WordPress Theme Options Via OptionTree

Just as I was about to start delving into PHP development to learn how to customize WordPress themes with an option page, I found this great plugin that decreases the learning curve for building advanced themes.

Needless to say, it was perfect timing for me as I was looking for ways to add flexibility to themes I am currently working on to release to the world. The idea is, instead of someone having to go into the code to find where to put their Twitter name, OR finding a plugin that will encumber their site to do something so simple, a theme options page lets you give your users the ability to customize their own site with predetermined options.

For further clarification, let’s use the Twitter example.

http://wp.envato.com/open-source-plugins/option-tree/

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/option-tree/