No matter what the goal for your website may be, if you are a hobby blogger, displaying the products you sell at your store front or online marketer, great website design is a must. Keep reading on our Genesis Framework Review.
It is easy to get lost in sea of great WordPress themes but one thing some forget is that your theme isn’t all about cute colors, but functionality and possibility to customize it as well.
If you want all the great features a theme can have, you can not go wrong with Genesis Framework. Genesis isn’t even just a theme, it is a framework that will power your blog and allow you to create a great design while keeping the functionality.
Whether you’re a novice or advanced developer, Genesis provides the secure and search-engine-optimized foundation that takes WordPress to places you never thought it could go.
Genesis Framework gives you a very clean looking design right out of the box. Even with no customization, you can use it on a variety of blogs and it would give them a professional look.
However, this is just the beginning. StudioPress has a large gallery of child themes for any type of blog. Along with several very nice free child themes, they have a gallery of their own and third party child themes. With so many different looks, you may not need any other customizations on your blog.
As a StudioPress customer, you will also have discounts available every time you purchase a new theme.
Ease of use
The thing that cost Genesis framework half of a review star is the way you need to customize the looks of your site… You have to go to the Editor and directly edit the CSS file and this can be scary to those who have no clue about CSS coding.
The good things is that StudioPress addressed this issue by publishing a very good looking child theme – Prose – which has an editing dashboard in which you can edit your blog’s look without messing with the code.
So what ever fault you find with the framework or child themes, the developer team makes sure to address it in the upcoming releases.
The framework covers your SEO needs and integrates great with most of the popular and trusted SEO plugins (if you must use one). Some people prefer to use the built -in SEO features, others choose to use a plugin for that (example: WordPress SEO plugin) probably to add more functionality and control over their sites. So, if you are using Genesis, it’s totally up to you to decide.
Design and layout
Genesis framework and majority of themes have six different layouts and not only you can use them on the entire blog, but you can pick any one you want on page by page and post by post basis.
The Genesis Framework and some of the themes available (including every new one that gets updated or a brand new design) are actually mobile responsive, which means you won’t need any Apps, plugins, or additional custom coding to make your themes look good on mobile devices.
Here is how Genesis look on large screens or desk-tops:
And, here is how it should look on smaller screens, and mobile devices:
The theme allows for easy integration of one or two menus, custom header and custom background as well as inserting scripts in the header and after body sections (tracking scripts for example).
Custom Home page
Some of the themes already have these widgets added but even if yours doesn’t, there are codes provided by StudioPress to implement the features. You can create a custom home page by simply putting content into home widgets.
Perfect for creating great looking landing pages to welcome your visitors and convert them to subscribers before they dig into your blog content.
Apart from the design of the framework and themes, one very important thing when it comes to StudioPress is the top notch support in the Forums as well as the possibility to submit a ticket to the support team.