Mindstream Review – StudioPress : A tumblr like genesis child theme for WordPress CMS which brings multiple post formats for modern bloggers. The best thing about this blog template is that, it is based on tumblr blog platform so you will get full benefit of WordPress Post formats. The built-in post formats available in Mindstream WordPress Theme are : Audio, Aside, Chat, Image, Gallery, Quote, Link, Status, Video etc. That means your blogging task will become quick and easier, specially when it comes to publish multimedia contents.
With 9 post formats and responsive design you can surely create a sound blog platform that works over tablet, mobiles and all devices. Genesis Framework is required to setup on server in order to use this blog template, so make sure to have it.
What’s Good In : Mindstream Genesis Child Theme
The entire structure of this blogging theme is based on simple and light weight design so user will face no distraction in reading. On the other hand, It will load with super fast speed which makes good impression on visitors as well as search engine robots. The demo preview shows a simple texture background and simple color style but that’s just an example. So if you are a fancy blogger then you will find options to change color skin, background image, font style and all other stuff.
The sidebar panel is fully widgetized which is great place to highlight author information, social links, recent posts and other stuffs using custom widgets. The page layout options will allow you to pick sidebar alignment position to left or right side, or you can pick full width mode to remove sidebar. The theme options and Genesis framework has many features so you can edit SEO settings, Layouts, Homepage and other stuff easily.
Features Review : StudioPress Mindstream Theme
The premium WordPress blogging theme can display every post with unique presentation style and you won’t have to lift your finger to create thumbnails or featured images manually. Whether you publish video post, gallery or quite post, it will make best presentation with built-in features. There is an icon attached to every post title so user can know the type of post, which is another creative part of this genesis blog theme.
Drop-Down Menus :
The Mindstream WordPress Theme is supported by custom menus feature so you can generate a menubar with custom links from back-end side. The advanced menu system will accept multiple drop-down links so you can add Parent and Child links under any menu button. Thanks to StudioPress genesis theme developers for adding support for WordPress advanced menu system which makes an easy way for to create best navigation bar for administrators. The header has wide enough space so you can put a Logo (left) and Menubar links (right) both on the same row.
Other Features : StudioPress
While viewing full post preview on live demo, you will find many great features within each post page. Look at the below screen-shot which shows how Mindstream Genesis Theme highlights Author box (below post) with image, Threaded comments to improve communication with readers. Moreover, if you take a look at sidebar or footer area then you will see all widgets like Recent Posts, Social Media links, Author introduction box, Banners/Custom Text and many other widgets.
CONCLUSION : If you are really serious to create a best blog platform that meets all modern blog demands then you must choose this template. Customizable design and performance oriented smart coding are the main factors which makes me suggest it to authors and content writers.
Basic Features : Mindstream WordPress Theme
- 3 Post/Page layout options : FullWidth, Sidebar Left or Right
- 9 Post formats : Like tumblr blog
- Best featured preview : Post type icon with title
- Multimedia support : Embed music, Video or upload gallery
- Page Templates : Blog, Landing, Archive, Columns
- Custom color skins, Textures, Fonts
- Text Widget : Insert anything (text, links)
- Simple Pagination : Numeric buttons
- Footer with 3 columns
- Genesis Framework Options Support
- Search engine optimized and highly responsive
Price Plan :
Child Theme + Genesis Frame-work : $79.95