sent a WordPress client of mine over here to get it. I am looking forward to installing it and seeing what your behind-the-scene work has done to make it look so good. —Thanks again, Southern California


  33. I’ve been digging into this framework for a project and I must say I am impressed. Whether its Joomla, WordPress, Magento or Drupal, Theme Frameworks are a lifesaver when you have a big project that requires multiple layouts. This is one of the better ones I have seen for any of the open source communities. (Golf claps)

  34. Kretzschmar

    Justin, I found a small bug in hybrid 0.9. It is possible to comment on password protected posts.

    Just add “post_password_required()” to line 14 of comments.php.

    Thanks for your wonderful framework.

  35. bob

    hi
    can i use this as a base to make my own premium themes to sell for money?


  36. Yeah, just looking at that now, thank you.
    I also want to add a line to the post page template saying you must be logged in as well as the register page template if registration is turned off, other than that, fantastic so far…


  37. Justin, I have sent you an e-mail. I´m waiting for your response about translating. I will translate it into romanian language.


  38. hi Justin… just a quick note to say congratulations and thanks so much for the latest version of Hybrid.

    The WordPress community owes you a lot, not just for your top notch themes & framework but also for pushing forward the child theme concept. Thx again!


  39. I used wordpress for a lot of the websites we built and I’ve never really used a wordpress framework. I can across your blog and what I would like to see if a comparison of what your framework can do, and how it is better then what wordpress gives us. That will be a interesting case study.

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