The Mins & Gens theme is a 3rd party Genesis Framework theme created for the Photography industry. This theme is completely black and white until you place your mouse over an image, causing the image to change to its natural color and really stand out. This theme is perfect for photography or travel sites. The top of the homepage has a customizable menu bar that is parallel with your social media links. Directly below this is a large space for your logo image. If you need help with creating a large and memorable logo, Logo Nerds is the way to go.
The second navigation bar is located under the logo image, allowing you to showcase important posts and pages. The very next homepage feature that I enjoy is the custom authoresponder box. It is in a prime location to collect those emails. Next, you have a widget with two side by side blocks to display pages, which is a fantastic idea. You can use this space to link to your About Us or equipment page. Get creative in how you display content on the homepage. There is a side bar and of course footer widgets to display more information. You get a lot of built-in features with this theme. With clean code and an SEO friendly design, the Mins & Gens theme is irresistible.
Mins & Gens Features
- Responsive Design
- Top Optin Section
- SEO Featured Images
- Social Follow Icons
- Sidebar About Us Box
- Popular Posts Box
- Editors Picks
- Last Updated Posts Box
- Post Formats
- Single Page Social Share
- Author Biography
- Related Posts
- 6 Different Layouts
- Landing Page with Feature
- Landing Page without Feature
Mins & Gens Admin Features
- Color Options in Customize page
- Simple Theme Setting Options
- SEO Settings
- One Click Future Updates
- Documentation & Video Tutorials
- Optin Works with Entire Email Subscription Providers
Below is a preview of the Mins & Gens special admin features, located under your “Genesis” settings tab. Note that the features in the image below vary from theme to theme by this developer.
(built in advertising blocks in certain locations)
There is a built in related posts feature and the blocks look big. Remember, to use beautiful featured images in your blog posts.
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.
Additional SEO Optimized Child Themes
To find more beautifully designed Themes that run off a different framework, have a look at Tesla Themes. Their themes come with a clean design, powerful features, and free premium support which is most important. Schema Integration included with all themes. Visit Tesla themes to learn more. There “Standard Package” is the best value.
- Recommended SEO Guide: How To Set Up The Yoast Premium SEO Plugin
- Recommended SEO Guide: The WP Meta SEO Plugin: An Alternative SEO Plugin
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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