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- Education Pro
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- Ease of useEditor: 80%
- FunctionalityEditor: 90%
- PriceEditor: 85%
- Support & documentationEditor: 90%
When choosing a theme for your website or blog, sometimes you need a little something more than the average blog template. Let’s face it, not everyone has the same interests or desires – the world would be a boring place if we did – and so the same can be said for the functionality of our websites.
So what if you’re building a website for a school, college, university or other institution? How do you pack in as many features as possible, while still maintaining a clear, navigable site?
Today I’ve got just the thing. It comes in the form of a sleek, functional WordPress Theme and it’s so easy to use, you’ll wonder why you haven’t purchased it sooner.
Allow me to introduce you to Education Pro – A child theme for the Genesis Framework.
Education Pro is built for the Genesis Framework
Now I know you’re eager to find out just what’s so great about Education Pro, and I’ll get on to that shortly. However before I do, let’s just pause to consider the framework this theme is built upon.
Genesis by StudioPress is renowned for its powerful features which include:
- Ease of use for all levels of expertise
- Search engine friendly structure
- Clean, optimized coding
It’s also perfectly functional as a stand-alone theme that’s ready to go out of the box. Simply upload it to your WordPress installation and you’ve got yourself a website.
Where the magic really starts to happen however, is when you start using StudioPress child themes to compliment the framework. This adds an additional layer of customization and functionality to really make your website your own.
Further to this all themes and the framework itself comes with detailed instructions on how to install, setup and tweak your layouts. Plus a host of helpful support from the StudioPress community forums.
Simply put, it makes website building easy, yet remains looking professional. (If you already have the Pro Plus package from StudioPress, Education Pro will be available to you for free).
Seamlessly organize your content
Add Educate Pro to a WordPress site with the Genesis Framework and you’re in for a real treat. This theme comes equipped with some very useful features.
It’s been designed to effortlessly display your content, with minimal impact on the aesthetics of your site. Your website will remain sleek, clear and easy to navigate while all of your important information is still easily accessible.
- Six different options for your layout – content/sidebar, sidebar/content, content/sidebar/sidebar, sidebar/sidebar/content, sidebar/content/sidebar and full-width layout.
- Six different color styles – default, blue, green, orange, purple and red.
- Customizable theme options displayed in the theme preview section of your dashboard.
- Customizable menus with placement available at the top, header and footer.
- The option for a custom background.
- Large, visually impressive featured images.
- Brand new HTML5 Markup – the most recent advancement in web coding.
- Optimized for mobile devices – no need to worry about how your site will look on a smartphone.
Education Pro is ideal for institutions
With so many features available, Educate Pro is perfect for sites that provide numerable services. Most notably of which is a School, College, University or other institution.
At the end of the day if you fall under that category, there’s no doubt that you’ve got heaps of information that needs to be sent out daily. It also needs to be highly visible so that your students can find what they’re looking for in a timely manner.
Educate Pro has this sorted for you. The homepage widget areas have been designed to send a clear, concise message.
First up you have your welcome message. Here you can hit your institution’s ethos straight home to your audience. Tell them who you are, what you do and what you can do for them.
Beneath this you have an area that’s ideal for adding buttons that lead to other areas of your website. These are called call-to-action buttons and are a great way to direct attention to important information.
Your area is below and it provides a list of your most recent blog posts. Beside it you also have a further widget area in the form of a sidebar. Here you can display important information such as your admissions procedure, further pages worth reading and a search box.
Lastly you have a widget area underneath for providing an opt-in form for users to stay up-to-date with your mailing list. Below this you can also utilize the footer widget areas for info such as your contact details, categories and important pages.
The Education Pro demo is set up to make your website usable, straight from the box, with minimal tweaking. This doesn’t mean that you can’t play around with your layout and design.
Try switching things around, changing your colors and experimenting with your content to create a powerful website; your audience will fall in love with.
- Powerful framework and features
- Clear layout perfect for providing a lot of information
- Quality support with a great range of setup tutorials
- Would like to see more custom post types for further customization
- Doesn’t provide much info above the fold
- Various styles come included but can be difficult to customize beyond what’s included unless you’re familiar with CSS
Summary: Showcase your institution with the Education Pro Theme – a child theme for the Genesis Framework. This clean, clear WordPress Theme organizes your content seamlessly, allowing readers to find the information they need, when they need it.