Adamantium Starter-Kit for WordPress was created to speed up the development of WordPress themes, with flexibility and durability of the Adamantium.
There is nothing more catastrophic than a malware hack on your site. Adamantium limits that risk by building remarkable features. People who use Adamantium find all kinds of interesting ways to use its robust feature-set to build exactly what they require without the need of plugins.
It comes with a naked theme. In a template or framework you always have a lot of code that is not used. Adamantium is intended to make your life easier and leave everything organized for you to develop quickly.
By default, Adamantium brings different functions to help you and speed your developing process, for example: content limit, upload metabox, custom columns, custom login, page navigation and more.
The WPAlchemy_MetaBox PHP class can be used to create WordPress meta boxes quickly. It will give you the flexibility you need as a developer, allowing you to quickly build custom meta boxes for your themes and plugins.
Adamantium brings, by default, the following items: widgets, snippets, support for 3.0 menu, thumbnails, backgrounds, maintenance mode and WordPress default styles, to avoid wasting time looking for them.
A shortcode is a WordPress-specific code that lets you do nifty things with very little effort. Shortcodes can embed files or create objects that would normally require lots of complicated, ugly code in just one line.
Custom Post Types allow you to create different types of content in WordPress. Taxonomies are a way to group similar items together.
The Options Framework has all the code included to build out a full featured options panel.
Wow! So it's as powerfull as a Framework and it doesn't require extensive docs to get started? Exactly!
Working with frameworks can make our lives easy, but sometimes we need something that really suits our project. Adamantium's goal is to have a flexible structure that you can really work as a base to have your own code.
Adamantium is open source and is licensed under the GPL license. Feel free to use the Adamantium Starter-Kit for non-commercial and commercial ventures (For example: Premium WordPress themes, client work, etc.). The creator and developer would really appreciate if a link to the Adamantium Starter-Kit was placed inside the CSS file (but it's not mandatory at all!).
Are you using this? If so, become a contributor to it’s growth and stability. If you have problems using it, definitely let me know. Equally, if you have ideas to make it even better, I want to hear them too.