The Haru theme is a 3rd party Genesis Framework theme created for any blogging niche. This free theme is a light-weight theme, without any overbearing features.
On the homepage, the most noticeable feature is below the navigation bar. This is a huge rectangle widget that spans the width of the theme with a background image that you can customize. Inside this background image is a place to insert text and a link. Use this to link to guide traffic to an important blog page.
Haru comes with a side column, footer widgets, and the ability to display pages under the footer widgets. This theme does require some customization on your end. You can freely search through our Genesis Framework Tutorials category for some tips on making changes to your blog.
Here are the Haru Theme features.
- Landing Page
- Archive Page
- Blog Page
- 6 Different Layouts
As noted, there is not a lot going on with this free theme, but you do have an “after entry” widget below the blog post. Use this space for ads or an autoresponder box.
Haru comes with some footer widgets that can be used for anything. I’d suggest adding your important pages in these widgets to get the most views.
Don’t forget to check out our plugins page for more awesome add-ons to really make your 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.
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 deals. The Pro Plus StudioPress package is perfect for professional bloggers and developers. Check out the details below.
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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