Honestly, I don’t love this theme – Workstation Pro Child Theme from StudioPress. At a glance, it didn’t give that WOW! effect most StudioPress child themes blew me away with.
What I see and can tell from looking at the demo page and most especially, the home page is that if you care much about the images on the home page of your business website, this theme is right for you.
If your organization or business operates on displaying products images, history, creativity and if you use images to tell better stories…check out this new child theme from StudioPress, might just be what you’re looking for.
One of the reasons I love most Studiopress child theme is their landing page content area width, but this theme comes with something different from the rest which I don’t subscribe to – the content area is a bit wider for my likeness. In my opinion, the content area is too wide and could easily get the eyes tired of reading quickly.
But the blog page content area isn’t coded that way, the blog content area width is perfect for reading and inviting too, with BIG image space to go along with your quality content.
Workstation pro theme is chosen as StudioPress theme of the month – October, according to Studiopress monthly affiliates newsletter roundup.
Why StudioPress Theme Of The Month is Workstation Pro – October 2015?
Workstation pro is an elegant business child theme made by StudioPress for the creative artist, businesses, designers and people like you who like to display their creative work on their business website.
Before we go on, is important that you have the latest Genesis Framework installed on your website already before the installation of the workstation pro theme. This theme is designed to work along with the latest Genesis framework and WordPress software installation.
WorkkStation Pro theme home page comes with four different full-width widget areas blocks that give you access to showcase just about anything you can think of either in plain text format or images……..these spaces are all yours to take full advantage of.
The home page is made of a classic full-width display, similar to that of Parallax pro theme also from StudioPress, but with slight differences that separate them apart.
From start, the first block of full-width widget ready home page can be used for fully customized text widget box. Here you can bring to the front of your customers your most very important messages like what your company is all about, history, your vision, and mission etc…. and even link to relevant pages on the website.
Most businesses prefer using this functionality for products and services display in the main headings and subheading, but Workstation Pro provide you with better space for that….just read on and you’ll discover why below.
The second block on the homepage is mostly, the icing on the cake.
This block gives you the availability to have up to “six” Genesis featured page widget to display your most important elements on the home page like About page, Contact page, Products sample page, Pricing page etc. and each box with its own BIG featured image.
The third block on the homepage is a special one that can be used to highlight both content and image that better tell a good story your audience will love.
This is a perfect place to show your audience the behind the scene of what they could not have possibly seen about your company but will make them fell in love the more.
How about showing how dedicated and hardworking your workers are? You can do that here…….just be creative!
In Workstation pro child theme, the last block full-width widget ready area is used to display your latest post with a link to the original article on the blog post page. This block is supported by “Featured post” widget which comes with almost all StudioPress pro themes.
Apart from these widget areas on the home page, there are other four main areas where you can take full advantage of displaying your preferred elements such as advertising, banner ads, latest post, popular post, social proof etc.
These areas include the primary sidebar, After Entry widget, Footer widget and on the contact page where you can display custom widget for company address, phone number, hours of meeting etc.
Unlike most themes, workstation pro comes with its own contact page sidebar custom widget ready for displaying this important messages.
WorkStation Genesis Child Theme Pro Main Features:
- Genesis Theme Settings Page
- Frontpage background image options
- Page Layouts – Content/sidebar, Sidebar/content, Full Width content.
- Color options – Select suitable color
- Custom header – Upload or select custom image
- WordPress Navigation menus support
- Homepage 4 widget sections – Featured image support
- Genesis Widgets – Featured Page, Featured Posts, Recent comments, Text widget
- User Profile widget by genesis
- Page Templates – Landing page, Blog page, Archive page
- Excerpt and Full Page options
- Custom background color – For header and Page excerpt area
- column classes support – 2, 4, 3 and 6 column classes.
- And much more