WP Options and Metabox Framework


#1

Hi fellow Developers!

We at Vafpress have been building an Options and Metabox Framework to be the base framework for our themes and plugins development. In brief, here are the highlighted features:

  • Theme Options Builder
  • Metabox Builder (powered by WP Alchemy, we've extended the class to supports nested repeatable group, sortable and collapsible group.)
  • Rich set of controls (including fontawesome icon chooser, code editor, sorter, wp tinymce editor, WP 3.5 media upload with fallback support )
  • Client Side Validation
  • Dynamic Data Source
  • Fields Interaction

We aim to build the framework to be as flexible as possible yet having powerful features. With the existing set of controls and features every developers can craft more complex form of options. Check out our usage samples, you can even build your own page builder as a metabox.

The framework is currently on beta, as regarding to the newly announced Wordpress Theme Submission Requirements, we’re trying to make this framework to live as a more modular library and a plugin version.

Our Roadmap:

  • [new control] HTML Preview control, combined with field binding value feature, developer can craft a live preview of user options.
  • Allow the framework to be used in plugins to build option page or metabox.

Checkout the landing page to know more (live demo, documentation and link to repo available):
http://vafpress.com/vafpress-framework/
You can subscribe to our mailing list to get notified on future updates.

Let us know what you think :slight_smile:

Thanks!

Regards,
Vafpress


#2

Looks very good, one thing I would change is the setting colors as RGBA not HEX


#3

Wow! It looks very promising. Would definitely give it a try. Thanks for sharing! :wink:


#4
fuelthemes said

Looks very good, one thing I would change is the setting colors as RGBA not HEX

Thanks! for the color control, you can set the format whether it uses RGBA or RGB or HEX format


#5
UXbarn said

Wow! It looks very promising. Would definitely give it a try. Thanks for sharing! :wink:

Thanks! would really appreciate it, and we’re always open for feedback :slight_smile:


#6

Hi vafpress,

The design and options of the framework looks very good! Right now i’m using SMOF by Aquagraphite, but i’m thinking of using yours because of the Meta Boxes and some Theme Options your framework supports. Keep up the good work!


#7

Just tried the demo. Looks great!


#8

looks awesome ,Maybe i will use it in future :slight_smile: Thumbs Up for this great work .


#9

Thanks for the interest and the kind words guys!

We’re close to releasing the new version of the framework, the 2 biggest features are:

  • Library and Plugin versions, Vafpress now can be integrated as a library into plugins or themes, or installed as plugin to be depended on, so you can use Vafpress to build theme options, metaboxes for your CPT plugins or anything!
  • Shortcode Generator Builder, build shortcode generator TinyMCE plugin in ease powered with Vafpress controls.

We gonna tell you more upon releasing, now we’re about 95% ready! finishing style and updating docs :wink:


#10
vafpress said

Thanks for the interest and the kind words guys!

We’re close to releasing the new version of the framework, the 2 biggest features are:

  • Library and Plugin versions, Vafpress now can be integrated as a library into plugins or themes, or installed as plugin to be depended on, so you can use Vafpress to build theme options, metaboxes for your CPT plugins or anything!
  • Shortcode Generator Builder, build shortcode generator TinyMCE plugin in ease powered with Vafpress controls.

We gonna tell you more upon releasing, now we’re about 95% ready! finishing style and updating docs :wink:

I just checked your GitHub account. So, the latest version is still not available on your GitHub now, isn’t it?


#11
PrimaThemes said
vafpress said

Thanks for the interest and the kind words guys!

We’re close to releasing the new version of the framework, the 2 biggest features are:

  • Library and Plugin versions, Vafpress now can be integrated as a library into plugins or themes, or installed as plugin to be depended on, so you can use Vafpress to build theme options, metaboxes for your CPT plugins or anything!
  • Shortcode Generator Builder, build shortcode generator TinyMCE plugin in ease powered with Vafpress controls.

We gonna tell you more upon releasing, now we’re about 95% ready! finishing style and updating docs :wink:

I just checked your GitHub account. So, the latest version is still not available on your GitHub now, isn’t it?

Yup you’re right, right now we are gonna commit some little fix on the current version, tag it in github, then we will push the new version in it’s current state.


#12
vafpress said

Yup you’re right, right now we are gonna commit some little fix on the current version, tag it in github, then we will push the new version in it’s current state.

Great… Can’t wait to see your amazing themes here, rek… :wink:


#13

Hello,

Its awesome framework, One think i want is how can I add page builder options in theme options panel?

Thanks


#14

looks good!

I’ll definitely test it


#15

Hows this compare with others out there?


#16

Its looks very great :slight_smile: I have 2 concerns:

  1. TF allows its usage currently, are there any themes using this?

  2. Will their developers support for its Future development?

Thank you and keep up the great work.


#17

What happend to the project?!