I have been researching better ways to develop themes, and as a WPMUDEV member, I always look through the massive library you guys have to see if I can put together a solution here first. Upfront looks amazing! My question relates to whether Upfront allows you to only develop a theme within its own framework, OR if once you are done building your theme, you can export a fully functional theme that can be used separate from Upfront? And also, if you use such a stand alone theme (either one that has been exported from Upfront, or a non-Upfront theme), can you begin using Upfront on those themes?
I realize that Upfront is more of a parent/child theme kind of relationship. I am guessing that all of the main functionality is housed in the Upfront parent? That should mean that once Upfront parent is uploaded, you can use any theme as a child to begin editing it with Upfront?
... or did I miss the small bus?
If this isn't on your radar yet, I think it would make your more "developer" members happy. I'd love to be able to use Upfront to build salable themes that don't depend on the original Upfront parent to function. PLUS the added benefit of building such themes, and then offering Upfront as part of a larger package for my clients.
Sounds good, right?
Is any of this possible yet, or in the future?
How many people can, and would use Upfront in this way?
Thanks for listening. I look forward to some discussion!