Gantry Framework Adds Inheritance

by | Jul 9, 2016 | Blog | 3 comments

In our Gantry WordPress Framework review, part of our WordPress Framework Showdown, we discussed many things that we loved about Gantry and a few things we thought needed improvement. One item missing from the framework was inheritance; the ability to configure a layout once, apply it to other content types, and update it from a single place.

That functionality has been added in their latest release, Gantry 5.3 (full changelog). That’s big news for people who, like us, were impressed with the framework but couldn’t deploy it on live sites without inheritance. Download Gantry 5.3 today and give it a spin! We’ll update our review once we’ve had a chance to test everything.


What WordPress theme are you using? Are you using one of the themes we tested? What do you think about the performance of your theme? Let us know in the comments below!

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I’ll qualify my comments by stating that I’m a competent web developer. Someone who uses a framework (sometimes) to expedite the process of building a site, as opposed to someone who can’t code so they rely on a framework to do the heavy lifting. Gantry 5 is a really promising framework, I don’t want to discount the fantastic work the devs have done, especially considering it’s free.. however the workflow is all over the place, it’s not intuitive at all. A more linear approach would be advantageous, for example. Structure > Content > Style. eg. 1) Add/remove sections you want… Read more »


The lack of support and updates from Headway are precisely the reason I’ve been Googling for reviews and comparisons like this one. Headway’s last published blog post was over 2 months ago, where they assured people everything will be alright, blah, blah, blah. Since then, no major word about Headway 4.x coming back from the dead. With that kind of radio silence, I’m worried about Headway’s future. I’m considering a facelift for my business website. It’s currently working OK on Headway 3.8 (and responsive, to boot) but before I invest a lot of time on my new design, I want… Read more »