Upfront Builder

The fastest, most visual, way to build WordPress themes. Now anyone can design, build, export, share, and sell WordPress themes.

Version 1.1.7

  • Add: compatibility with CoursePress core support
  • Add: admin toolbar combined menu item
  • Add: context mode popup

Changelog

Version 1.1.7
  • Add: compatibility with CoursePress core support
  • Add: admin toolbar combined menu item
  • Add: context mode popup

Version 1.1.6
  • Fix: network activation issue

Version 1.1.5
  • Add: supported video extensions to the image export list
  • Add: export to support save only on export
  • Fix: compatibility with Theme Tester
  • Fix: styles conflict with initial popup

Version 1.1.4
  • Add: compatibility with MarketPress core support.

Version 1.1.3
  • Add: compatibility with WooCommerce core support.

Version 1.1.2
  • Add: compress data when exporting

Version 1.1.1
  • Fix: issue with global theme CSS selector prefixing

Version 1.1
  • Add: ability to automatically fix generated theme update conflicts.

Version 1
  • Initial public release.
Try Upfront Builder today!
  • Create your own Upfront themes
  • Put together your own development template
  • MarketPress and WooCommerce ready
  • Export entire site layouts in seconds
  • Simple theme setup wizard
  • Customize all page templates
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  • "Upfront is very versatile and very intelligent. Website building has become fun!"
    Daniel Keith
  • "Upfront allows you to customize your websites using an inspiring drag-and-drop interface. I’m really impressed with what Upfront can do."
    Kevin Muldoon
  • "Builder is amazing – I love it! Creating a theme is child's play now."
    mannuforall
  • "Just finished my own theme using Builder! I did every page from scratch, it was so simple and fun I can’t wait to start implementing this for clients."
    Tyson
  • "Been playing with Builder on my new websites and it’s amazing!"
    Alexander
  • "Builder is simple! It's the most valuable theme development tool I have used."
    Bradley
Downloads 14,668 Compatibility WordPress 4.7.4Multisite 4.7.4WooCommerce 3.0.4MarketPress 3.2.3Upfront1.8 Version 1.1.7 - Changelog - Translations

"Upfront is very versatile and very intelligent. Website building has become fun!"

Daniel Keith

"Upfront allows you to customize your websites using an inspiring drag-and-drop interface. I’m really impressed with what Upfront can do."

Kevin Muldoon

"Builder is amazing – I love it! Creating a theme is child's play now."

mannuforall

"Just finished my own theme using Builder! I did every page from scratch, it was so simple and fun I can’t wait to start implementing this for clients."

Tyson

"Been playing with Builder on my new websites and it’s amazing!"

Alexander

"Builder is simple! It's the most valuable theme development tool I have used."

Bradley

Build and share beautiful WordPress themes without editing a single line of code. It’s the biggest thing in WordPress since – WordPress.

The Upfront Builder plugin lets you package your Upfront designs and install them on any WordPress site for lightning fast development.

Now you can build fully responsive WordPress themes from scratch using all the Upfront drag and drop elements.

From proof-of-concept design and fully functioning client mockups to polished deliverable themes, It’s the only theme you’ll ever need.

Start building your own themes with the click of a button.
Start building your own themes with the click of a button.

Simple Setup

Upfront Builder is a full power theme development framework. Sounds difficult, huh? Nope!

Install Upfront Builder via the WPMU DEV Dashboard Plugin and we automatically install all dependencies so you can get straight to work.

Builder makes WooCommerce super easy to style.
Builder makes WooCommerce incredibly easy to style.

Your Online Store Builder

Design and create beautiful one-of-a-kind online e-commerce themes.

Builder includes a complete set of store layout pages for quickly styling both MarketPress and WooCommerce storefronts.

All the elements you need to build incredible themes right at your fingertips.
All the elements you need to build incredible themes right at your fingertips.

Upfront Elements at Your Command

Upfront Builder includes all the Upfront theme element for easy drag and drop designs.

Contact forms, images, text boxes, galleries, sliders, maps, menus, widgets, videos, like-boxes, buttons, login forms, and even entire posts or custom code directly onto your page.

You don't have to start from scratch. Use one of our free starter themes.
You don’t have to start from scratch. Use one of our free starter themes.

Edit Any Upfront Theme

Get started with any of our starter themes or work with a theme built by another user. Add your own flare, export and share.

“Wait, Upfront Builder works with any Upfront theme? Even other users’ Upfront themes?” Yes! It absolutely does.

4 built-in page layouts to get your started then create your own.
4 built-in page layouts to get you started or create your own templates.

Set Layout Pages

Upfront Builder generates all the basic layout templates you need to get started – Homepage, Archive, 404 and Single Post layouts.

Need custom layouts? Add your own page layouts with a click and style them any way you like.

Your content is sure to look great on any screen with simple responsive design.
Your content is sure to look great on any screen with fully responsive design.

Build Responsive and Parallax

Upfront Builder makes light work of creating stunning responsive sites with the built-in breakpoint system.

Parallax is breezily easy to toggle on and off for any image section, making for great designs in minutes.

Once your theme is finished it export it with a click, images and all.
Once your theme is finished, export it with a click, images and all.

Export the Whole Kit and Caboodle

Package your entire theme – layouts, styles, image assets, videos, menus – and export everything. Build, bundle and take your theme anywhere.

Creating your own base theme has never been easier.

Set global styles for more control over your sites content.
Set global styles for more control over your sites content.

Global Styles and Regions

Pick global fonts, colors, and style options for consistency across your site. The correct formatting will be applied as you build, and can be globally changed anytime.

Then, accent specific areas with standout design elements.

To learn how to use Upfront Builder, please see the Upfront documentation, listed below.

Working with Upfront Builder

And don’t forget our other Upfront docs:

Upfront Builder Features

Design, build, export, share, and sell your own Upfront themes.

  • Create your own Upfront themes
  • Put together your own development template
  • Export entire site layouts in seconds
  • MarketPress integration
  • WooCommerce compatible
  • Move your Upfront themes to any WordPress powered site
  • Simple theme setup wizard
  • Customize all page templates
  • 750+ Google fonts to choose from
  • Scale, position, customize and see every edit in real-time
  • 5 included page layouts to get you started
  • Fully responsive design
  • Opt-in ready
  • Galleries, sliders, and video backgrounds
  • Activate parallax with a click
  • Drag and drop elements
  • Built-in toggle grid guide for pixel perfect design
  • Start from scratch or use an existing layout
  • Build and sell custom layouts