Meet Cook’d Pro : WordPress genesis blogging theme developed by Feastdesignco (3rd party developer). This template is available on Studiopress store and Feastdesignco theme store also. So we would recommend purchasing child theme and genesis framework both from Studiopress. The theme development was done with minimal design where you will experience lots of smoothness. The background and all areas are very clean, you won’t see any distracting colors or graphics.
This theme is released by same developer who has previous developed 2 popular genesis themes : Foodie Pro Theme and Brunch Pro theme. And this is another advanced food recipe WordPress theme from the same developer team.
Why Cook’d Pro WordPress Genesis Theme ?
We have seen lots of premium WordPress food blogging themes on different template stores. But we would still suggest this theme to all food bloggers and authors who wants to share recipes. This theme was developed on powerful genesis framework platform where you are going to lots of built-in features. Not only that, you can also take benefit of custom widgets, page templates, layout options and more.
Cook’d Pro theme let’s you setup homepage, archive page, blog page and all other areas using built-in WordPress customizer options panel. So you will only need small time to start your own food blog platform. The theme is not limited for single niche only, you can utilize it to create website for various topics. If we talk about some great widget then you will like “Genesis eNews Extended” to tap lots of newsletter subscribers.
Moreover, you will also find it also includes Simple Social Icons Plugin so readers can easily share your blog posts on social sites. The footer and sidebar both areas are filled with custom widget pots. That means, bloggers can easily ad lots of ad-banners, recent and featured posts etc.
If you are looking for a minimal and SEO powered WordPress blogging theme then you can go for this one.
Cook’d Pro Studiopress : Key Features
Setup Homepage : Now we are going to discuss on how front-page is developed using custom widgets. The theme includes 3 main sections that is called : Home Top, Middle and Bottom. You will have no restriction on homepage layout so you can add desired widgets to display featured posts or pages for these areas. If you check-out first homepage area then it shows 3 featured posts.
These entries are added using “Genesis Featured Post” widget which provides options to display posts from all or selected categories. These widgets allows you set Title, Image size, Excerpt and everything.
Now scrolling down on the middle area shows Newsletter section which has been powered by Genesis eNews Extended widget. It is helpful to set up newsletter opt-in to tap more subscribers for newsletter and ad-campaigns. This newsletter plugin is flexible to work with any newsletter services like : Mailchimp, Mailpoet, Aweber etc.
Right below newsletter area, Cook’d Pro WordPress theme highlights 4 featured posts using same featured widget as used for top area. The bottom area highlights “Recent Posts” using full-width layout. This section allows you to display sidebar on right or left side. The homepage setup process is very easy and you will get all setup related help in documentation guide.
More Details : Studiopress Genesis Theme
Recipe Index Page : When you need a special template to display food recipes then you can use built-in Recipe Index Page. You can add this section from “Add new page” by selecting Page Attributes “Recipe Index”. The page options allows you to select Layout, SEO and many other options. If you want to further optimize recipe template with filter options then you can use premium FacetWP Plugin.
This plugin let’s you add different Categories Facet so that visitors can easily select their favourite categories to filter recipes only from those area.
Content Archives Page : Cook’d Pro Genesis theme manages all contents using custom categories archives page. Therefore, it offers archives page settings options to help you improve content presentation style. In order to access archive page settings, you can open WordPress customizer and select layout options from the options window.
The archive grid also you to choose grid size, image size, image placement etc. Apart from that, you can enable options to display title, post information, content etc. The options list also helps you to select excerpt, Pagination type and more in just couple of clicks. This way, your archives page will not look boring just like all other traditional blog templates.
Display Banners : The Cook’d Pro genesis theme has 4 unique areas to display your ad-banners. For this process, you need to open widget management section and drag and drop widget to any of the 4 areas. The first is header top right widget section where you can add 728×90 leader-board ad block. Additionally, you can also insert more banners on primary / secondary sidebar area.
After entry widget area is also ideal to highlight promotional offers and banners below all posts. If these many advanced features are package into single template then you must give it a try.
All Features : Studiopress Cook’d Pro
- Retina ready logo support
- Recipe page with filter options
- Shop page : WooCommerce support
- Page templates : Archive, Blog Page
- 6 Page layouts with sidebar alignment options
- Blog template with simple and grid layout
- Custom shortcode to display selected categories
- Read more button
- Landing template
- Large hero section for featured posts : Homepage
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