You’re going to see how easy it is to customize a Genesis Theme, but first watch the video below and learn why smart bloggers use StudioPress Genesis themes.
I have been using StudioPress Genesis Themes since 2011. That’s the longest I’ve ever stuck with one theme family, so that is saying a lot!
Why You Should Use Their Themes
- Optimized, clean code for fast-loading pages
- Search engine optimized (coded on the backend so the engines can read and index content easily)
- Friendly and helpful support
- 100% free updates so your site stays compatible with the numerous WordPress updates
Also, many of their themes have a large header widget that is perfect for large AdSense banners or other sponsor ads (see my hair site.)
In the video below I will show you how easy it is to edit their themes. I’ve also included the time markers if you want to skip around.
- Upload a Logo: 2:11
- Upload a Full-Width Header 2:30
- Adding Menu 6:53
- Adding a Profile / User Widget With Pic 8:44
- Add a Stylish Email Opt In Form 10:03
- Update The Post Info Below Title: 15:30
- Change Font Sizes: 17:24
- Change Footer: 21:05
Spend 25 minutes with me and watch as I customize one of the Genesis Themes with incredible ease…
Genesis Themes I’ve Purchased
In early 2014, I decided to go ahead and buy all the Genesis child themes and take advantage of the theme-pack price.
I figured since I keep buying different themes, I might as well get the bundled deal. Now I will get free access to all new themes they release going forward.
Plus, if you are going to be building sites for other people, it’s nice to have access to such a variety of themes.
But here are the ones I’ve actually used thus far.
Focus Pro (This is the theme used in the video above.)
Magazine Pro (What I use on my hair site. Great for image-heavy sites because there is an option to feature large images and the thumbnail homepage option is nice.)
LifeStyle Pro (I used to use this on my hair site but switched to Magazine Pro.)
News Theme (One of their most popular themes.)
Daily Dish (What I use on this site.)
NOTE: I would highly recommend you buy the themes that are marked with HTML5 because they are the ones that have been upgraded to the latest functionality.
The HTML5 tag means the theme is mobile responsive and you can use schema markup to control how your site is displayed in the search results. Even Google recommends using updated code such as this.
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