What is the Crosswinds Framework?
A Modern Theme for Modern WordPress Development
The days of needing to use PHP or CSS to customize and build a theme for your WordPress website are over. No longer are you reliant on needing a developer to go in and build it all for you.
Instead, you can do it all yourself!
The Crosswinds Framework taps into the new WordPress site editor features to allow you to build and customize every part of your website right from the dashboard. From intuitive designs to patterns meticulously crafted to look great at all screen sizes to choosing from a selection of fonts and colors to use to even child themes built for specific niches to make your website build quicker, the Framework helps you build your perfect website with no code necessary.
Plus, the Crosswinds Blocks plugin adds in over 20 blocks that allow you to create stunning layouts with a grid, add in custom post navigation and related posts sections, highlight your best content, help people share your content and so much more.
And if you are an agency or developer who builds websites for others, you can use the Crosswinds Framework to speed up your website build processes and give your clients spectacular websites.
It’s the perfect way to enter this new era of WordPress websites!
Crosswinds Framework Theme
A Base Theme Built for the WordPress Site Editor
The Crosswinds Framework theme is the foundation for the entire Framework. The theme is built to give you the tools you need to craft a great website. But it also gets out the way to allow you to do what you need. You won’t have to worry about fighting the theme to create what you want and need.
A Blank Canvas for Your Website
The Crosswinds Framework theme is built to be a blank canvas for you to build out your perfect website. You won’t have to worry about fighting against the theme. Instead, it will work with you so you can create your website quickly and easily.
A Theme Built for Speed
Speed is the name of the game in today’s online world. The Crosswinds Framework is built to be as light as possible so that your website loads as quickly as possible. You won’t have to worry about your theme slowing down your website.
SEO-ready to Help You Get Found
SEO will be crucial for your website. And the Crosswinds Framework knows that. The theme is built with all of the best SEO code practices in mind so you’ll never have to worry about the theme hurting your SEO efforts. Instead, you can focus on creating the best content possible to grow your website.
Add More Functionality with Crosswinds Blocks
The other half of the Crosswinds Framework is the Crosswinds Block companion plugin. This free plugin adds in extra functionality, such as additional blocks, various custom post types and even more design tools. And the best part is that it can also work with other themes!
Build Amazing Layouts with the Grid Block
Say goodbye to wrestling with the columns block to create complicated layouts. Instead, use the new grid block that allows you to create any layout you want with ease.
You’ll be able to control how many columns are shown at various screen sizes. And you can take it to the next level by deciding how many columns and rows a grid item takes up to craft an amazing layouts.
You are in complete control of how your pages will look!
Use Accordions and Tabs to Better Present Information
Accordions and tabs are a great way to present a lot of information in a short amount of space to minimize scrolling.
Crosswinds Blocks comes with accordion and tabs blocks to help you achieve that. You’ll be able to build out cool accordion sections with ease. Or you can add in tabs sections and control how each of the tabs look.
It’s a great way to make information easily digestible for your users!
Highlight Your Best Content
Do you have a specific blog post that you want people to see on your homepage? Or do you have a project that you want to show off so potential clients and customers can see how you can help them?
Crosswinds Blocks comes with a block that allows you to do just that. You’ll be able to select the post type as well as the specific item you want to display. And you can use all of the post template blocks — like the title, excerpt, featured image, etc. — to build out the section just like you can with the query block.
It’s the perfect way to draw attention to the content you want people to see.
Post Navigation and Related Posts
When you have people on your website, you want to keep them there. And one way to do that when they are reading a blog post is to have post navigation to the next and previous posts around the current post.
Crosswinds Blocks makes that super easy for you to add to your blog post template with next and previous post blocks. Just add them to the template, customize how they look just like you would in the query loop block and you’re all set.
Now you can have people read more of your content and keep them on your website.
Breadcrumbs to Help Users Find Their Way
Breadcrumbs are a great way to help your users navigate through your website. They’ll be able to work their way back from their current page to your homepage so they’re never lost.
Crosswinds Blocks comes with a breadcrumbs block that allows you to easily display all of that information wherever you want it. And you can customize how it looks. It’s the perfect way to help your users.
Copyright Block that Updates Automatically
Copyright text in the footer of your website is pretty important. But chances are you’re going to forget about updating the year every January 1.
Crosswinds Blocks comes with a copyright block that allows you to easily customize the text shown and updates the year automatically for you. No need to stress every time the new year comes.
Make It Easy for Reader to Share Your Content
Getting people to share your content on their social media profiles is a great way to drive traffic to your website.
Crosswinds Blocks makes it easy for you to add social sharing buttons to any post or page. The block allows you to choose what social media platforms (plus email) to display and how you want the display to look.
All your readers will need to do is click a button and they’ll be able to share it with their friends and followers in just seconds.
Miscellaneous Blocks to Help You Out
Finally, Crosswinds Blocks adds in a number of other blocks that you might want to use on your website.
You’ll be able to embed maps on any page. You can also add a simple scrolling marquee and control the speed that it moves. And you can add skills sliders for a visual representation of the skills you know.
Design Tools for Awesome Layouts
Flex box is an amazing CSS tool web designers have to make their layouts awesome. And with Crosswinds Blocks, you’ll have the power to use flex box from the editor. You’ll be able to use it on group, column and query blocks to align inner blocks just how you want them to look.
Niche Child Themes
Get Started Quicker with a Crosswinds Framework Child Theme
The most powerful part of the entire Crosswinds Framework are the niche child themes that can help you quickly create a great website. Each of these themes focus on a specific niche to give you a great design to match what you need to build. It’s a great way to get a head start on creating an amazing website for yourself or your business!
Build Your Own Website
Quickly Create a Website for Yourself, Your Business or Your Organization
The Crosswinds Framework works great if you just need to create a single site for yourself or your business. You can pick from one of the many niche themes or use the base Crosswinds Framework theme to start with a blank canvas. So no matter what type of website you need to create, you can do it all with the Crosswinds Framework.
Build Websites for Others
Create Amazing Websites for Your Clients
The Crosswinds Framework also works great for agencies and developers that need to build websites for their clients. You can use any of the niche child themes to cut your build process time in half. Or you can start from the blank canvas of the base theme and create the website you need.
And the Crosswinds Blocks plugin means you don’t have to hunt down a ton of block plugins to add the functionality you need. It’s the perfect way to create amazing websites to dazzle your clients.