It would be a gross understatement to say that my colleagues over at Copyblogger Media’s StudioPress division have been working like crazy on your behalf (likely because we’re now offering WordPress hosting for StudioPress customers only).
They’ve been developing and shipping so much digital goodness lately, it’s making me feel fatigued just watching.
I mean, I’m just a guy typing in his bathrobe, continually pouring coffee, and talking into a microphone once a week. I’m lucky to get a coherent sentence out in an hour.
These folks, on the other hand, are working relentlessly to make things easy for you by doing most of the heavy-lifting when it comes to website design, search optimization, and security.
If you’ve not yet heard about what’s going on over there, StudioPress makes a world-class website framework for WordPress and has currently delivered (with more on the way) 36 child themes to easily skin your site.
We’ve chatted about it before, but here’s a quick look at what you get “out of the box” when you hook yourself up with the Genesis framework + any of the 36 turnkey designs:
- Evolve with your site’s growth using several different page layout options
- Quick-change between different color schemes without touching a line of code
- Show off your latest content using the featured article function
- Logical navigation & category layout that lets your readers get to what they want, fast
- All the SEO, security, and design benefits of the Genesis Framework
- Unlimited updates, domains you can use the theme on, and support (you’re not on your own)
That said, here are a few designs direct from the StudioPress factory that’ll make your online life easier, faster, and more secure …
Hang a beautiful Tapestry on your site
You’ve seen it.
You might already be hooked by its simplicity.
The tumblog-style of blogging has become a comfortable yet powerful form of expression for many online in the last few years.
Now, you can combine the benefits of this micro-blogging genre with the muscle of the Genesis Framework, all in one easy package.
The Tapestry child theme is the way to go if you’re the type that likes to post a variety of stuff — links, video, photos, text, et cetera — and a lot of it.
Tapestry allows you to beautifully publish in eight unique formats, with posts optimized for each type of content.
The average time spent by a reader on an average single web page is measured in seconds.
The number of those precious seconds goes down every single day.
In an age of unprecedented distraction, focus is fast becoming a priceless commodity.
The Focus child theme was built to bring your message and work into sharp relief. With six super clean page layout options, and three easy-switch theme colors, the Focus theme concentrates everything on your objectives.
Clean and Powerful Prose
The Prose child theme is an understated masterpiece.
Understated, because it specializes in elegantly getting out of your way — bloggers, copywriters, consultants, and content marketers — so that your words always sit front and center.
A masterpiece, because it is one of the most easily flexible WordPress themes ever developed, sitting safely on top of the rock-solid Genesis Framework.
The point-and-click design controls built into Prose change pretty much everything you’ve always hated about running your own website.
With a few clicks in a few minutes from within your WordPress dashboard you can control site colors, typefaces, font sizes, and other critical elements of your site design. Instantly.
Oh, and did I mention you won’t need to touch a single line of code to make those changes?
Oh yeah, Genesis is now on WordPress.com …
Tapestry and Pretty Young Thing are our first themes available in the new WordPress.com Premium theme marketplace. If you want the all the benefits of Genesis + StudioPress without hosting your own site, this will be a game-changer for you.
And, it’s only the beginning. We’ve got more Genesis-powered StudioPress themes on the way over to WordPress.com, so stay tuned.
Or, if you want total control, click here to get more details on the Genesis Framework and find out why it’s the smartest way to build any WordPress site.