The Derby theme is a 3rd party Genesis Framework Theme created for any type of business. Derby is clean, modern and flexible, with everything that you need to make an impact in the blogging world.
On the homepage, under the logo bar, there is a decent size widget to add a responsive slider plugin. You can showcase your latest blog posts and products, or gear visitors towards specific pages.
Derby has plenty more widgets to set up and customize. If you check out the demo version, you’ll see a space for the latest tweet you sent out, located under the last comment on the page. This is definitely a cool and unique feature.
This is an excellent business theme for the average blogger. I would suggest you change the background image. I really don’t think it suites this theme at all and is an eye sore. Use a plain colored background and usually light backgrounds is better as that puts the attention on to the theme design and content itself.
Let’s take a look at the general features Derby has.
- Responsive Design
- Portfolio Functionality
- Customizable Front Page
- Works across Major Browsers
Themedy Core Features
- Backend Options and Multiple Theme Styles
- Full Documentation and Excellent Forum Support
- Landing Page Template
- Custom Shortcodes
- PSD Included
- Cross Browser Compatible
I really love the homepage design. There are definitely different features to entice a visitor to read further. Use your imagination for these area’s when setting up your blog to really make your site shine.
Here is a preview of the blog latest posts page:
So the homepage has a few custom widgets to set up to mimic the demo version, 2 different sections I believe are just perfect for this business theme to showcase what you are all about. Here is a preview of the widget and the layout which could spark idea’s of your own.
Don’t forget to check out our plugins page for more awesome add-ons to really make our blog stand out.
Please keep in mind that you will need to have the Genesis Framework already installed on your blog. The cost of the framework is $59.95. This will get you a lifetime membership and free updates for the framework, which is an awesome deal.
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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.
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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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