How You Can Use the Crosswinds Framework as an Agency or Developer

The Crosswinds Framework can help take you or your agency into the new site editing world in WordPress. With a block library full of blocks you’ll probably use on all of your websites, to a base theme that works great as a starting point for any project and child themes that can turn your build time from weeks to days, you create those amazing websites that wow your clients without the extra hassle or development time.

Start Your Projects Off Right

The Perfect Starting Point for Your Projects

Getting started on a new project can be a challenge. There’s a lot of base-level things you need to do to get the wheels turning for a new website. There’s the header and footer, base styling, templates to create and more. The Crosswinds Framework gives you all of those things right out of the box. You don’t need to worry about adding any of those things. You can jump right in to build amazing websites!

A Blank Canvas to Create Any Website

The base Crosswinds Framework gives you a blank canvas to create any website you need for your clients. There are base patterns you can use on any page, fonts to choose from, a color palette that you can customize and added styling for better responsiveness. But the theme also gets out of your way to allow you to create anything you want.

Create Your Own Child Themes From the Crosswinds Framework

Or you can also create your own base child theme to start all of your custom website builds. You can add in your own patterns, use your own theme.json file that has your preferred styling and anything else you need to start your projects on the right foot.

Screenshots of various Crosswinds Framework templates in the site editor
Screenshots of the header and footer patterns modal for the Crosswinds Framework plus colors and fonts panels
Screenshots of pages from the Crosswinds Framework demo site
Screenshots of the homepages from the Crosswinds Framework child theme demo sites
Screenshots of the Crosswinds Framework patterns

Build Your Websites Quicker

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?

Niche Child Themes to Build Your Websites Quicker

Want to quickly build websites for your clients? The selection of niche child themes can help you get a quick leg up. Just find a design that works for what your client wants and add it to the website. Now you’re over halfway through the project with just a couple of clicks. All you have to do is make those minor tweaks for the client and you’re ready to launch!

Grid Block for Great Designs

You can create amazing grid sections on pages by using the grid block. In addition to controlling how many columns are being used at a certain screen size, you can also control how many columns and rows a grid item covers as well. This gives you complete control over how those sections look, allowing you to create complex designs that look amazing.

More Flex Box Options

Finally you’ll have more flex box options, especially when using group and column blocks. In addition to controlling whether a block uses flex box, you can make it stretch the entire height of the parent block and align the content inside of the block in different ways. It’s just another level of control you have on the look of the websites you build.

Design Tool Kit

Better Design Tools for the Editor

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.

Screenshots of the Crosswinds Blocks grid block

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!

Screenshot of the different blocks that come with the Crosswinds Blocks plugin

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!

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.


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.

Screenshot of the blog page on the Crosswinds Framework page patterns

Support and Tutorials

Feel Confident Handing Websites to Your Clients

Handing off a website to a client can be a pretty scary thing, especially when it involves the site editor. But you won’t have to worry about leaving your clients in the dark. The Crosswinds Framework comes with extensive documentation and guides that can help you and your clients build and maintain amazing websites.

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.

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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Screenshot of pages from the Code Review demo sites
Screenshots of home pages on the Agency Anchor demo sites
Screenshots of the home pages from the Local Services demo sites
Screenshots of the site editor with Agency Anchor plus the colors and styles panels