Review : LifeStyle Pro theme released from StudioPress is a WordPress magazine and blogging theme made made for Genesis framework. LifeStyle Theme is a a multipurpose package suitable to post all type of contents with the help of dynamic homepage layout and multimedia contents. Homepage is made from widget support, that means all widget based sections can be changed at your own will. You will get five color schemes and several layout options to change the look of your website or blog. There is no complex customization process needed to change color, layout, design or anything on the website. Thanks to the powerful theme options panel offered by Genesis so that novice can also work like a professional webmaster.
LifeStyle Pro Theme for Bloggers
StudioPres LifeStyle Pro theme has wide space offered for sidebar so that site owner can easily display social widget, latest posts widget, advertisements and other elements in proper style. The header section is also crafted with big space to display logo and a message line and still you will have large blank space left on the top and bottom of the logo. Moreover Header is covered by two menus, primary menu is given on the top of side to display links to the main page templates (About us, Contact us). Secondary menu bar is given below header but attached to the header, this is a good place to display categories of popular topics. User will find secondary menu-bar easily as it is located where the homepage contents will start.
Genesis LifeStyle Pro WordPress Theme has big headline post area on homepage where latest post will be displayed in eye catching style. Other previous posts will be placed in simple featured style just below top post. Moreover user can define custom featured category sections to display latest posts from those categories in front-page. Newsletter widget has small subscription form, by placing it on the sidebar you can get many new subscribers from the blog traffic. Search widget is another best widget tool for the bloggers who comes to your blog but not able to find interesting topic, in that case visitors can simply enter keyword in the search box to get all articles related to search term.
LifeStyle Pro by StudioPress improves author and reader communication with the help of threaded comments feature. Once it is enabled on the blog / website your visitors will have a form displayed below every article and it is the place where they can submit their comments or views. Threaded style is something which allows everyone to reply to other reader’s comments same as forum. Developers of this theme knows that bloggers often comes across the need to add tracking codes for Google analytics or as a part of blog ownership verification process and therefore header and footer script boxes are offered to insert tracking / verification code easily.
Social Buttons : LifeStyle Pro Genesis Child theme has ready social widget so that blog owner can activate social links using best icons for Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, Pinterest etc. After placing this widget on sidebar using widget admin section, all you have to do is to enable it and add user details as required. This small widget can raise your followers and readership which is going to add higher number in whole traffic statistics.
Dyanmic frontpage : StudioPress LifeStyle Pro Theme provides genesis homepage builder so that administrator of website can place categories, Recent blog posts or whatever he wants to add on the homepage. Freedom to create preferred homepage design adds more power to the blogging, as a result you will get a magazine website with total uniqueness in design and homepage layout.
After Entry Widget : This is a special widget LifeStyle WordPress Theme to display author information or any special message or introduction at the bottom of every post on the website. Enabling it will make it visible all over the site, you can decide what to display on this introduction box (Photo of author, Custom URL or Social link, Some texts for profile introduction). This widget is useful if you are allowing guest post on your website or in the case where you are the single writer on the website but wish to build best relation with the readers.
LifeStyle Pro WordPress Theme Features :
- Comments and Trackback option
- Featured categories for homepage
- Latest posts displayed on the top of homepage
- Change front-page to any style using framework
- Author widget area and After Entry widget to display below posts
- Broad spacing for header logo
- Two menus options on top
- 6 color styles available
- Six page layouts to choose from
- Social connect widgets
- Post Archives, Categories using widget on sidebar
- Genesis framework + StudioPress support
Price Plan :
Child Theme + Genesis Framework : $99.95