When it comes to WordPress theme development, giving your users the ability to customize and setup their website the way they want is a crucial and important feature. In fact, whether yours is a multipurpose theme or a niche centered offering, theme customization is equally important.
In terms of WordPress theme customization, the options are plenty. You can, of course, code every single option yourself from scratch. But if you are looking to save some time and efforts, you can possibly rely on a theme options framework or panel and tweak it accordingly to help your users do more with your WordPress theme.
Such theme options panels are plenty and in this post, we take a look at some of the best options frameworks for WordPress theme development.
But before going any further, let us pause and discuss: what exactly are theme options frameworks? How can they be any different from a theme framework?