I am happy to introduce you with News Pro genesis child theme that is released by StudioPress. This is another genesis template that brings full benefit of Genesis Framework and other WordPress features. It is a WordPress magazine and news theme that fits to all types of journal websites need. The theme let’s you take benefit of multiple navigation bars, social widget, custom homepage, ad-banners support and more.
If you are serious on securing lots of traffic and best SEO results then News Pro theme should be your first choice. Because it was crafted using HTML5 and CSS3 which derives great performance and many other benefits. Before reviewing this theme, we gone through live demo which gave us the feeling of truly minimalist design. So, we experienced faster page load speed while switching from one page to another.
Why News Pro Genesis WordPress Theme by StudioPress ?
Many novice and expert users would care to ask this question when they make up mind to purchase News theme. Because they must know the reason to select this theme and not others. Well, We don’t say that all other WordPress themes in the market are worse. What we want to prove is that, this genesis child theme brings modern features that derives lots of benefits. The flexible homepage let’s you add featured sections using custom widgets offered by Genesis package.
Hence, you won’t need any programmer to create a dynamic featured homepage as shown in News Pro demo. All you have to do is drag and drop some widgets as explained in documentation. This way, authors can easily pick best categories to display featured posts on main page. The widgets allows you to select single and multiple categories, so that readers can check-out latest posts from specified categories.
Apart from that, we found best widget locations on footer, header and sidebar areas. The footer has 6 widget blocks which is more than enough to display banner, contacts, social links or other stuff. Same way you can also highlight latest posts, newsletter box, social links and other stuff on sidebar widget area. In-short, this is one of the best genesis news theme that is suggestible to bloggers, marketers and online magazine portals.
StudioPress News Pro : Main Features
Custom Header : The header layout is flexible so you can choose any background style that looks good for your site. If we talk about header contents then it has two navigation bars where bloggers can put any links. The primary navigation block is best place to highlight links to important pages : e.g. About us, Contacts etc. And secondary navigation bar is located at the bottom (near top of homepage). So this place would be suitable to display important category links.
This way, website visitors can easily browse main categories from any where. The middle part is equally important to display logo image of your choice. The left side is for logo and right side is for custom widget. You can choose ad-banner widget or any other widget for right portion. This type of header design can surely improve navigation system while earning revenue from banners.
After Entry Widget : This is one of the many widget areas of News Pro WordPress theme. It is found at the bottom of articles and ideal to display calls to action, banners and other stuff. Many bloggers and news writers would prefer to display some engaging contents at the bottom of the articles. This way readers would not leave website instantly.
This widget has global visibility, so whatever you add in this section will be visible on bottom of all posts throughout your site. Some people find it very useful for offer and ad promotion. Again, it is optional element so you can add it or disable it anything with single click.
Other Features : News Pro Genesis Child Theme
Homepage Detail : As I just said that homepage area is developed using custom widgets so you should get little idea on how it works. The entire homepage is divided into multiple widget areas and you can manage them all easily. All you have to do it, visit widget management page, add widgets, provide setting from widgets and done. Let’s talk about all homepage blocks so you can get idea on how they all work.
1) Home Top : This is first block which has been configured using “Genesis Tabs Widget”. You can choose upto 8 categories for this section, and it will automatically display most recent post for each category tab. The widget let’s you choose featured image size, title, content type and same applies to all other home widgets.
2) Home Middle Left/Right : This is the middle part of News Pro theme homepage, and it is divided into two sections. The left and right both sections are equally divided into two blocks. If you want to make same featured sections as on demo then you should select “Genesis Featured Post” widget. The demo shows single post in left block with excerpt and featured image. The right block only highlights 5 latest post from single category with only post title.
3) Home Bottom : This sections is also configured with same widget : “Genesis Featured Post”. But this section has been setup using different settings. It can highlight new posts from one or many categories.
Before we conclude News Pro review, let me tell you that you will get support from Genesis settings page for basic setup. Apart from that, Customizer options panel is also available so you can change homepage, menus, sidebar, color style, fonts and everything easily. The customizer is best tool to edit website color style, and layouts without coding need. Even a novice can also setup professional magazine website without extra help.
Al Features : StudioPress Genesis Theme
- Multiple sidebar support
- Threaded comments
- 2 Navigation menus
- Breadcrumbs support
- Primary navigation bar : Display Current date, Search form or twitter link
- 6 layouts : Full Width, Sidebar left/right, Multiple sidebars
- Genesis plugins and Widgets support
- Responsive Design : Adjust to any screen type
- Monetized for advertisements
- Social widget support
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