The Ambiance Pro theme is a Genesis Framework Theme built for the photography industry. The homepage beautifully displays images in a tile layout with a little effect over the featured images when hovering your mouse over them. A sticky menu bar is included with the menu bar being in a hamburger style you typically see on mobile theme versions. Show the menu bar but clicking on the icon. This is a nice feature to have. Ambiance theme setup does consist of editing homepage widgets but you will have detailed instructions to follow to help mimic the demo version if that is the look you are after.
A few things about the homepage, the most recent blog posts are in a tiled layout. Not really noticeable but there is a double arrow button at the bottom of the homepage to move to page 2 of the blog posts. What I really like is the huge featured background image for the blog posts. On the demo blog, click on any blog post and notice the featured image takes up a good chunk of space, I like this effect and it really showcase’s the beauty of the images used. Because of this size, you need to make sure all photos that you upload are high-quality. Find theme customization tips in our Genesis Framework Tutorials category.
This is a light weight photographer theme that loads quickly and doesn’t need a bunch of extra add-ons. Below are the features included with this theme.
Ambiance Pro Features
- custom header
- mobile responsive
- HTML5 markup
- theme options
- Landing page
- layout options
I really enjoy the layout of this theme. Here is a sample of a blog post, with the hamburger menu bar expanded.
A nice special effect is the top menu bar, click on a button to hide it or expand it. Check out the demo blog for a live version.
Don’t forget to check out our plugins page for more awesome add-ons to really make your blog stand out.
This theme includes the Genesis Framework if you do not have it already installed. Theme cost is $99.95. Returning customers do get discounts. Login to your account and view the theme details page. If you are a developer, you know you can customize these themes on your own for your clients and add more money to your packaged deal. The Pro Plus StudioPress package is the best deal for you.
Need More Convincing?
There are thousands of plugins online to install on your blog but installing all of them is not a feasible thing to do. One thing is for sure is that you need to have a good web host or your blogging career won’t be very successful. Being on the Genesis Framework means there are custom plugins created especially for our community. Have a look at our mega list of Genesis Framework Plugins page to see which ones catch your interest.
If you are new to this whole blogging thing or looking for a little more knowledge? Take a look at our blog post on How To Start A WordPress Blog on the Genesis Framework.
It’s easy to get this theme up and rolling without hiring any outside help. This tutorial is broken down into step by step segments for even novice bloggers.
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Don’t know how to install a Genesis Framework theme? See our guide on How To Install A Genesis Framework Theme for a step by step guide. You do get a “Theme Settings” page in your admin dashboard with the Genesis Framework installed. The amount of settings depends on the theme installed.
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