Statamic Starter Kits vs WordPress Themes
While they may seem similar on the surface, Statamic Starter Kits and WordPress Themes take a very different approach to the end-goal of speeding up the web design and development process. Allow us to explain the difference.
Many WordPress themes are interchangeable because WordPress uses the same content model for all sites. This is both a strength and a weakness of the platform. The strength is the interchangeability, but the weakness is that not every business or website should be the same. Sites often outgrow their themes with feature and content needs the theme doesn't support. When this happens, site owners need to either start hacking and slashing away at someone else's code, or installing plugins and hoping for the best.
Statamic Starter Kits are designed to be a starting place. Good, clean code, ready to be changed, built-upon, and adapted to your needs. Each Starter Kit can have a unique content model, design, and set of features that fits its creator's purpose.
We envision Starter Kits as a great way to "skip ahead" in the usual development cycle of a website, and less of a "no-code" approach to web development.
Where to Find Starter Kits
The best way to find Starter Kits is by exploring the Statamic Marketplace or the Tools → Starter Kits section of the Statamic 3 Control Panel.