Today at the BlogWorld Expo in Las Vegas, PageLines will announce the release of Platform, a drag & drop design framework for WordPress. The product features some nifty CMS design options, a drag-and-drop layout editor, and a fully configurable template builder for creating custom websites.
In addition, Platform comes fully integrated with bbPress forum and BuddyPress community software right out of the box, and additional support for SEO, social media, ad campaigns, and more. If you’re into WordPress, you want to check this out.
Platform is a minimal, typography-based theme that serves as a “platform” on which CMS websites are created. Andrew Powers, founder of PageLines, says it was created specifically to save users time and frustration when building websites with WordPress and to “take the code part out of web design”.
Platform’s front-end design is based on what PageLines refers to as ‘sections.’ These are similar to WordPress widgets (drag-and-drop sidebar content) but according to the company works much better for creating cool designs and for use with templates.
The product, Platform Pro, costs $95 for a single license, suitable for multiple sites owned by the same person. A multi-user developer license will be sold for $175, which also includes compatibility with bbPress forum, graphics and links removed.