Best Answer Rob , 23 March 2013 - 03:26 PM
To clarify, PageLines Framework isn't a theme. It's a framework, which means that it acts like an engine. You can design your Framework installation to have a particular style or appearance, or, you can use any one of dozens of existing premium or free child themes. The Base Theme will pick up any settings, styling or coding created in the Framework. If you use a pre-built child theme, the look of your site will change, but the Base Theme will not affect it.
A child theme works 'under' the framework, so it picks up the power, resources and settings of the framework to give the child theme functionality. Since I used the 'engine' metaphor, let's liken this to having a car engine and chassis. It doesn't matter if you make it look like a Ford, a Rolls Royce, or a Ferrari; the horsepower will be the same.
Thus even if you activate Base Theme or any other child theme, they call upon the Framework for their power, to make them 'go'.Go to the full post