An Ultimate collection of popular WordPress Theme Options Plugins and frameworks that can be easily integrated. This collection includes both free and Premium options frameworks check them all and pick that best fits into your WordPress theme or Plugin.
It is very important to provide a settings page on your WordPress Theme or Plugin but its not always possible to write it from scratch. So using any of the existing options plugin or framework will actually helps you to focus on the rest of the development part of theme. WordPress is always support by its awesome community and some authors already wrote very clean and ready to use options plugins.
Free WordPress Theme Options Plugins and Frameworks
Here are some free theme options plugins and frameworks that are available at official WordPress plugin repository and GitHub. All of them are released under GPL license and can be used on free or commercial projects.
Up Themes Framework is a simple and powerful theme options framework that is completely based on standard WordPress setting API. Everything from uploading an image to using Live Theme Customizer, Up Themes Framework works perfect and easy to use.
Options Tree is a free WordPress plugin that was created to bridge the gap between WordPress users and developers by providing an ultimate admin user interface. Options Tree provides a settings page and can be integrated in free and premium WordPress themes.
Options Framework Plugin is a free WordPress plugin that can be used to provide an options panel on your free or premium WordPress theme. This is simple solution to provide setting page without actually working on it from scratch.
NHP Options Framework is one of the best WordPress theme options framework I recommend to use. We have already covered a tutorial on How to Integrate NHP theme options Framework in WordPress. Its an open source project under GPL license and can be used on both free and commercial WordPress themes.
This is the most popular WordPress theme options Framework used on many premium WordPress themes that are available at ThemeForest. It comes with an inbuilt Drag and Drop page builder that helps to create different page layouts instantly.
Apart from plugin, Options Framework can be directly integrated into any WordPress theme. This is very useful for those who hate to use too many WordPress plugins. There is no different between this version and the plugin version except the way we initially install them.
Premium WordPress Theme Options Plugins and Frameworks
Apart from free theme options plugins and frameworks, here are some premium ones too. All of them are available for download on CodeCanyon, a popular WordPress plugin marketplace.
Acera is a premium theme options framework that comes with support for over 1o input methods. This is not a ready to use plugin but its a framework that can be used to add options page in your WordPress theme or Plugin.
ProPanel is an easy-to-use options plugin which can be used instantly. With 10 input methods ProPanel can be seamlessly integrated into any WordPress theme. For using ProPanel on any premium WordPress theme you sell at ThemeForest, you need to buy Extended License.
It comes with easy-to-integrate option and all you need to do is, copy the options folder into your theme folder and configure settings in config file. You can add unlimited options pages and Premium WordPress Theme Options Panel comes with some modules like Import/Export, Support, Email Notifier etc
WordPress AdminPage Class helps to add settings page in your WordPress theme. Note that this is not a plugin but a ready-made script that can be integrated into any WordPress theme or plugin. WordPress AdminPage Class use default WordPress styles and its completely hassle free.
Hope you like this collection WordPress theme Options plugins and frameworks. If you know any others or if I missed any, let me know by dropping your comment here.