Review : Freelance Theme by StudioPress is a premium Genesis WordPress child theme developed for freelancers and business agencies. The Freelance WordPress Theme provides you a right homepage layout to create business freelancer website having introduction and work highlight on homepage. The homepage shows only those things which are needed, the demo page shows a slide-show and single entry of the recent project but you have all freedom to add more or less sections using framework options panel. The theme is made for the people who wants to provide quick introduction about company and display work sample, you can’t excerpt all other features like parallax scroll, shining colorful featured sections etc. I would suggest this theme for the people who wants to develop simple but professional personal website, freelance website or company website to display work, about and contact section.
Freelance Genesis Child Theme Brief Review
All Layout Options : StudioPress Freelance WordPress Theme is a genesis child theme that looks simple it combines all powerful features on the back-end side that really makes better improvement on the website look. 6 best page layouts of this freelancer child theme let’s you use custom layouts for pages and posts, for e.g. you may want to use sidebar for blog page, and full width style for homepage and landing page. All those layouts consist of sidebar on either side, double sidebar on either side, single sidebar on both side (left/right), full width (no sidebar) etc. The Freelance demo page can show you all of these styles live in action, just access “Layouts” button from menu-bar on demo page.
Homepage Design : We already had a quick talk about homepage on the first paragraph, but let’s expand in detail and see how it can work for any business. The Freelance Genesis Child WordPress Theme shows you a introduction box where you can connect “About Page” of your company or Personal Details page for the freelancers. Here (Top of homepage) you can show an image and some details about how you manage customers, different work policy, best features of your business etc. Recent project section can show any latest or select project on the bottom part which is enough to provide a quick look at work sample. Apart from that you can show personal introduction and recent projects widget on the sidebar, which makes your site more powerful. Alternatively, you can inert slide-show, service columns using Genesis page builder. The demo shows a homepage that is meant to be useful for freelancers but still if you need to add other elements then surely you can do them with options panel (Drag and drop sections as required).
Other Elements : The Freelance WordPress Theme let’s you enjoy the power of communication using contact page, when you open contact page on demo you will find a best “Online contact form” which can be used by visitors / customers to contact you. Though, Genesis framework doesn’t provide you any contact form plugin but you can use Gravity forms plugin (recommended by StudioPress Child theme developers) to get the same contact form on your business freelance website. Moreover header has a company logo and search widget space both on either side (left/right). The widgets can be replaced with your choice, for e.g. change header search widget with social widget to get followers, or add text widget to display phone number or call to action text on header.
To use Freelance WordPress Child Theme you need to have Genesis Framework (if not then purchase it with child theme), Once you get this theme you will get full support from StudioPress. The support provides access to future updates for framework, child theme and forum support to discuss any query or post any issue. Documentation guide for framework, child theme, tutorials are available for people who have less experience or for those who wants to study every part of the theme thoroughly. I would recommend this theme to every freelancer or business person who like simple site instead of graphically over optimized sites.
Freelance Genesis Child Theme Features :
- Power to generate featured images automatically
- Homepage : Either choose default design to add custom sections on homepage
- Genesis framework : Options to change, color, layouts and homepage design
- Six layouts : Covers all possibility of sidebar positions and full width mode
- Landing page included
- Blog page with all blogging options
- Sidebar : Show custom page, Company Intro or recent posts
- Special page to display projects
- Threaded comments : User can add their opinions
- Contact form : Compatible with Gravity forms
Price Plan :
Theme + Genesis Frame-work : $99.95