Good Bones is a SandBox Theme for WordPress. Over 3 months in the making, we’ve re-coded our entire “Super Skeleton” framework from the ground up to leverage the best, cleanest, fastest features that WordPress has to offer.

Quite simply, this is the best, easiest, most flexible theme that we have ever created (and we’ve been doing this for 5 years)… and it’s the foundation for what we truly believe will be some amazing websites by you guys & gals!

To celebrate our new Super Skeleton 2 Framework, we’re unrolling a brand new theme options panel that’s unlike anything we’ve released to date. Gone are the cumbersome, complex options of the past – The new SS2 theme panel features simple visual cues, nested inline documentation, and the option to preload one of our hand-crafted skins, or build your own using our professional Skin Builder.

The entire Google Fonts library is embedded as well… you can even preview the fonts LIVE in the admin panel before selecting them.

Also gone are the 20+ page templates that we used to use. Why? Because with the new Drag & Drop Layout Builder, you won’t need them anymore… a veritable world of possibilities is at your fingertips with just ONE template. No more memorizing which template does what… What you see is, literally, what you get.

That’s all fine and well… but what we’re really geeked out about is that it’s all based on rock solid, compliant SEO friendly code that passes every “WordPress Theme Review” test that we could throw at it. Good Bones allows you to fully unleash the new WordPress 3.6 Post Formats UI, which is a ThemeForest first!

Let’s dig in, shall we?


  • WP 3.6 Post Formats Ready!
    • Be ready for the new WP update before it even comes out!
    • Unleash all 10 Post Formats in all their glory.
    • Standard, Image, Video, Audio, Gallery, Quote, Aside, Status, Link, & Chat.
    • Play music, video, or slideshows with the touch of a finger.
    • Custom Styling for each Post Format.
    • Playlists from Spotify or Rdio
    • Local audio/video files or use any major service (YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, etc.)
  • The Super Skeleton 2 Options Panel
    • Use the Skin Builder to color just about anything on the theme.
    • Customize individual pages with highlight colors for visual content binding.
    • Integrate easy social options.
    • Build your own header layout design.
    • Page-Sensitive options for easy customizing.
  • The Layout Builder – Leveraging the Drag & Drop Layout Builder plugin, featuring the ability to not only build your own layouts, but to also drop in one of 50+ content modules – including image sliders, tabbed content, text blocks, pricing tables, buttons, notes, quotes, and more!
  • Unique “Touch Slide” navigation menu for mobile devices.
  • Localized and ready for translation.
  • Advanced Responsive Design. These templates scale down intelligently to any device… from mobile phones to tablets to big wide-screen monitors. Look good everywhere!
  • Designer Quality Typography
    • Over 650 Fonts – preview them live in the dashboard and pick them without looking at a single line of code.
    • Easy Typekit Integration if you want even more.
    • SEO / Semantic type elements.
    • Pure “REM” sizing & unitless scaling (fancy words for “it’s easy to customize”).
  • Intelligent Documentation
    • In-Dash, context-appropriate documentation.
    • No need to open any PDF files.
    • Discover how to use the theme features in the actual admin panel.
    • Quick Start Checklist.
    • Developer-friendly code documentation.
  • Multiple Sliders
    • WP Slider Revolution (the top selling CodeCanyon plugin!)
    • 2D / 3D Effects – Fixed or Full Width – Images, Video, or Text.
    • Simple Sliders (using an easy visual builder UI)
    • Tabbed Content Sliders (slide anything from text to videos!).
    • JetPack Carousel for WP Galleries.
  • Professional Grade Lightbox
    • Mobile-friendly.
    • Optional Social Sharing for EACH image/video (great for pinning!)
    • Pick one of 10 custom overlay effects.
    • JetPack Carousel for WP Galleries.
  • The New Skeleton Grid Template
    • Discover over 100 unique configurations (with more on the way!).
    • Perhaps the easiest “Sortable Grid” system ever.
    • Link to Posts or to a Lightbox.
    • Perfect for Images, Video, or even Audio!
  • Visual Shortcodes – Add Buttons, Sliders, Pricing tables, and so many more!
  • Add a touch-friendly Blog-Carousel at the footer of any page to keep readers on your site.
  • Ultra High Resolution Retina Graphics.
  • Free Lifetime Theme Support & Updates.
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization) – Get ready to be discovered.
  • Safe, Standards friendly jQuery Effects
  • Build your own contact forms with the incredible CF7 plugin
  • *Plugin Friendly! *GB passes some of the strictest theme rules out there… so if your plugin meets the standards, it’ll work with our theme.
  • Shopping / eCommerce | Coming Soon | TBD
  • Events Calendar Pro | Coming Soon | TBD