The Sloan theme is a 3rd party Genesis Framework theme created for Travel blogs and/or photography bloggers. This theme showcase’s images in a huge way with a minimalist design.
The homepage sports a sticky menu bar with the ability to add social media follow buttons aligned to the right-hand side. Under this bar is room to upload your blog’s logo image. I’d suggestion one more fancy than the demo version.
Under the logo image is a huge rectangle widget to display a featured image on the homepage. This is an excellent location for a slider plugin, which would move through all featured images that link to their target posts. This is a great way to showcase beautiful images and direct visitors to that image’s specific page.
Under this widget, there are customizable widget blocks to showcase your latest blog posts. To the left of these blocks is a sidebar widget.
At the bottom of this theme, you will see an image gallery. It’s best to install an Instagram plugin to showcase your best images. Although the blog post features images in a large size, this can be changed in your “media” settings page in your “General–>Settings” tab in your admin dashboard. For me, I prefer the look of the large images. Let’s get to the basic theme features.
Let’s get to the basic theme features.
- Responsive Layout
- Static Front Page available
- Six unique layout options
- Specify page layout based on post category or tags
- Fully customizable sidebars
- Two menu location options
- Upload your custom header
- Type in site name to appear as in demo
- Widget bundle including all widgets used in demo
- Set up Instructions
- SEO optimized
- HTML5 Markup
Here is another preview of what this theme has to offer. You can customize it even further to suit your own needs.
Here is a look at a few homepage widgets.
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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