LightSpeed loves WooThemes, and we use their themes extensively to help us build dynamic, kick ass websites for our clients. Here’s a list of reasons we do:

1. Canvas

Canvas is the most sophisticated and comprehensive WooTheme, with unparalleled flexibility and the most frequent updates.
How Flexible? We’ve recently developed these sites using Canvas as framework:

It is a clean theme to work with – and empty shell – that allows the most thorough control with regards to changes and settings that you can use in a website, with the variety of options more diverse than other themes.

At LightSpeed, Canvas forms the base template for most designs. Any functionality can be ported from other Woothemes to make it more dynamic, but we try to use canvas options as far as possible.

2. Child Themes

The benefit of using child themes is that when developing – only the parent theme needs to be updated and it filters through to all child themes. This has a massive impact on saving time.

3. SEO

WooThemes have incorporated SEO within their Framework making the All-in-One SEO plugin obsolete. Each page and post comes with it’s own SEO options.


WooThemes has an export option, allowing the export of all theme options from dev sites to the live site. This avoids double work by having to reset up all options on the live site.

5. Branding

WooThemes come with a branding option within the Framework settings, giving you the option to remove WooThemes branding on the site and replace it with your own.

6. Styling

The Styling options are a huge help to the developers as it allows the styling of a site to be done before a line of code has been written. Furthermore, once delivered, it allows clients to customize their styling without outside help from a developer and without touching any code, giving the client more control over their site.

7. Navigation

The Woo Menu’s provide great functionality to customize navigation, but with the incorporation of the new WordPress Menus in WorPress 3.0 this is no longer of great importance.
WooThemes have recently announced plans to develop Canvas further into a framework with even more added options. Frankly, we can’t wait.