11 Best WordPress Theme Frameworks
The Genesis framework is more for intermediate and advanced developers, although keen hobbyists can become proficient relatively quickly. Complete beginners can use it, but will probably want to stick to an off-the-shelf child theme. The most beginner-friendly option is Prose, which has a point and click design that allows you to control the theme’s design without going anywhere near the code. For the majority of the time, at least.
We would recommend the Genesis framework to intermediate and advanced developers who want a trusted platform on which they can build new child themes and sell them or churn out new client sites. It is the only framework here that offers so much in terms of features and support for such a reasonable one-off fee. The community aspect will be a big part of any purchase.