The Maker Pro theme is a 3rd party Genesis Framework theme created for freelance writers. This theme is built to showcase a portfolio to showcase to potential employers. The first widget under the logo can be used to mention the types of services that you offer and link to your services page.
The very next widget on the homepage is actually 3 widgets side-by-side. Link to your about page, blog, and contact page. Make use of the autoresponder box on the homepage. By using a combination of MailChimp for the autoresponder service and the WordPress plugin called Bloom to take care of the pop-ups and such, you can put together a fantastic newsletter.
Don’t forget to see if any of our Genesis Framework Tutorials may be of any assistance to you when you are customizing this theme. Footer widgets are at your disposal if you do want to use them. I have not even talked about the other pages other than the homepage. You’ll have to visit the demo version to get a better picture of what this theme can do for you.
Below are the included Maker Pro theme features:
Maker Pro Features
- Custom Header
- HTML5 Markup
- Mobile Responsive
- Theme Customizer
- Theme Options
- Translation Ready
- Layout Options
This theme comes with a portfolio page in which if you hover your mouse over an image, the title appears. You must install the plugin listed above if you want to use this type of page to get the full benefits. Here is a preview.
Those 3 side-by-side widgets I mentioned earlier are shown in the image below. Make sure you upload beautiful featured images.
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 impossible. One thing is for sure, 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 your 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 number of settings depends on the theme installed.
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