How You Can Use the Crosswinds Framework to Create Your Own Website

The Crosswinds Framework is perfect for anyone who wants to create their new website and customize it without having to worry about PHP, CSS, Javascript or any coding. With an extensive pattern library, an array of niche child themes to get a head start on building a new website and important under-the-hood features like accessibility and performance, you’ll have a website to be proud of in almost no time!

No Code Experience Required

Create Your Website with No Code

For the longest time, if you really wanted to customize your WordPress website’s design, you needed to learn PHP, HTML CSS and maybe some JavaScript. If you wanted a dazzling design that brought in customers, clients or readers, you needed to hire a web designer and/or developer to help you out.

But not anymore. The new WordPress site editor along with the power of the Crosswinds Framework puts those days in the past. Now you can create any type of website you want right from the editor. And the Crosswinds Framework comes with design guardrails that help you easily create great designs no matter what device your site is viewed on.

Welcome to the future of creating awesome websites!

Use the WordPress Site Editor to Build Your Website

The WordPress site editor is a game changer for how users can create and manage your website. You can build your entire website in the dashboard without touching any code. The Crosswinds Framework taps into these new features along with amazing patterns, better responsive designs and more to create a dazzling website for yourself or your business.

Create Your Own Sections and Patterns

You also don’t have to just stick to the patterns that come with the Crosswinds Framework. You can use the site editor to create your own sections and patterns the way you want them to look. So let your imagination go wild.

Screenshots of various Crosswinds Framework templates in the site editor
Screenshots of the Crosswinds Framework patterns
Screenshots of the header and footer patterns modal for the Crosswinds Framework plus colors and fonts panels

Unlimited Customizations

Customize Every Part of Your Website

With the new WordPress editor and the Crosswinds Framework, the sky is truly the limit for what you can do. You’re no longer locked into a specific design with specific colors and fonts from your theme. You can customize it all right from the dashboard. How about that?

Customize the Header, Footer and Other Templates

Want to change how the header of your website looks? Want to rearrange parts of your footer? Or want to change the way your blog posts look? No problem! You can customize all of those templates and template parts right from your dashboard with no coding experience required.

Patterns Designed to Look Great

Every pattern that comes with the Crosswinds Framework is designed to look as great as possible. From a layout that works in today’s online world to the colors and sizing to how it looks at smaller screen sizes, your website will look amazing no matter what.

Customize Patterns to Make Them Look Unique

But you’re not just locked in with the patterns that come with the Crosswinds Framework. You can customize them anyway you would like. You can use element patterns, such as a feature or service to build a larger custom services pattern. Or you can create your own hero section. The Crosswinds Framework gives you the tools to build whatever you want.

Meticulously Designed

Perfect Designs to Give Your Site a Great Look

The look of your website matters a lot in today’s world. You want your website to stand out from the crowded online world. The Crosswinds Framework helps you make that happen. From simple element patterns to larger patterns, like services, testimonials, team members and more to even entire pages created from a single pattern, you can create a dazzling design without the need for any code.

Screenshot of the blog page on the Crosswinds Framework page patterns

Niche Child Themes

Find a Niche Child Theme for Quicker Building

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!

Screenshots of the homepages from the Crosswinds Framework child theme demo sites

Additional Patterns to Help You Create Great Pages

Each child theme comes with additional patterns that are dedicated to that niche to make creating your website much quicker and easier. Whether it’s patterns to display products in your store, showing the features for your amazing software or showing your business’ services, you can use these patterns to build great pages for your site.

Crosswinds Blocks

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!

Block Library

The Crosswinds Blocks plugin adds a number of blocks that you can use throughout your site. From post navigation and related posts to a grid block that can help you create amazing designs to social sharing and even tabs and accordions, the plugin gives you the tools to really add cool functionality to your website.

Seamless Integration

While the Crosswinds Blocks plugin is built for the Crosswinds Framework, the plugin and its styles are theme agnostic. That means it can work with any theme you use on your website. It’s a versatile plugin that can work on any website!

Screenshot of the different blocks that come with the Crosswinds Blocks plugin
Screenshots of the Crosswinds Blocks grid block


A Theme That Helps Your Website’s Performance

Performance is everything in today’s online world. You need your pages to load quickly to keep the attention of people. You also need your website to perform well with SEO and Google so that people can find your website and your business. The Crosswinds Framework helps give you an advantage in both areas.

Screenshots of pages from the Crosswinds Framework demo site

Minimal Resources for Quicker Page Load

One of the biggest ways the Crosswinds Framework helps your website load quickly is that it doesn’t need to load a lot of resources in the first place. Everything under the hood — from CSS to JavaScript to images — is minimized as much as possible so your users don’t need to wait for a lot of things to see your pages.

Support and Tutorials

Tutorials and Guides to Help You Create Your Website

Creating a website on your own can be a bit of a scary thing. What do you do if you run into a problem or get stuck with an issue? With the Crosswinds Framework, you won’t have to worry about that. Between the extensive documentation and guides and premium support, you’ll always be able to get the help you need to create your website.

Full Guides to Walk You Through Everything

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Premium Support When You Need Help

Stuck with a problem on your website? No problem! You’ll get premium support to help you work through and resolve any issue you encounter with the Crosswinds Framework.

Screenshot of pages from the Code Review demo sites

Accessibility Ready

Your website should be accessible to everyone browsing the internet. And the Crosswinds Framework can help you make sure it is. The Crosswinds Framework, Crosswinds Blocks plugin and all child themes are built following the WCAG 2.0 standards so that everyone can use your website.

Translation Ready

The Crosswinds Framework already comes translated in a variety of different languages, including Spanish, French, German and Italian. And it’s ready for you to translate it into a different language using Loco Translate, WPML or any one of the WordPress translation plugins.

Screenshots from the Local Services demo sites
Screenshots of the Code Review pages

Premium and Rapid Support

Run into an issue with the Crosswinds Framework? No worries. You’ll get rapid support for any bug you discover. I’ll work to get things fixed up as quickly as possible to keep your website running.

Quality Code Under the Hood

The Crosswinds Framework is built using the best WordPress and web development practices. You can always depend on the code to be secure and dependable for your website.

Screenshots from the Journal Notes demo sites
Screenshots of pages from the Crosswinds Framework demo site

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Screenshots of home pages on the Agency Anchor demo sites
Screenshots of the home pages from the Local Services demo sites
Screenshots of various layouts of the Portafoglio homepage template
Screenshots of the homepages for the Journal Notes demo sites