WordPress starter themes and frameworks differ from one another, but they both speed up the development process of building new themes and websites. They’re hallmarks of WordPress’ open-source nature, giving developers head starts in creating new products.
Bloated themes are all the more common nowadays, with many theme developers choosing to include an abundance of features, and sometimes additional plugins, into their themes, leading to theme bloat. However, you sometimes just want a simple theme that gets the job done. One such theme framework is Beans; an easy-to-use, lightweight, well-documented, free and open-source WordPress theme framework.