Joost De Valk, developer of the number one self acclaimed popular WordPress SEO plugin – WordPress SEO by Yoast – add another mind-blowing product to their achieves – Yoast WordPress Themes.
This indeed is another great achievements by Yoast and looking at these themes from an SEO angle, it’s certain these WordPress themes by Yoast are good if not better options to consider either you want to build a new blog from scratch or redesign your existing ones.
According to Joost De valk on his blog, the project is over a year in the making when Mijke joined Yoast in September of 2012 and they decide to combine her extra ordinary knowledge in designing and that of search engines optimization by Yoast together to develop themes that will not only look good but also guarantee its SEO optimized.
And the better part of these themes is that, they all run on the genesis frame-work. This is what Yoast have to say on their blog:
We’re releasing 3 themes today, all of them very different but all of them share a lot of functionality too. They’re all Genesis child themes, as we believe in the Genesis framework. We’ve done “some” work on it though: we’ve fully integrated the Genesis frameworks core features and our own theme specific features with WordPress’ cores theme customizer, leading to functionality like this:
Unique Features of Yoast themes.
- All Yoast themes run on the genesis frame-work and all child themes are SEO friendly and themes comes with sticky menus.
- Have an awesome full screen design with a responsive mobile version that comes with hamburger menu.
- Can be customized to your taste and comes with 10 different colors to choose from.
- Gives you an option of 3 main layout to choose from and lots of widget to fully customized it to your look and style.
On February 11 of this month, Yoast announced on their website the release of their first three WordPress themes -
- Tailor made.
All three themes are child themes, share almost same functionality and run on the Genesis frame-work. This means you must have the Genesis Framework install before these themes can be installed and use successfully.
Yoast, the developer of these themes has make sure of its regular support and updates along with each updates of your WordPress installation software. And you will receive updates and support for the period of your license been active.
It cost $59 per year for one site, $99 for five sites licenses and $199 for twenty sites including support for which site that has a valid license. Though, according to Yoast, themes can be used anywhere but only sites with a valid license will receive updates from the developer.
According to readers feedback on their blog, it seems Tailor made theme which comes with an integrated newsletter subscription form at the header is already gaining users interest and could be the next WordPress theme to beat.
What do you think of this movement by Yoast entering into WordPress themes market? What do you think will be next move by Studiopress who are currently enjoying the BIG share of the theme market?